Announced alongside the brand new Xiaomi Mi 5s is a bigger variant of the smartphone, the aptly named Mi 5s Plus. Aside from the fact that it’s a larger device, the Mi 5s Plus also adds a dual-camera setup, which works quite differently than the one found in the Xiaomi Redmi Pro.
The highlight feature of the Mi 5s Plus is definitely its 13MP dual-camera system. Interestingly enough, this camera configuration is actually more similar to the ones found in the Huawei P9 and honor 8; the Mi 5s Plus’ dual-camera system consists of a conventional RGB sensor which works in tandem with a monochrome sensor. This, in turn, produces higher quality shots with less noise and richer details, according to Xiaomi.
Unlike the Mi 5s, however, the Mi 5s Plus does not have an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. Instead, Xiaomi equipped the latter with a rear fingerprint sensor instead, much like its other devices like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Other than that, the Mi 5s Plus also has a 5.7-inch 1080p display and a 4MP front-facing camera.
Rounding out the specifications of the Mi 5s Plus are a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor paired with 4GB or 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, two choices of fast UFS 2.0 storage (64GB and 128GB), and a generous 3,800mAh battery.
Not surprisingly, Xiaomi is pricing the Mi 5s Plus pretty closely to the Mi 5s: the 64GB model with 4GB of RAM is set to go for 2,299 Chinese yuan (about RM1,420), while the higher-end 128GB variant with a whopping 6GB RAM will retail at only 2,599 yuan (approximately RM1,605). The Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus will go on sale in China on 29 September 2016.