Xiaomi Mi 5s with 6 GB RAM spotted in the wild

Mobile device vendors seem compelled to throw copious amounts of RAM into their smartphones, even if it cannot be properly utilized. Like the megapixel race, a device with 6 gigs of RAM just sounds better than one with 4 GB or less, even though it's just one factor in all-round performance. Xiaomi is among those renowned for packing devices to the gills with power and in this spirit, is apparently prepping a version of the Mi 5s with 6 GB RAM.

As a refresher, the Xiaomi Mi 5s includes a Snapdragon 821 with 3 or 4 GB RAM, up to 128 GB storage and a 5.2-inch, 1080p display. There's also a 12-megapixel main camera that employs Sony's IMX378 sensor and from what we've seen of the official samples, is capable of capturing some nice shots. Elsewhere, the Mi 5s also gets a 3200 mAh battery and Android 6 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 UI running on top. 

Currently, the 3 GB RAM / 64 GB ROM Mi 5s costs the equivalent of $300 while the 4 GB / 128 GB model is $345. Curiously, this leak shows 6 GB of RAM but only 64 GB of storage. One might have hoped for more storage along with the RAM bump, particularly since the Mi 5s doesn't include a microSD slot. 

There's no word on how much this 6 GB version will cost, if indeed Xiaomi plans to sell it. Given the prices of the current breed, though, it'll be unlikely to exceed the $400 mark. 

source: Tech Updates

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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

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4 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

If that's the real deal, the front looks OnePlus 3-ish.

2. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 670; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

The front of all flagship smartphone looks more or less the same. The true beauty of a smartphone is its siluette and back side. Antenna lines like on iPhone 6 or 6S make a phone ugly imo.

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Well my manicured man, I, for one, cannot and will not agree to that statement you just made. Mi5 and OnePlus 3 looks different, hell, OnePlus 2 looks different with OnePlus 3 and I can tell it. And the phone up there, has traits similar to the OnePlus 3. Like the home button, the bezel size on the sides...the only difference I see is the front camera sides swapped. The antenna lines however, I cannot deny that.

4. stevetruman

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 27, 2012

Heard some rumors from chinese friends that one plus 3s is planning bigger with dual camera against mi5s plus

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