Xiaomi seems to be gearing to launch a beefed-up version of the Mi 5 flagship smartphone. Dubbed Mi 5s, the handset has been leaked tipping the complete innards. The biggest improvement touted in the new alleged Xiaomi Mi 5s is that it packs a Snapdragon 821 processor clocked at 2.4GHz. To recall, the Mi 5 was powered by the Snapdragon 820 processor.

Other improvements claimed by an alleged image of Xiaomi Mi 5s listing include that the smartphone will have 6GB of RAM and a long lasting 3490mAh battery. In the inbuilt storage department the handset is also said to pack massive 256GB. Other specifications such as the dimensions of the smartphone include 144.5×69.2×7.2mm and the phone is said to weight 147 grams. The alleged Mi 5s is seen packing a USB Type-C.

On the camera front, the handset is seen packing a 16-megapixel camera at the rear end and a 4-megapixel camera at the front for selfies. The Xiaomi Mi 5s is also expected to support 4K video recording. Xiaomi Mi 5s to sport a decent 5.15-inch full-HD display which will come with a 3D Touch feature. In the connectivity department the dual- SIM device will support various mediums for connecting such as GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, 4G, and VoLTE apart from NFC connectivity option. The handset is said to measure 144.5×69.2×7.2mm and weigh 147 grams which means it is set to be heavier than the original Mi 5 which is weighed at just 129 grams.

Of course, as with all rumors and leaks, we advise readers to take the above information about the alleged Xiaomi Mi 5s with a pinch of salt, as Xiaomi has yet to make any announcements about its new flagship smartphone and the credibility of the sources cannot be independently verified. Comment below and let us know about your thoughts on the upcoming rumored Mi 5s. are you looking forward to its launch?