Oct 30, 2017

Red-colored Xiaomi Mi 5X launches in China; still costs CNY 1,499 (around PHP 11,700)

The Xiaomi Mi 5X, initially available in Black, Gold, and Rose Gold, now has a new Red hue. Aside from the color change, all the other details are identical with the original Mi 5X.

Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 5X smartphone sporting the color variants Black, Gold, and Rose Gold, in the Chinese market last July. Roughly three months after the initial launch, the device is getting a new paint job. It is now available in a red hue, which is the lucky color in the tech company's home country, China. Apparently, you must note that the handset, dubbed as Xiaomi Mi 5X Red Special Edition, will only be sold in a limited number. No one knows how long the supplies will last, that's why it's advisable to grab the phone without delay upon its market release on November 1. It bears the same price tag of CNY 1,499 (around PHP 11,700).

Regarding the specs, it is identical to the original Mi 5X. It sports a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. Powering up the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. It packs 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which supports an expandable memory of up to 128 GB via microSD card. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS topped with the tech firm's in-house MIUI 9 out-of-the-box. The new user interface comes with features such as Xiaomi's Smart Assistant and built-in Image Search. On the camera department, it features dual 12-megapixel sensors at the back, comprised of a telephoto zoom lens with f/2.6 aperture and a wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture. Up front, there's a 5-megapixel selfie snapper with real-time beautification feature. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, A-GPS and USB Type-C while sensors on board are the acceleration sensor, ambient light sensor, infrared, gyro and electronic compass. Everything is kept running by a 3,080 mAh battery. Meanwhile, you might still not get the device because it will be China exclusive.

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