This will be the first time a Xiaomi phone with dual camera will be launched in India.

Xiaomi to launch Redmi 5X with 12MP dual camera and Android 711 in IndiaImage source: China
Atom Tech Shorts Friday, August 18, 2017 - 15:47
Written by  S. Mahadevan

Following the roaring success of its Redmi Note 4 smartphone in India, Xiaomi is gearing itself to launch its next flagship, the Redmi 5X in the country. Perhaps Xiaomi might not have envisaged that it could sell over 50 lac pieces of Redmi Note 4 in less than just six months’ time.

In what can be taken as an official confirmation of this information, the senior most executive of the company in India has suggested in a tweet that it will be a dual camera smartphone and it is a first for Xiaomi in India.

First the basics about the phone: its dimensions read 155.4mmx75.8mmx7.3mm and the phone would weigh around 165gms. The Xiaomi Redmi 5X will sport a 5.5-inch full HD display and under the hood the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor would power the device. This chipset clocks a speed of 2.0GHz, which is quite decent, by any standards.

To support the processor, the Redmi 5X will have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM, again, quite useful to boost the performance of the phone. There is the provision for a microSD card that can take the storage to a limit of 128GB. There is a 32GB storage variant also on the cards if the reports are to be relied upon.

The Android Nougat version 7.1.1 would be the OS with Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 riding over it. It can be safely presumed that with the release of the next version of Android O in the offing the Redmi 5X may also receive the update sooner than later.

A 3080mAh battery will be the source of power for the new smartphone from Xiaomi and it will also feature a fast charging facility. A fingerprint sensor is also an additional feature on the phone.

Now the main feature, the optics department. The Xiaomi Redmi 5X will feature two 12MP cameras in the rear, of which one would sport a wide-angle lens and the other a telephoto lens and four axis image stabilization. The rear camera will also be supported by features like lossless 2X zoom, 4K video recording and real-time Bokeh effect.

It must render the phone’s camera a very handy gadget for the avid photographer to click pictures and record videos. The front camera meant for selfies will be 5MP.

The connectivity options will include the whole range. Black, Gold and Rose Gold may be the three colors in which the Xiaomi Redmi 5X is likely to be released.

While the exact date of launch of this new smartphone in India and the prices have not been disclosed yet, the expectations are that the phone might start shipping in September this year and could be priced around the Rs 15, 000 range making it a very competitive device among its peers.

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