Xiaomi has introduced a new color variant for its Mi 5X smartphone. It is priced at RMB 1,499 (approximately Rs 14,800), and will be available in China. The phone was first launched in July in color choices of black, gold, and rose gold. The red model, however, brings only a new color choice on the table, while retaining all of the elements from the original model. Also Read - Mi Band X strapless smart band with 360-degree flexible display under works?Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 40,000 in July 2021: Mi Notebook 14, Asus VivoBook 14, and more
Based on the official poster shared on Xiaomi’s Weibo profile, the phone doesn’t exactly don an all-red appearance, but features the sides and back in the new color, GizChina reports. The front remains black. The Mi 5X red model is already up for reservations in China, and the first sale will kick off on November 1. Also Read - Friendship Day gifting ideas for your young tech-savvy besties under Rs 5,000
To recall, the Xiaomi Mi 5X was rebranded as Mi A1 for the Indian market. As a part of Google’s Android One program, the smartphone runs on stock Android OS. The highlight of the smartphone is that it offers dual-camera capabilities at an affordable price tag. It is currently not known if the company will introduce the new color model in other markets, including in India where the phone sells as Mi A1 with minor tweaks. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 5X users get Mi A1 Android One ROM
Xiaomi Mi 5X specifications, features
Featuring an all-metal body and a rear fingerprint sensor, the Mi 5X flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 64-bit octa-core SoC. The chipset is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi A1 Review: Truly A1!
For optics, there’s a pair of 12-megapixel sensors at the back. Up front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. Fueling the smartphone is a 3,080mAh battery. On the software front, the phone runs Android Nougat out-of-the-box with MIUI 9 custom skin layered above.