Report: Xiaomi Mi 5X with dual-lens camera in the works – A cheaper variant of the high-end Mi 5?

Xiaomi Mi 5X

Xiaomi is one of the best smartphone OEMs when it comes to price vs specs combination. The company has a reputation of releasing phones with premium builds, top-notch specs, yet priced very affordably.

The 2016 Xiaomi Mi 5 is no different, a phone that was released to compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5, Sony Xperia X Performance and many others. The Mi 5 has the same hardware configuration as the listed competitors, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, but the phone was priced at below $350 at launch.

Now, in a weird occurrence, it appears that the Chinese company is working on a slimmed-down version of the Xiaomi Mi 5 which could go by the name Xiaomi Mi 5X. The report is coming from China and it further gives us details of what to expect when this phone comes out.

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As per the leak, the alleged Xiaomi Mi 5X will come with a bigger 5.5-inch 1080p display screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. A separate report on the same also reveals a dual-lens camera on the back, which could also mean this phone might be the cheaper variant of the recent Xiaomi Mi 6 that sports a dual-lens camera as well.

There are also some details on the expected pricing of the alleged Xiaomi Mi 5X, where it will cost CNY 1,999 in China, a price that translates to about $295 or Ksh 30,700. If this phone breaks cover, it will be the second variant of the Mi 5 to come out this year following the release of the Mi 5C, the first to be powered by the company’s in-house Surge S1 chipset.

Similar to any other leak, take this one with a pinch of salt. Keep following and we’ll keep you updated on more details as they pop up.

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