Microsoft has added another powerful Android phone to its catalogue, offering the Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus for sale from the Chinese Microsoft Store for only 2599 Yuan ($334).
The handset is available in a number of configurations and colours and is powered by the Snapdragon 821 chipset, 4-6 GB of RAM, 64-128 GB storage and sports a 5.7-inch 1080p display, 13-megapixel camera and a massive 3800 mAh battery.
As a Microsoft device, the handset will come pre-loaded with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Skype and is backed by a 2 year Microsoft Store warranty.
Notably, the Chinese Microsoft Store does not appear to be selling any Windows Phones.
As the second example of Microsoft’s Android move, after starting to sell the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, which Microsoft said offered the “best-in-class productivity experience with Microsoft applications such as Office, OneDrive, Cortana, Outlook and more” this is presumably confirmed as a strategy going forward, with growing rumours that Microsoft is giving up on Windows Phone. Which is the next Android handset Microsoft should add? Let us know below.