Xiaomi Mi 5s not coming, says company in forum; sparks rumours of Mi Note S

Xiaomi is set to unveil a new device on September 27, but this might not be the Mi 5s as previously thought

By: Tech Desk | Published:September 23, 2016 1:05 pm
Xiaomi, Xiaomi mi 5s, Xiaomi mi 5s rumours, Xiaomi mi 5s benchmarks, Xiaomi mi 5s specs, Xiaomi mi note s, mi note s, mi 5s benchmarks, xiaomi september event, technology news indian express Xiaomi today leaked a new teaser on the upcoming device, and shows a dual camera setup for it

Xiaomi has confirmed the launch of a device on September 27 – with an invitation marked with a large ‘S’, but the ‘S’ in this case might not be the Mi 5s. According to a response by Xiaomi on a Chinese message board the company said it is not working on the Mi 5s. Reports claim the ‘S’ in the invitation might instead stand for the Mi Note S.

Xiaomi today leaked a new teaser on the upcoming device, and shows a dual camera setup for it. The company had previously leaked the benchmark score of the upcoming device, which showed a score of 1,64,119 on Antutu. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that we reviewed earlier this year got a score of 1,30,449 in comparison. If Xiaomi’s benchmark is true, the new phone is extremely powerful with its score being much higher than Samsung’s latest and greatest.

Earlier leaks on the Mi 5s have suggested that the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor, and is paired with an Adreno 530 GPU. The phone is also supposed to run on 6GB RAM. The storage on the device is expected to be 256GB, and is expected to be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 running on top. The camera on the device is expected to be a 16MP rear camera, while the front camera is expected to be 4MP.

Another recent rumour has suggested the Mi 5s will also have a smaller 4-inch variant, the images of which were spotted on Weibo. The smaller device is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor, and have 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of storage.

Until Xiaomi officially announces the name of the upcoming device, the guessing game is likely to continue on this upcoming smartphone.