Xiaomi Unveils Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus and Mi TV 3s in China


China based technology company Xiaomi has unveiled Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus smartphones in China.

Mi 5s features a significantly improved camera and a new under-glass ultrasonic fingerprint sensing technology, while Mi 5s Plus has a dual-camera system for stunning photography.

At the same time, Xiaomi also unveiled Mi TV 3s, the very first Mi TV that applies deep learning technology for intelligent recommendations tailored to individual users.

Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus will be available starting 29 September in China from RMB 1999 and RMB 2299 respectively. The 65-inch and 55-inch Mi TV 3s will be available in China on the same day, priced at RMB 4999 and RMB 3499 respectively.

Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus: a photographer’s dream come true Mi 5s has a beautifully-crafted brushed metal unibody with a seamless, button-free front design, enabled by the use of a new under-glass ultrasonic fingerprint sensing technology.

This technology recognises a 3D map of each user’s fingerprint through ultrasonic waves, making it possible to scan under materials such as glass, removing the need for a physical button on the front of Mi 5s.

Using the latest Sony IMX378 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor with larger 1.55um pixels – the same sensor size in many compact digital cameras – Mi 5s has a rear camera that is able to capture more light and take stunning photos with clearer details and vibrant colours.

Mi 5s is equipped with the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 processor, high-speed LPDDR4 RAM and UFS 2.0 internal storage for a fast and powerful experience. It has a vibrant 600-nit display, and supports 4G+ 3xCA LTE carrier aggregationIn addition to a larger 5.7-inch screen, Mi 5s Plus comes with a dual-camera system for incredible image quality.

Between the two 13-megapixel sensors, one captures in colour while the other only in black and white. The two sensors work together to improve image quality, resulting in photos with finer details and less noise.

Mi 5s Plus is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 processor that has a maximum clock speed of 2.35GHz, as well as up to 6GB LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.0 internal storage. Together, these allow Mi 5s Plus to achieve an impressive Antutu score of 164,119. Mi TV 3s: The smartest Mi TV ever, with wireless satellite speakers.

A TV that comes with built in AI

Xiaomi also unveiled Mi TV 3s, the first Mi TV with a built-in deep learning AI system developed inhouse by a Xiaomi R&D team. The system is able to intelligently classify content and learn from the preferences of individual users, resulting in personalised recommendations that allow for effortless discovery of new content.

This is particularly useful as Mi TV now features even more content. Xiaomi announced today a new content partnership with Tencent Video, alongside its existing partners iQiyi and Youku, resulting in 1.8 times more content on Mi TV as compared to six months before.

iQiyi, Youku and Tencent are the top three video sites in China. According to data from market research firm iResearch, these three account for 80% of the content watched daily by viewers among the top 10 video sites. Xiaomi invested in iQiyi and Youku two years ago, marking a significant step forward in its content ambitions. Today, it has a solid library of content that far exceeds its industry peers.

Xiaomi revealed today that it has sold over 15 million units of Mi TV and Mi Box. With a 68% “homes using television” rate, far exceeding the 56% average chalked up by its industry peers, Mi TV has already become one of China’s largest Internet TV platforms. For a seamless viewing experience, Mi TV 3s is now equipped with a 64-bit Amlogic CPU and a quad-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A53 processor. Thanks to 4K screens from Samsung and LG, Mi TV 3s displays stunning images that will transport viewers into another world.