Xiaomi 5X could be first phone under new sub-brand

The upcoming Xiaomi 5X is said to be the first phone to launch under the company's yet-to-announce sub-brand.

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Highlights

    • Xiaomi 5X could arrive on July 26
    • It is said to feature dual rear camera
    • The phone packs 4GB of RAM

Xiaomi 5X is all set to announce in China later this month, reports suggest. If what we have been hearing is true, Xiaomi will soon be having a new smartphone in its portfolio. The phone is spotted in a poster image. The device is rumoured to unveil officially on July 26. According to the picture, Xiaomi 5X boasts of a dual-rear camera setup and carries a price tag of 1,999 yuan (approximately Rs 19,010).

Meanwhile, Xiaomi is said to announce a new offline-only sub-brand later this month so that the company can have a strong offline presence. Interestingly, Xiaomi 5X is supposed to be the first device to launch under this new, upcoming sub-brand. If you recall, it was being reported earlier that Xiaomi X1 will be the first device to launch under the company’s new sub-brand. However, that does not seem to be the case anymore.

This could be the upcoming Xiaomi 5X, featuring dual rear camera.
This could be the upcoming Xiaomi 5X, featuring a dual rear camera.

As far as specifications are concerned, the poster has revealed some crucial details with regards to processor, display, and RAM. Xiaomi 5X will be powered by Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 625 SoC and 4GB of RAM. The device will sport a 5.5-inch panel.

An image of the upcoming Xiaomi phone was leaked recently, revealing the design. It resembles OnePlus 5 (Review) to some extent, which opted for similar design principles as Oppo R11 Plus and Apple iPhone 7 Plus (Review). The phone features a similar dual rear camera setup and antenna lines.

In other news, Xiaomi Mi Max 2 with a massive battery is all set to launch in India on July 18. The phone packs a 5,300mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0.