Xiaomi 5X could be the first smartphone under Lanmi sub-brand

Pablo Tucker
July 17, 2017

The device is expected to be powered by a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 508 image processing unit (GPU). However, a leaked poster that has surfaced from China has revealed that indicates that Xiaomi would be soon launching a phone called Xiaomi 5X. Some people say the new device could be the Redmi 5, other people say it might be the successor of Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A, as the multiple rumours have also been leaked about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A.

Based on the rumors, Xiaomi has launched the smartphone by the end of this month. The specs can also be noticed on the bottom of the poster, and the standout features of the standard version are the powerful and resourceful Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB of RAM, as well as a neat 5.5-inch display which may well have full HD display capacity. The speculated launch is dated as July 26 but there is no official confirmation from company's side till now.

According to the latest report, which comes from MyDrivers, Xiaomi Mi 5X smartphone will have a price of Yuan 1999 and that's around Rs 18,995 on conversion.

Coming to the pricing details, the Mi 5X is expected to cost around CNY 1,999 (US$295 approx.).

The report was first spotted by goandroid, via a leaked poster. For camera department, Xiaomi Redmi 5 will ship with a rear front 16-megapixel camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera. Although it can not be confirmed as of now, the new Xiaomi 5X may arrive with the Android 7.1.1 Nougat overlaid with Xiaomi's proprietary MIUI 9 OS.

While Xiaomi's Mi series has proved to be quite popular among consumers, they are primarily sold online in most markets. Also, the ceramic black variant has always been available in limited quantities, but Xiaomi has not said a word on whether this will still be the case.

Smartphone manufacturers need a strong traditional retail presence even in this digital age of total e-commerce domination, and to prove its commitment for further growth with surging sales in physical stores across Asia, Xiaomi has an offline-only product series in the works. And the Xiaomi 5X could be the first Xiaomi device to have a 16MP selfie snapper. Could the launch of such a device possibly help the Chinese company snatch away offline customers from biggies like Oppo and Vivo?

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