Xiaomi Launches Mi 5X with 5.5-inch Full HD Display, Snapdragon 625 SoC, and Dual-cameras
In its launch event in China yesterday, Xiaomi officially launched a new mid-range smartphone, their latest Xiaomi Mi 5X.
The Mi 5X sports a metal unibody design with an anti-fingerprint coating and features rounded corners to make for a comfortable hand grip.
On the front, it has a 5.5-inch Full HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 along with capacitive navigation buttons that we have come to expect from Xiaomi devices.
The Mi 5X is fueled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC coupled with Adreno 506 GPU.
In the camera department, the Mi 5X houses a dual-camera setup on the back, comprising of one 12MP (f/2.2) wide-angle lens and a 12MP (f/2.6) telephoto lens with a dual-tone flash and PDFA. Xiaomi says the dual-camera setup on the Mi 5X is the same as the one used on the Mi 6. Meanwhile, the front camera is a 5MP shooter for selfies.
The Mi 5X comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and supports microSD cards for further storage expansion.
On the software side of things, the Mi 5X comes running Android 7.1 Nougat with Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 on top — in fact, the Mi 5X is the first device to ship with MIUI 9 pre-installed.
Additionally, the Mi 5X packs in a 3,080 mAh non-removable battery, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a USB Type-C port, an IR blaster and a dedicated audio amplifier for an improved audio experience.
Available in three color variants — black, rose gold, and gold, the Mi 5X will go on sale in China starting 1st August for a price of 1,499 yuan ($222). It’s not clear at this point exactly when, if ever, the Mi 5X will make its way outside its home country.
What do you think of the Xiaomi MI 5X? Let us know in the comments!