Xiaomi has officially launched a new midrange device Xiaomi Mi 5X with camera specs meeting the flagship devices of the others. The new device is a successor to Mi 4X with upgraded features having MIUI9 and remained in extensive leaks with some of them being on point in terms of design and specifications.
The Mi 5X features a metal unibody design with curves on the sides having a larger 5.5-inch LTPS IPS LCD screen with Full HD (1920×1080) resolution. It’s a 2.5D curved glass display, as is the norm with Xiaomi’s phones.
There’s a fingerprint scanner placed in the centre of the phone on the back. On the bottom of the phone you get the 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port and a loudspeaker. On the right side of the phone is the volume rocker and the power button.
Under the hood we get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 on the Mi 5X along with 4GB of RAM and a generous 64 GB which should be more than enough but if not, the Mi 5X also allows you to expand it via microSD card slot but you’ll have to scarify the second SIM slot.
Perhaps the highlight of this phone is its dual rear camera setup like Mi 6. One of the lens is a 12 MP wide-angle whereas the other one is a 12 MP telephoto lens; similar to the iPhone 7 Plus setup. There’s also a dual tone LED flash and phase-detection auto focus in tow. The front camera is a 5 MP shooter.
Keeping everything powered is a 3,080mAh battery. It is not as huge as last year model’s (4,100mAh) but coupled with Android Nougat and MIUI 9 on top, it should still provide decent battery life. But don’t expect it to perform any better than the Mi 4X.
Price and Availability
The Mi 5X will go on sale starting from August 1 in China with a price tag of CNY 1,500 which is approximately equal to PKR 23,500. However, there is no news of the international exposure of the smartphone as yet. If we talk about the price of this phone, the phone will cost US$222.
|OS||Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Dual SIM Support||Yes|
|Display||5.5-inch LTPS IPS LCD, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 403ppi|
|Dimensions||155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 2.0 GHz octa-core|
|Card Slot||Yes, expandable by upto 128GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth V4.0, GPS-AGPS|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, gyro and light sensor|
|Primary Camera||Dual 12 MP (26mm, f/2.2; 50mm, f/2.6), laser & phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 2x optical zoom|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP|
|Price||CNY 1,500 (~Rs. 23,500/-)|