Xiaomi Mi 5s and 5s Plus generate 3 million registrations in 24 hours

Xiaomi introduced its new Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus yesterday and as expected, both are packed to the gills with top-notch hardware. From the Sony-powered cameras to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 SoC, neither scrimps internally. The Plus, with its 5.7-inch display, is larger than the 5.15-inch Mi 5s. It also offers up to 6 GB of RAM where the smaller model tops out at four. Clearly impressive, consumers have apparently taken a shining to Xiaomi's new range, with a reported 3 million registrations in less than 24 hours. 

Registrations, from what we gather, are not quite the same as pre-orders, so it remains to be seen how many of these interested parties wind up owning the handset. Still, it's the sort of reception that Xiaomi would have been hoping for given the anticipation for its flagship series, and strong early sales look a real possibility. 

Of course, aside from the design, specs and features, one of the more alluring aspects of Xiaomi new handset duo is the price. The Snapdragon 821-packing Mi 5s with 3 GB RAM starts at the equivalent of $300, while the top-spec Mi 5s Plus with the same chip and 6 gigs of RAM costs just $390. Like a number of Chinese manufacturers, Xiaomi bests the on-paper specs of Apple, Samsung et al for a fraction of the price. 

We all know, though, that fanciful specs sheets ≠ great user experiences. Though we like what we've seen so far of the Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus, we will reserve full judgement until we've been able to test drive both handsets for ourselves. 

Are you interested in the new Mi 5s duo? Let us know of your take in the comments below. 

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Mi 5s
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3200 mAh
Mi 5s Plus
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3800 mAh



1. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Waiting for indian release

2. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Why don't just global announced it...

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

because their production capacity is really suck... their new flagships always out-of-stock for months right after launching

8. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

It's because of the Flash Sale System. I have successfully purchased many of their products in day 1 of the launch...

9. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

That's the type of marketing they use. Registrations, pre-registrations, shortages.. I suppose all those make handling the supply and production easier, therefore saves money.. That's why the price of the $300-$400, not $700. Remember OnePlus? They used to do invitations and such.. They wanted to control their demand in order not to have excess supply.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

They should've either made the thing look like an updated Mi 5 or just full on copycat and mimicked the dual curves of the iPhone. This half-hearted attempt at imitation doesn't look too good to me. Original looks better...

5. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

Where the heck is any iPhone imitation here ?????

6. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

Just a correction, the 5.7" Plus doesn't have a pressure sensitive display. Only the Mi5s 4gb/128GB version has it.

7. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

That's not a lot.

10. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Google should have used Xiaomi for the pixel phones. HTC always finds away to disappoint. This xiaomi hardware is phat.

11. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Bought my Mi5s Plus today, now I just hope it can arrive before the Chinese National Holiday starts :D

12. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

5S is a little too iPhone-esque but I absolutely love the Mi5 Plus. Nice to see originality from them for once.

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