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Xiaomi Mi 5s invite points to a September 27th launch

Invitations to the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 5s are being sent out. The phone is expected to come with an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, Snapdragon 821 SoC, and 6GB RAM.

Published onSeptember 19, 2016

Xiaomi Mi 5-2

Xiaomi has begun sending out invites to the launch of its upcoming Mi 5s handset, which will take place on September 27th. There’s no specific mention of the handset in the invitation, but the gigantic S teaser is a pretty big giveaway.

Xiaomi Mi 5s invite
The Xiaomi Mi 5s has recently been spotted passing through China’s 3C regulatory body and on a small selection of AnTuTu benchmarks, both of which have given us a few hints about the possible hardware specifications. The handset is expected to feature a 5.15-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 821 processor, 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and 64GB of storage with a microSD card slot. Other rumors suggest that Xiaomi may launch a second higher-end model with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory.

Other specifications are anticipated to include a 16 megapixel rear camera with 4-axis OIS, PDAF, and an f/1.8 aperture. Some suggest this could come in a dual rear camera configuration, but it’s not entirely clear at this point. There’s also rumored to be a decently sized 3,490mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology on board.

Rumors from earlier in the year also suggest that the smartphone will be the first to launch equipped with Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology. The phone may also feature a pressure-sensitive display, just like the 3D Touch and Force Touch technologies of HUAWEI and Apple.

Xiaomi Mi 5s will have a pressure-sensitive display and ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
Xiaomi Mi 5s front leak
Leaked picture showing off the front of the Xiaomi Mi 5s

There’s certainly some impressive sounding hardware potentially packed into Xiaomi’s latest flagship. We’ll know all of the official details about the Xiaomi Mi 5s on September 27th, which is just one week away. Are you looking forward to Xiaomi’s next flagship update? What features are you most excited about?

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