Xiaomi Mi 5X is here: 5.5" display, Snapdragon 625, dual-camera, and 64GB of storage

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:

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. 

Related phones

Mi A1
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3080 mAh



1. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

That's a great device. If it had support for US bandwidths, there would've been no alternative to be bothered for a mid-range device.

2. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

They should have use the SD 660. Anyway, great to see xiaomi implementing dual camera to mid range and I hope they use dual camera to their low range as well even if it is 5/8 MP

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The SD 660 will take time to come to smartphones. And such a processor requires a higher price too so it wouldn't have been likely in the Mi 5X.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Redmi note 5 (pro?) rumored to use SD660.. and I'm sure they'll sell it for under $250

4. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Considering Oppo and Vivo's huge success in China with their overpriced iPhone clones, this might be a success too, but I didn't like it at all.

6. Dnovera

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 26, 2017

If only the screen is 18:9, it would've looked better.

7. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Nice finger print scanner location.

8. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

this would have been better if xiaomi sticked with their own design for the back rather than copying an iphone

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