Featuring a 5.5-inch IPS display on the front, the Mi 5X takes its design cues from the Mi 5. The name gives that much away at least. Despite this, the biggest difference lies in the body – the Mi 5X sports a full metal unibody, complete with rounded edges, hidden antenna lines, and a fingerprint resistant coating.
Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mobile platform, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There’s also a 3080mAh battery, as well as a dedicated audio amplifier.
On the rear is the dual 12 megapixel camera setup. One of the cameras features a regular wide angle lens, while the other pack a telephoto lens, which allows for optical zoom. It’s similar to the configuration on the Mi 6; and Xiaomi is saying that it will generate images of the same quality.
The Mi 5X is set to be sold for RMB 1499 (about RM950). It will also ship with the new MIUI 9 ROM, which is set to go into beta on 11 August. That’s a good indication that we won’t be seeing the smartphone until the software is officially available.