Xiaomi says there is no Mi 5s, but there might be a Mi Note S?
It is possible that instead of the Mi 5s, we will see a Mi Note S. But before we start aligning ourselves with this rumor, another Chinese social media board repeated a previously leaked rumor about the pricing for the Mi 5s. According to this speculative post, a version of the phone with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage will be priced at the equivalent of $299 USD. A variant of the Mi 5s with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage, will be priced at $345 USD. Lastly, a model of this device with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal memory will be priced at the equivalent of $405 USD.
Thankfully, in only five days we will know exactly what Xiaomi has up its sleeve. Regardless of what the name of the handset is, we expect that it will be powered by the Snapdragon 821 chipset with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. There will be Force Touch support for the screen, which carries a 1080 x 1920 resolution. On back is a 16MP camera offering a 4-axis OIS, laser focusing, and an aperture of f/1.8. A 13MP front-facing camera snaps selfies and handles video chats. The 3490mAh battery has its power quickly replenished thanks to Quick Charge 3.0.
So will it be the Xiaomi Mi 5s, the Xiaomi Mi Note S, or will we end up with our "S" kicked and find out that no such model exists at all? Stay tuned.