Xiaomi launched the Mi 5X – which may be considered as a mini Mi 6 – in China last month. Now, Xiaomi VP and India MD Manu Kumar Jain has hinted on Twitter, that the company may launch the Mi 5X in India in September. “Can’t wait for you guys to check out Xiaomi’s first dual-camera phone in India. Coming next month,” Jain wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
Although the tweet makes no specific mention of the Mi 5X, the fact that it talks about dual rear cameras suggest Xiaomi may bring the mini Mi 6 to India as early as next month. Some may say that even the Mi 6 may stand a chance, since it also comes with a dual camera system on the rear, and the fact that Xiaomi is dangerously missing out on a flagship phone in India for a long time now, make it a bigger – and safer – bet for the company in question. But, last we heard, the Mi 6 isn’t coming to India, which means unless there’s a very drastic change in plans, the dual camera phone that Manu is hinting at should be anything but the Mi 6.
Can’t wait for you guys to check out Xiaomi’s first dual-camera phone in India! Coming next month! â˜ºï¸
Can you guess which one? pic.twitter.com/UhtFphm0GT
– Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) August 8, 2017
Alternatively, there are also speculations that Xiaomi is silently working on the Mi Note 3 – successor to last year’s Mi Note 2 – and that phone could come with a dual camera system. Xiaomi is said to launch the Mi Note 3 in China in August itself, and there’s a very slight possibility that it may launch the phone in India next month. But, that’s just speculation. The closest thing to reality however is the Mi 5X, and for now, it seems that is the phone that would be launching in India in September.
The Mi 5X notably brings the Mi 6’s dual rear cameras to the masses. The Mi 5X, just like the Mi 6, (also) comes with a dual camera setup on the rear — 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel — where one lens is wide-angle while the other is telephoto. The Mi 6 dual cameras offer 2X optic zoom and 10X digital zoom (just like the iPhone 7 Plus) and therefore technically result in clearer distant shots and professional bokeh effects in portraits. The Mi 5X should be more or less on similar lines.
The Xiaomi Mi 5X comes with a full metal unibody design and a rear mounted fingerprint scanner. The phone, with its all metal body and dual rear cameras looks remarkably like the iPhone 7 Plus from every nook and corner. Everything from the 2.5 D curved glass on the front to the antenna lines placement on the back, screams the iPhone. The only visible difference is seen in the fingerprint scanner placement. As opposed to the iPhone 7 Plus that comes with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, the Xiaomi Mi 5X sports one on the back. It comes with physical capacitive — soft keys — keys on the front and will be available in three colours: black, gold and rose gold (pink).
On the hardware side, the Mi 5X comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clubbed with 4 gigs of RAM under the hood. It comes with 64GB of internal storage and USB Type-C for charging and data syncing. It is further backed by a 3,080mAh battery.
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