The Xiaomi Mi 5s one of many beastly smartphones likely to drop this side of the new year. The first time the Mi 5S showed up on Antutu we didn’t get a score, just a bunch of details like the android version, the type of processor, GPU, and screen resolution. The reason might be because the phone wasn’t well optimised yet or Xiaomi was just bidding its time.
Today, the Xiaomi Mi 5S’ Antutu score was released online. The Mi 5S scored a whooping 164002 points, overtaking LeEco’s Le Pro 3 which used to be the former champion with a score of 163594. That is a very high score that was slightly topped at 164,119 when the handset made another AnTuTu test run.
Benchmarks, particularly unverified, pre-release benchmarks, can only be taken as a guideline as to a handset’s real-world performance. We’ve seen many a powerful smartphone stutter and lag due to poor software and optimization in the past, so we can’t get too carried away with the Mi 5s just yet.
However, Xiaomi released a new teaser today which comes with the number 164,119. It takes very little time to imply that this is the AnTuTu score of the Xiaomi Mi 5S because what better way to promote the Mi 5S, than with its AnTuTu performance scores.
The scores aren’t surprising considering under the hood is the Snapdragon 821 SoC with a quad-core 2.15GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. The 16MP rear camera offers 4-axis OIS, PDAF, and an aperture of f/1.8. For those who snap selfies, a 13MP front-facing camera is on board. A 3490mAh battery keeps the lights on. There are reportedly two different versions of the device. The Mi 5s offers 6GB of RAM with 128GB of native storage for the equivalent of $299 USD. The Mi 5s Plus comes with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal memory for the equivalent of $344 USD.
However, the teaser doesn’t just focus on its top notch performance. It further asks, “What new high-end technology Xiaomi __S has in addition to performance” indicating that we can expect a lot more on the upcoming device. There are two new technologies that we can expect on the Xiaomi Mi 5S, first being 3D Touch and the second being Qualcomm’s Under Glass Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor.
I have said before, Qualcomm’s SenseID is a brilliant idea and if successful could transform how we use fingerprint scanners. I for one would love to see how Xiaomi implements it, after all, who doesn’t love a screen that reads fingerprints as well? Don’t you?