The upcoming Mi 5S flagship smartphone from Xiaomi has leaked online yet again today, this time making an appearance on the popular AnTuTu benchmark database. It will be made official at a media event in China next week, September 27th to be exact.
While the AnTuTu listing does not include any specifications, it does reveal a score of 164.002. The score is higher than what Snapdragon 820-powered smartphones achieve in the same benchmark and is actually even slightly higher than the 163,594 points LeEco Le Pro 3 managed a few days back. The high score suggests Xiaomi has done a great job optimizing the Snapdragon 821 chipset on the Mi 5S, at least as far as benchmark performance goes. Still, it is not a great idea to judge the performance of a smartphone based on leaked benchmarks, so we will need to wait for the final retail models to start hitting the shelves before passing any judgment.
The Xiaomi Mi 5S will come with a 5.15-inch display like the Mi 5, but Xiaomi has apparently added 3D Touch technology to the 1080p display, which would be a first for the company. It will also feature a new fingerprint scanner on the front, utilizing Qualcomm’s Ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology. In the camera department, Mi 5S will sport an improved 16MP sensor at the back, coupled with a brighter f/1.8 aperture lens. The selfie camera will see an upgrade in terms of resolution from 4MP on the Mi 5 to 8MP. Battery life is another area where the Mi 5S is rumored to be a significant upgrade over its predecessor. While the Mi 5 packs a 3000mAh capacity battery inside, Mi 5S is rumored to include a larger 3490mAh capacity battery inside. Rest of the handset’s rumored specifications include up to 6GB of RAM, 256GB of UFS 2.0 internal storage on the top end version, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.