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Xiaomi's Mi 5s Plus is a dual-camera phone with a big screen and battery

If the Mi 5s is too small, then Xiaomi's second 5.7-inch phone may be just the thing.

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The Mi 5s Plus features dual-cameras.

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi's third big-screen phone, after the Mi Note and Mi Max, is the Mi 5s Plus. But don't let the name deceive you -- the Mi 5s Plus feels more like a successor to the Mi Note, which was due a refresh this year.

Sporting the same 5.7-inch display size as the Mi Note, the Mi 5s Plus comes with a few upgrades not found on the Note, including a fingerprint sensor on the rear, dual cameras and a much bigger 3,800mAh battery.

Similar to the Huawei P9, the Mi 5s Plus' dual 13-megapixel cameras feature a normal color sensor and a black-and-white one, which then combines both images for a more detailed image with less noise.

Like the Mi 5s, the Plus sports the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. Depending on which version you get, it will either come with 6GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

While the phone's currently limited to China, expect it to be sold in markets such as India and Singapore in the near future. It will retail for 2,299 yuan (approximately $345, £265 or AU$450) for the lower specced model and 2,599 yuan (about $390, £300 or AU$510) for the 6GB RAM version.

I'll be looking forward to see if the cameras on the Plus are as good as Huawei's P9, so do check back in the future for our review. In the meantime, here's a quick breakdown of the specs.

Key features

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
  • 4GB or 6GB RAM, 64GB or 128GB onboard storage
  • 13-megapixel dual rear cameras
  • 3,800mAh battery

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