Xiaomi has finally announced its Mi 5X at an event in Beijing, China. Along with this smartphone, Xiaomi has also announced several new things, including the MIUI 9, which comes with three new features. Now, about the price, Xiaomi has placed the device in mid-price bracket, which is a good thing.
The Mi 5X gets a 5.5 inch full HD display with 70.1% screen-to-body ratio, Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core chipset clocked at 2Ghz and 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage. There is an option to expand storage up to 128GB using a microSD card. The device is launched with MIUI 8 running on top of Android Nougat, but it is believed that soon the device would get an MIUI 9 update, which is also launched at the same event.
Coming to the camera, the device gets a 12MP dual rear camera with aperture f/2.6 and f/2.2. The camera is capable of capturing wide-angle images and videos. Sadly, the 4K video recording is missing. For selfie lovers, the device comes with a 5MP shooter which also supports full HD recording.
To stand longer, the device gets a 3080 mAh battery with fast charging support, which is a good thing for a mid-range device from Xiaomi, as we have seen Redmi Note 4, which falls in the same price-bracket, doesn’t have fast charging support. However, the company could have provided a powerful battery like Redmi Note 4.
Additionally, the device gets a rear mounted fingerprint scanner, 4G VoLTE support, USB Type C, Bluetooth 4.2. As far as design is concerned, at the front side, the device gets the typical Xiaomi Mi look but from the back, it resembles the iPhone 7 except for the flashlight and fingerprint scanner. The power button and volume rockers are the right sides of the phone. The device will go on sale in China for 1499 yuan (around Rs 14,000) from August 1st.