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Xiaomi Releases Android 7 Nougat Beta Update for Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus

by Habeeb Onawole 10

The Mi 6 is Xiaomi’s latest flagship and seems to be getting all the attention but the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus haven’t been forgotten. Last week, Xiaomi announced it was going to release an Android Nougat Beta update for the Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi MIX, and Mi Note 2 starting today.

Mi 5s Plus Android Nougat Beta Update

As at the time of writing, the update is said to be available already for the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus. The update is a closed beta, so it isn’t available to everyone.

The update brings the MIUI 8 version number to 7.5.15 and comes in at 1.4GB. The change-log only states that the Android version has been updated to Nougat. Update for the Mi Note 2 and Mi MIX shouldn’t be far off too.

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The Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus were released in October 2016. Both phones are powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor. The Mi 5s is the smaller variant with a 5.15-inch FHD display, an ultrasonic front-mounted fingerprint scanner, a single rear camera and a 3200mAh battery. The Mi 5s Plus features a 5.7-inch screen, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, dual rear cameras and a 3800mAh battery.

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  • Hopefully it will bring better battery life when stable version is released.

    • Lucien

      Hi, do you recommend the MI5S? I want to buy it but I see many users complaining about the updates, battery life and fingerprint scanner. I am hesitating between MI5S and Redmi Note 4 Global Edition. Thanks.

      • I wouldn’t know about the Mi5s as what I have is the Mi5s Plus which works fine for me so far though I hear the camera on the Mi5s is way better than that on the Mi5s Plus + the fingerprint scanner issues you mentioned

        • Lucien

          Thank you for your reply. I will go for the Redmi Note 4 Global Edition for the battery life. Peace!

          • Yeah. The Redmi Note 4 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 rocks for battery life

          • OBELIX ER

            Redmi note 3 pro has great battery life, also the 4X has enough juice. The SE version is also great but the thing I like about the Mi5S is the camera (in comparison with those previous phones) battery life is indeed terrible !!! turn brightness down and you can make it through the day.. you think your going for an upgrade but apart from a small increase in speed it’s worse. and the fingerprint scanner at the front is so slow and faulty im thinking to go back to my redmi note 3 pro SE.

      • loller

        Do NOT!!! buy this shitty mi5s!
        I bought mi5s for my gf instead of her LG G3 and I regret..
        Buy mi5, it got better camera, both back(more resolution in real world, better at night- OIS) and front(diff optics maybe), way way way way…better fp sensor, 1/10 unlocks on mi5s if you are lucky, sometimes works perfect in row but always does the opposite, and yes we have tried diff techniques and roms.

        • loller

          I have mi5 64gb for 10 month and my gf mi5s 4/128gb from November.

          • Lucien

            Hi Loller, thank you for your comment. I will finally get the Redmi Note 4 Global version because the grey version of the MI5S is still expensive (around 270€ without shipping costs). The Redmi Note 4 will be enough for my needs, ok it doesn’t have a great camera but I will have a better life and a fast fingerprint scanner. Moreover, the RN4 is a lot cheaper.

  • Is this the China ROM or the Global one?

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