The Apple of China, Xiaomi has just announced the Mi 5X smartphone in China. As expected, the Mi 5X smartphone is the first Xiaomi smartphone to come preloaded with MIUI 9 software, which was also unveiled alongside the Mi 5X at the same launch event. The MIUI 9 is built on top of Android 7.0 Nougat.
While the MIUI 9 stole the thunder at the launch event, the Mi 5X also put a decent show mainly because of the dual cameras at the back. That said, the specifications of the smartphone have leaked way ahead of the launch itself. The Mi 5X comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display and weighs 165 grams, measures 7.3mm in thickness.
Xiaomi is in love with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, and the same chipset also powers the Mi 5X. Coupled with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 506 GPU, the Mi 5X delivers decent performance. The smartphone has 64GB of internal storage. The phone has a decent design and is entirely built of metal.
The highlight of the Mi 5X is the dual cameras at the back. Xiaomi claims that the camera setup is the same one used on the flagship phone Mi 6. There are two 12MP sensors at the back, of which one sensor captures standard RGB shots, whereas the other sensor has telephoto lens offering 2x zoom. Xiaomi has added a Portrait mode as well to blur the background in the images. The Mi 5X has a 13MP front-facing camera.
As said earlier, the phone comes with MIUI 9 pre-installed, which has bought various new features and optimisations compared to MIUI 8. Xiaomi has launched the device in a single variant of 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. But the phone will be available in various colour options- Black, Gold, and Rose Gold.
The device also has a fingerprint scanner, placed at the rear side within reach of the index finger. Lastly, Xiaomi has added a decent 3080mAh battery, which will surely last a complete day with the power efficient Snapdragon 625 chipset.
The Xiaomi Mi 5X is priced at RMB 1499 (approx. Rs. 14, 300). The Indian launch of the phone is unknown at the moment. The device will be available from August 1 in China.
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