The launch of the new Xiaomi flagships has come and gone and while we might have to wait a few days before articles and videos of first impressions start flooding the net, that doesn’t mean the feeling off euphoria has to wear off immediately. So bask in these official photos of the bigger Mi 5s Plus.
Is it just me or does the Mi 5s Plus look a bit like the Redmi Pro, save for the design of the dual cameras, fingerprint scanner, and the LED flash?
The Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus has a nice design. This is Xiaomi’s second dual-camera phone and the camera design is entirely different. The cameras are in a single housing and the LED flash flanks it on the left. Sitting below it is a fingerprint scanner which doesn’t appear to be an ultrasonic sensor like that of its sibling, the Xiaomi Mi 5s.
Xiaomi retains the style of placing the volume rocker and power buttons on the right. Unlike the original Mi 5 and the Mi 5s which have illuminated dots on both sides of the fingerprint scanner, the Mi 5s Plus uses the familiar backlit icons which is present on the Redmi Note 3.
The Mi 5s Plus has a large 5.7 inches 1080p display that has been crammed into a body smaller than that of the iPhone 7 Plus which has a 5.5” display by the way. It also has a 3800mAh battery, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, and support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.
Pricing starts at $345 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB version and $390 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB version. With the pricing of the latter, I think the OnePlus 3 has indeed met its match.