At its Beijing event, Xiaomi have finally unveiled the Mi 5 in three different configurations, as well as releasing the Mi 4s.
Following our Xiaomi Mi 4 review earlier this year, we’re definitely excited for this: Xiaomi have unveiled its successor, the Mi 5, as well as a a new update upon the Mi 4, dubbed the Mi 4s.
The Mi 5 will go on sale in China from the 1st of March, and will be available in three versions – a standard edition with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage, a high version featuring 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and finally an exclusive edition featuring 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Each device will respectively cost R4666.45 ZAR, R5367.66 ZAR, and R6993.34 ZAR when converted from Yuan, though final retail prices will likely differ upon each model’s arrival in South Africa. Read: Xiaomi Mi 5 rumour roundup: Everything you need to know Xiaomi have seemed content to pit the Mi 5 against the iPhone 6s, which is 14 grams lighter than Apple’s darling device. Further, the Mi 5 will include a flat 16 megapixel sensor on its rear which is accompanied by a fingerprint scanner. Further, the device totes a physical home button beneath its screen.
Full specifications include a 5.15″ full HD display with a pixel density of 428ppi, a Snapdragon 820 processor, an Adreno 530 GPU, and a 16 and 4 megapixel camera split, each with an aperture of f/2.0. Further, each device offers a 3,000mAh battery as well as a USB Type C port and NFC support.
The Mi 4s will instead be powered by a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, and sports 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded by a MicroSD card. Further, the device bears a 13 and 5 megapixel camera split, and packs in a 3260mAh battery.
What are your thoughts on the Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 4s? Which of the two phones would you rather buy? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!