Xiaomi Mi 5X First Sale Registrations Cross 200,000 Within 24 Hours

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Xiaomi Mi 5X First Sale Registrations Cross 200,000 Within 24 Hours
Highlights
  • Registrations for the Mi 5X’s first sale exceeded 200,000 in a day
  • Xiaomi Mi 5X price is said to start at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 19,000)
  • The Mi 5X launch is scheduled for July 26, next week

Xiaomi Mi 5X - the Mi 5 variant that Xiaomi on Tuesday confirmed would launch on July 26 - has crossed over 200,000 registrations for its first sale in just 24 hours. Registrations were at 209,900 at the time of writing. The feat is notable because nothing much has been revealed about the smartphone yet, beyond its dual rear camera setup and the presence of MIUI 9, the latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android ROM. Another factor that may have played a large hand in the interest is a contest where registered buyers could win Xiaomi Mi 5X, among other prizes.

The Xiaomi Mi 5X was first leaked earlier this month, and so far, we know quite a bit about the upcoming smartphone. Xiaomi Mi 5x specifications are tipped to include a 5.5-inch full-HD display, a Snapdragon 625 SoC, and 4GB of RAM. The smartphone is confirmed to sport a dual rear camera setup, and earlier leaks tipped an optical zoom feature apart from dual-tone LED flash. A fingerprint scanner can be seen on the rear panel of the officially shared image.

As for how much it will cost, the Xiaomi Mi 5X price is tipped to start at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 19,000), which is also the starting price of the Xiaomi Mi 5s. Earlier this week, Xiaomi launched the Mi Max 2 in India, the company's latest phablet. First unveiled in May, the smartphone sports a 6.44-inch display like its predecessor, and is powered by a massive 5300mAh battery. The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 price in India was set as Rs. 16,999, and the smartphone will go on sale during Xiaomi's 3rd Mi Anniversary sale on Thursday and Friday before becoming more broadly available on July 27.

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