After the leaks and rumors, the new Xiaomi Mi 5X finally goes official. In an event held in China, Xiaomi’s announcement did nothing but to confirm a lot of things that we already know about the Mi 5X.
The Xiaomi Mi 5X boasts an all-metal design with an anti-fingerprint coating. And if it were any kind of consolation, the official renders shows the discreet antenna bands making it a little less than the iPhone. There’s also the capacitive buttons below its 5.5-inch IPS 1080p display, while the fingerprint sensor is mounted on the back.
Furthermore, we can also see the dual-camera setup here at the back. The Mi 5X is equipped with two 12-megapixel sensors that provides up to 2x optical zoom. This setup can also be seen on Xiaomi’s current flagship, the Mi 6.
While it may have the same camera setup with their high-end device, the Xiaomi Mi 5X appears to still belong on the midrange category. An evidence to that is the processor that it comes with. Inside it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, a cheaper alternative than the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 that’s powering the Mi 6. The octa-core processor on this thing is backed by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
But in true Xiaomi fashion, you can still expect some high-end inclusions despite the budget category that it’s standing in. For one, the Mi 5X sports a reversible USB Type-C port. It also has a 3080mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. And lastly, it runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the new MIUI 9 on top.
Xiaomi Mi 5X Specs
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat, MIUI 9
- Dual nano SIM, dual-standby
- 5.5-inch IPS FHD display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, ~401ppi
- 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
- 4GB RAM
- Adreno 506 GPU
- 64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 128GB
- 5-megapixel front camera
- 12-megapixel (2x optical zoom) + 12-megapixel (standard) rear cameras, dual-tone flash
- GSM, HSPA, 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Dimensions: 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3mm
- Weight: 165g
- 3080mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery
The Mi 5X is currently available in China for a price of CNY1,499 (around Php11,240). Local pricing and availability in the Philippines are yet to be announced.