A purported poster of the upcoming Xiaomi 5X mid-range Android smartphone has surfaced on the web today, revealing the handset’s price. Provided the poster is indeed the real deal, the Xiaomi 5X will be priced at 1999 yuan in China, which converts to roughly $294 based on the current exchange rate. The Xiaomi 5X is expected to be the first smartphone under Xiaomi’s new sub-brand, which will be sold offline and take on the competition from Vivo and Oppo.
The Xiaomi 5X will come in two variants, with the standard variant powered by the octa-core 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM. On the other hand, the higher end variant will run on a more powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset and come equipped with a whopping 6GB of RAM. In terms of storage, this variant will include 64GB of built-in storage. The 1999 yuan price tag shown in the poster is apparently for the high-end variant, which does seem to make sense.
As far as the display goes, both variants are rumored to sport a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution display. The smartphones will also include a dual-camera setup at the rear, with two 12MP resolution sensors. One of the sensors will be a Sony IMX386 while the other one will be a Samsung S5k3m3. For selfies, the Xiaomi 5X will include a 16MP resolution snapper on the front, enough to please all the selfie lovers out there. On the software front, Xiaomi 5X will run on the company’s custom MIUI 9 OS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The fingerprint scanner, unlike most mid-range Xiaomi handsets, will be positioned on the front of the two handsets.
While Xiaomi’s Mi series has proved to be quite popular among consumers, they are primarily sold online in most markets. With the new sub-brand, Xiaomi aims to take on OPPO and Vivo, which have a strong presence when it comes to offline retail channels in most Asian markets. In India, where Xiaomi enjoys a high market share, OPPO and Vivo are among the top players in the offline segment.