Xiaomi 5X Might be the First Smartphone Under New Sub-Brand; Likely to Arrive in Two Variants

Xiaomi will launch its next generation Redmi lineup of smartphones next month which includes the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi Redmi 5, Xiaomi Redmi 5X, Xiaomi Redmi 5A. Besides that, Xiaomi is rumoured to announce a new sub-brand, targeting the offline market. Xiaomi’s counterparts Vivo and Oppo are making huge strides in the offline market in both India and China.

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So, with a new sub-brand aimed at the offline market, Xiaomi is looking to bolster its presence in the market. The new sub-brand, for now, is said to be ‘Lanmi,’ under which Xiaomi will initially announce two phones, as per numerous reports.

All those reports suggested that the device will be called as Xiaomi X1. However, a new poster leak allegedly revealed that the device would arrive with a moniker Xiaomi 5X, may also be called as Xiaomi Lanmi 5X. The poster also revealed key specifications of the smartphone.

The Xiaomi 5X will feature a 5.5-inch display, might make use of a 1080p panel. It will be powered by the Snapdragon 630 SoC, mated with 4GB of RAM. The price of the device, as per the poster is 1999 Yuan (approx. Rs. 19,000).

The poster was leaked a day ago. And a new report from today claims that the phone will come in two variants and will indeed have dual camera support at the back.

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The high-end variant of the Xiaomi 5X will be powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC, clubbed with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Recently, an image of a mysterious Xiaomi smartphone has leaked online, and this report suggests the device in the picture is Xiaomi 5X.

The image clearly shows the presence of dual camera setup at the back. There might be two 12MP sensors at the back of a Sony IMX386 one and a Samsung S5k3m3 sensor. And the Xiaomi 5X could be the first Xiaomi device to have a 16MP selfie snapper. This device will arrive with MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The pricing of the high-end version is unknown at the moment.

The same report claims that Xiaomi will announce the pricing on July 26, on the same day when Meizu is announcing the Meizu Pro 7. All said, the Xiaomi 5X may not come to the Indian market.

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