Xiaomi Mi 5s
Attendants are silhouetted in front of Xiaomi's logo at a venue for the launch ceremony of Xiaomi's new smart phone Mi Max in Beijing, May 10, 2016. Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Xiaomi Mi 5s is expected to launch on Sept. 27 and it is the successor of the company’s flagship Mi 5. The upcoming device is expected to run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset and have a 6GB RAM. It is also touted to have a 2K display with 3D Touch support and 256GB of storage. The mobile is expected to be released in China first.

The Indian Express reports that Xiaomi has already started sending media invites for the event. The invite is said to contain a big letter “S” at the centre, suggesting that it could be for the highly-anticipated Xiaomi Mi 5s.

Earlier reports had hinted at some pretty decent specs including a 16MP rear and 4MP front cameras. The smartphone is expected to sport a 5.5-inch screen and have an Adreno 530 GPU. It will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 and also support two SIM cards. The battery capacity is expected to be 3,490 mAh. USB Type-C charging will also feature in the Xiaomi Mi 5s phone.

As per iTech Post, the flagship from the Beijing-based mobile maker may sport the first ever ultrasonic fingerprint scanner by Qualcomm. The biometric reader is expected to be placed under the screen. The Xiaomi Mi 5s will be available in three colours, gold, black and white and have a metal and glass finish.

It is rumoured that the Xiaomi Mi 5s’ 16MP rear camera will have a 4-axis OIS, f/1.8 aperture and PDAF focusing. The phone’s release date is just a week away. Hence, numerous reports are expected to arrive in the coming days.

Connectivity options for the Xiaomi Mi 5s include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC support and GPS. The phone is expected to weigh 147 grams and measure 144.5x69.2x7.2mm, reports Gadgets 360.

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