After being teased for a while, the Mi 5X has finally gone official in China. The first dual camera midrange phone from Xiaomi comes with a gorgeous exterior and decent internals. Precisely speaking, the Xiaomi Mi 5X is a hybrid of the Mi 6, Redmi Note 4 and Mi Max 2.
Speaking of the specifications, the brand new smartphone sports a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) 2.5D curved display. Wrapping it up is a premium metal unibody with anti-fingerprint coating.
Moving inside, there is a Snapdragon 625 SoC which is also present inside Redmi Note 4 and Mi Max 2. We are clueless why Xiaomi didn’t go for the Snapdragon 660 or even the 630 for the Mi 5X.
Coming to software, the Mi 5X is going to be the first smartphone to come preinstalled with MIUI 9. The Android 7.1.2 Nougat is at the core of it. Memory-wise, the Mi 5X has got 4 GB of RAM and up to 64 GB of onboard storage.
However, the most exciting feature of Xiaomi’s latest phone is its camera. The Mi 5X rocks a dual 12 MP + 12 MP shooter at the back. One of the lenses is a normal unit, while the other is a telephoto lens. Both of them manufactured by Omni Vision. Xiaomi claims that the Mi 5X can parallel the Mi 6 in terms of camera performance.
Talking of connectivity, the Xiaomi Mi 5X features all the essential options like 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Type-C USB port, etc. The fingerprint scanner is placed at the back of the phone. All of these is powered by a 3080mAh battery.
12 MP + 12 MP Dual Rear Camera + Single Front Camera
MIUI 9 With Android 7.1.2 Nougat
4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2
Type-C USB Port
Xiaomi Mi 5X Pricing and Availability
The Mi 5X with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage will retail for 1499 Yuan ($222 USD or Rs. 14,300 approx.). As of now, the handset is going to be available exclusively in China and Xiaomi hasn’t yet spoken about its global release date.