Yesterday, Xiaomi has officially released Xiaomi MI5S and Xiaomi MI5S Plus, although both uses Snapdragon 821 processor, but they have different frequency. To be more exact, Xiaomi MI5S is powered by Snapdragon 821 processor 2.15Ghz, but Xiaomi MI5S Plus with Snapdragon 821 processor, 2.35GHz frequency.
In addition, both has different GPU frequency, Xiaomi MI5S GPU frequency is 624MHz, but Xiaomi MI5S Plus uses 653MHz GPU. According to comparison, Xiaomi mi5s shows totally same as Xiaomi MI5 whether in CPU frequency or GPU frequency.
In fact, Xiaomi MI5s uses Snapdragon 821 processor indeed, the GPU-Z model is MSM8996 Pro, but Snapdragon 820 model is MSM8996. Although the big core has 2.15GHz frequency to the maximum, but Xiaomi MI5S small core frequency has improved to 2GHz to the maximum. So it clearly is higher than Snapdragon 820 CPU, and the real experience will be also better than Snapdragon 820. Now you don’t have to worry about Xiaomi MI5S processor.