Latest Xiaomi Mi 5X images reveal a major design change, July 26 launch still on course

Xiaomi Mi 5X

On July 26, Chinese OEM Xiaomi will unveil the new Mi 5X, a phone that been in the rumor mills for some time now.

This official launch date was confirmed by the company yesterday, which is also included an official teaser image of the phone alongside the pricing details. While the image only gave us a look at the back panel, where the Xiaomi Mi 5X will come with a Mi 6-like dual-lens camera and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, fresh images have emerged showing us the bottom end of the phone.

With these new images, we have a new discovery with respect to this Xiaomi Mi 5X phone. Unlike other the Mi 5 and other Xiaomi phones that come with a 3.5mm audio jack, the Mi 5X has this feature in a totally different location – the bottom of the phone. Usually, Xiaomi Mi phones have this audio jack located at the top end, but it appears that Xiaomi has granted some fans their wish by relocating this feature to the bottom of the phone.

Xiaomi Mi 5X

This is better, if you ask me, especially since many people pocket their phones with the top end first in the pocket. In this way, using headphones when the Xiaomi Mi 5X is in the pocket will be much more convenient than before. The images also reveal a microUSB port alongside speaker grilles. The dual-lens camera setup on the back is still visible and alongside a dual-LED flash, but the internals are still elusive.

Some sections claim that a Snapdragon 625 will run the show alongside 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, but others are adamant that the newer Snapdragon 660 SoC will be used alongside the same RAM and ROM modules.

Xiaomi is also expected to unveil the MIUI 9 on the same date as the Mi 5X, meaning that the phone will be the first to come pre-installed with the new skin out of the box alongside Android Nougat. The Xiaomi Mi 5X will be priced at CNY 1999 or approximately $295.

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