Xiaomi Mi 5X, the latest mid-range smartphone from the house of Xiaomi, has been launched in China. The handset runs MIUI 9 – which was also launched at the event – from Xiaomi highlights a dual rear camera setup, 4GB of RAM, an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC, and improved audio performance, among other things.
The Xiaomi Mi 5X sports a metal unibody design with rounded edges and anti-fingerprint coating, and the dual rear camera setup borrows a lot of design cues from the iPhone 7 Plus.
Xiaomi Mi 5X price.
The Xiaomi Mi 5X price is CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 14,200) and will be offered in Black, Gold and Pink colour options. There is only one RAM/ storage variant at launch – 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage. The smartphone is set to go on sale in China at 10 am on August 1, and registrations for the first sale are already open,
with over 800,000 people have shown an interest in buying the Xiaomi Mi 5X at the time of writing.
Xiaomi Mi 5X specifications.
The dual-SIM (Nano) mobile features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) LTPS display and will run on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked at up to 2GHz coupled with 4GB of RAM.
As for cameras, the Xiaomi Mi 5X houses a dual rear camera setup (12-megapixel wide-angle with 1.25-micron pixel sensor and f/2.2 aperture,
and a 12-megapixel telephoto with 1-micron pixel sensor and f/2.6 aperture) similar to the Xiaomi Mi 6. It comes with a Portrait Mode for bokeh effects, similar to the iPhone 7 Plus and the OnePlus 5. It bears a 5-megapixel front camera with real-time beautification.
The Xiaomi Mi 5X, as we mentioned, is offered with 64GB of inbuilt storage – expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, infrared, magnetometer, and proximity sensor.
The Xiaomi Mi 5X also comes with a high-quality audio output with DHS Audio Calibration Algorithm and a standalone audio amplifier for improved quality via headphones. Xiaomi’s latest smartphone packs a 3080mAh battery measures 155.4×75.8×7.3mm and weighs 165grams.
Xiaomi MIUI 9.
Xiaomi has announced MIUI 9, its latest custom UI based on Android 7.0 Nougat. In an event on Wednesday, Xiaomi unveiled the MIUI 9 with claims to deliver a faster app launch time, improvements in resource allocation,
new design and more. As per Xiaomi, its latest MIUI version will be available from August 11. Xiaomi Mi 5X, launched along with the MIUI 9, will run the new UI out-of-the-box.
The MIUI 9 comes with a Smart Assistant, a Smart App Launcher and an Image Search option along with a number of other new features. Here are is a list of top features and improvements that Xiaomi is bringing in it’s MIUI 9.
Faster App Load Time: The MIUI 9 has been said to optimise the system to reduce the overall loading time taken by an app, resulting in faster app loads.
Smart Assistant: The MIUI 9 will house a smart assistant that will help users search for almost anything on their Xiaomi smartphone, something that Bixby claims to do for Samsung devices.
Smart App Launcher: The smart app launcher will monitor the content on the screen and accordingly launch the appropriate apps.
Image Search: Through this MIUI 9 feature, users will be able to use keywords in order to differentiate images.
New Themes: Colour Fantasy, Cool Black, No Boundary and a new default theme will come with the MIUI 9
Lock Screen: New design and a shortcut to switch on the smartphone’s torch by a right swipe on the lock screen.
Split screen: The split screen feature just as seen in the Android 7.0 Nougat.
Xiaomi has stated that some of these features might not be included in the Global update and may just be limited to China.