Xiaomi Mi 5X and MIUI 9 set for July 26 launch

Xiaomi Mi 5X

Earlier this year, Xiaomi released a variant of the Mi 5 dubbed Mi 5C, which also happens to be the company’s first phone to be powered by an in-house Pinecone Surge S1 processor.

A few days ago, details emerged of an alleged Xiaomi Mi 5X, another variant of the Mi 5, with claims that the phone could be launched in the coming days. In fresh reports, it appears that the Chinese OEM is ready to take the wraps off the Mi 5X this coming week on July 26.

The company has already set up a conference where the “super-value of the camera master” Xiaomi Mi 5X will be unveiled. The information also included an image of the phone, which all but confirms what has been going on in various rumor mills.

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Similar to the Xiaomi Mi 6, the upcoming Mi 5X will sport a dual-lens camera on the back with a wide-angle and telephoto lens. However, the fingerprint scanner will be rear-mounted. Contrary to previous reports that had claimed the phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, the new report says a Snapdragon 660 could be used alongside 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage.

The pricing details remain unchanged, where the phone will come in valued at 1999 yuan or about $295.

In addition to unveiling the Xiaomi Mi 5X, the conference will also be used to launch the much anticipated MIUI 9. This new skin will also be preinstalled on the Mi 5X alongside the latest Android Nougat OS.


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