Today a post on Weibo confirmed that Xioami plans to launch the Mi 5X alongside the latest iteration of MIUI on 26 July. As proof, the post comes along with a promotional image that clearly mentions the date and confirms the launch of the device.
The promotional image is of Kris Wu, a well-known celebrity in Xiaomi’s home country of China. In the image, we can only see the rear of the Mi 5X which seems to be an all-metal unibody design. There is a dual-camera setup in the top left corner with a dual-LED flash stashed away further left of it. Below the camera towards the top-centre of the device is the fingerprint scanner. The Xiaomi Mi 5X is alleged to have a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080 x1920) display. The chipset at the heart of the smartphone is the venerable Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 coupled with 4GB of RAM. You get all this for a price of ¥1,999 (~$295).
There are speculations that a Prime variant of the Xiaomi Mi 5X would follow sometime later featuring the more recent Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM. The dual camera at the back is composed of twin 12-megapixel sensors, the SONY IMX386 coupled with a Samsung S5k3m3 sensor. For selfie duties, the smartphone is likely to carry a 16-megapixel camera up front.
MIUI also getting updated
MIUI, Xiaomi’s custom take on Android is set to get updated to MIUI 9. Initially rumoured to be launching alongside the Mi Mix 2, it has since been confirmed to be launching now. The update will bring split-screen mode and picture-in-picture. This will be in addition to revamped UI elements and better optimisation.
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