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Xiaomi Mi 5X and MIUI 9 announced

In an official event today, Xiaomi launched their new smartphone Xiaomi Mi 5X with dual rear cameras and also announced the new MIUI 9 OS for the Xiaomi phones. The beta version of the MIUI 9 will be available for the selected Xiaomi devices soon. The Xiaomi Mi 5X is priced at 1499 yuan (around $222) and will be available for sale in China from August 1st.

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Xiaomi Mi 5X Specs

It will be available in Black, Gold and Rose Gold colour options. The global availability of the device wasn’t announced by the company at the event. The Xiaomi Mi 5X features a metal unibody design with rounded edges and also comes with anti-fingerprint coating and we also have a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.

Xiaomi Mi 5X
Xiaomi Mi 5X

The Xiaomi Mi 5X features a 5.5-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass LTPS display, 450nit brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by the 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor with 650MHz Adreno 506 GPU. We have 4GB of RAM with 64GB of inbuilt storage (eMMC 5.0) capacity that is further expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card slot. It runs on the MIUI 8 based on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) and is also upgradable to the new MIUI 9 OS. It comes with a Hybrid Dual SIM slot.

It features a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel rear camera a wide-angle lens, 1.25μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, dual-tone LED flash along with a secondary 12-megapixel camera with a telephoto lens, 1.0 μm pixel size, f/2.6 aperture and PDAF. A 5-megapixel front-facing camera is also available for selfie lovers.

The Xiaomi Mi 5X is backed up by a 3080mAh battery and connectivity options available are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS and USB Type-C. The device has a fingerprint sensor on the back and also has an Infrared sensor. The device also comes with audio enhancements with a 3.5mm audio jack and a dedicated amplifier for the best audio experience. The device measures 155.4×75.8×7.3mm and weighs 165 grams.



The company also launched the new MIUI 9 at the official event. The public China beta ROM of MIUI 9 will be available for devices such as Mi 6, Mi 5X, and Redmi Note 4X (Qualcomm) will be available from August 11th. Mi MIX, Mi Note 2, Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 5c, Mi Max 2, Mi Max 32GB, Mi Max 64G/128G, Mi 4S, Mi 4c, Mi Note Pro and Redmi 4X from August 25th. The MIUI 9 China ROM will be available for all the other Xiaomi devices except Mi 1, 1S and Mi 2A by late September. No details are available about the global rollout of the MIUI 9 as of now.

The MIUI 9 comes with several new features like faster app launch time, Universal Image search, Smart assistant, Smart app launcher, Dynamic icons, Split Screen, New Homescreen editor, Notification filter, new Message features, a quick Silent mode available in the volume panel and many other new features as well. According to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, now there are 281 million active MIUI users worldwide in 55 languages and 142 countries.

Xiaomi recently started sending official invites for their upcoming event via their web account. The newly released teaser from the company confirms the MIUI 9 OS and dual rear cameras for the device. The company also confirmed that the Chinese actor Kris Wu will be the brand ambassador of the phone and will promote the device in the country. The device image in the teaser also confirms dual tone dual LED flash for the device and a fingerprint scanner is also available on the rear panel of the device.

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