Xiaomi has finally taken the wraps off their new mid-range smartphone, Mi 5X. As rumored, the new handset from the company comes with unsurprising specs.
The handset features a 5.5-inch Full-HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Under the hood, it’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 chipset backed up by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with an option for expansion.
Optics wise, the Mi 5X boasts a dual-camera setup with a 12MP telephoto lens, just like the Mi 6. The first sensor rocks an aperture rate of f/2.2, whilst the second one carries a f/2.6 aperture rate. Aside of that, there’s also PDAF and dual-LED flash. Selfies, though, are taken care by an average 5MP sensor at the front.
The aforementioned specs can be seen on most of the mid-range smartphone these days, though, the eye catching part of this phone is its unibody aluminum design. Despite that — aesthetic wise, personally — I feel the phone strikes a resemblance to OPPO’s R11. But that’s not a bad thing, considering that the handset has a smooth anti-fingerprint coating.
Shifting focus to another major part of this phone — the software, the Xiaomi Mi 5X boots on Android 7.1 Nougat on top of Xiaomi’s newly released MIUI 9. The software comes with major changes, including Xiaomi’s smart assistant, built-in image search, and loads of other features. There’s a 3080mAh battery powering the phone, which should provide you a decent screen-on time.
As for the price, the handset can be purchased for CNY 1499(approximately $222). Xiaomi has yet to reveal about the availability of the device outside China.