Earlier today, Xiaomi announced a new mid-range handset that will likely solidify Xiaomi's strong positions in this market niche... at least in mainland China. The all-new Xiaomi Mi 5X is an all-metal 5.5-inch device with a Snapdragon 625 chipset on deck, some 4 gigs of RAM, 64GB of native storage to keep all of your selfies, apps, and other data lock'n'loaded. Finally, a 3080mAh battery is keeping the lights on. Paired with the energy-efficient Snapdragon 625, this hints at an acceptable battery life of at least a day of moderate to semi-hard usage.
But most importantly, the Mi 5X boasts a dual-camera setup that's said to be similar to the one on the MI 6
, which means that you get two 12MP snappers at the back. One of these has a traditional field-of-view, whereas the other one is a telephoto ordeal with 2X optical zoom capabilities. The Mi 5X also comes with a dedicated Portrait mode on board, meaning that you will be able to emulate the coveted thin depth-of-field effect known as 'bokeh'.
Here follow some camera samples that allegedly showcase Mi 5X's dual-camera capabilites:
Xiaomi Mi 5X camera samples
The handset also comes with Hi-Fi audio capabilities. According to Xiaomi, the Mi 5X has a dedicated audio amplifier that's coming with a DHS Audio Calibrating Algorithm of sorts, which should probably float the boat of all the cork-sniffing audiophiles out there.
The Mi 5X will start at 1499 Chinese Yuan, which is around $222, but as usual, you will be hardly able to get that phone outside of China without falling back to third-party resellers.
As usual, Xiaomi has not shared any outright plans to launch this handset in any major Western markets, but it will probably entertain the idea of launching it on the vast Indian market.
Xiaomi Mi 5X