Since the time of its introduction into the market, Xiaomi has managed to change the whole scenario of the smartphone world. The company has forced themselves to limits when it comes upgrading the hardware in their phones. They managed to do something which other smartphone manufacturers would never think of. In a way, they pushed and revolutionized the all-over functionality of smartphones. The Xiaomi Mi 5X is most probably the successor of the Mi 5 and will be targeting the mid-range price segment. It was announced in July and rumored to make its debut in the smartphone community in the August of 2017. Mi 3 was the first phone in the series that had the specs of a flagship with a meagre budget. It was a deal-breaker and since then, the Mi series has come a long way.
The Mi 5X will come equipped with a 5.5 inch LTPS IPS LCD display, geared with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. With a 70.1% screen-to-body ratio, it may not be termed as the best bezel less mobile phone out there but it enough to grab the attention of the people next to you. The display will be super smooth and appealing to the eye. Even in all the previous Xiaomi phones, the icons appeared as if they were glued to the screen, and this time around we are assuming that Xiaomi will do something similar with the Mi 5X.
Moreover, the 404 ppi pixel density is pretty good for a 5.5-inch screen and Mi manages to put every pixel to good use. A good display needs to be vibrant but soothing to the eye, and Mi has managed to do just that up until now.
The Mi 5X will be powered by the new and improved 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, clocked at 2.0 GHz. There is also the Adreno 506 for those FullHD videos. The device will come equipped with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, along with the option to expand the storage up to 128 GB with the help of a memory card. There isn't any news of the phone having a hybrid sim-slot, hence, for the moment, we are assuming that the device has a dedicated memory card slot instead of the present hybrid one.
Mi has always managed to prioritized on performance and usability over all else. The custom MiUI is mesmerizing and those that have used it will have a hard time adjusting to other UIs. Needless to say the Mi 5X will also come loaded with the custom MiUI. The secret behind its appeal is the ultra-fast transitions that are not only a treat to the eyes but is also easy to use. Judging by the previous MI series smartphones, the company has never failed to impress, and we hope that this time is no exception.
The Mi 5X is supposed to have a dual 12 MP camera along with 5MP front facing shooter. The rear camera will also be able to shoot videos at 2160p@30fps. If you have used the camera of a Mi phone, you will be acquainted with the superb picture quality it offers. The Mi 3 also had a manual focusing option, much like a DSLR. Though it doesn’t come anything near to a 40K camera, the ability to adjust the focus of a camera manually was something that was unheard of. We hope the Mi 5X does something similar with its own camera as well.
The Mi 5X is said to be powered by a non-removable 3080 mAh Li-Ion which is not too shabby, given you are aware the impressive standby hours you can squeeze out of it. A general Mi phone has enough juice to more than support you for a whole day. The most impressive is the standby capability, which consumes the battery at a very negligible rate and we hope the Mi 5X does the same (the battery of previous MI devices in the lineup would lose none to 1% charge if kept idle for up to 8 hours).