Xiaomi Mi 5X receives FCC certification; device’s specs revealed

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An image posted by Xiaomi, marketing the upcoming 5X smartphone. (Facebook/xiaomiglobal)

With its official launching scheduled this week, Xiaomi Mi 5X continue to make noise through the specs details swirling online.

In a report by BGR, the upcoming smartphone finally received a certification from FCC. This makes the device ready for launching. With the certification came the confirmation of new specs. According to the details of the certification, the device will come in an all-metal unibody design. Its antenna bands are positioned along the top portion and the bottom edges.

Moreover, it will also feature a physical fingerprint scanner and will come in three different colors: Gold, Black, and Pink. When it comes to the unit’s battery, it will come with a 3,000mAh Li-Po power pack. In addition, it also features a USB-C cable running on a 10W adapter (5V @ 2A).

As for the camera, the FCC certification says that the device will feature two 12-megapixel sensors with matching optical zoom.

These new set of specs add to the previously rumored features of the phone, which will finally be confirmed this week. The device was strongly speculated to run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. Furthermore, the device will likely come in 4 GB and 6 GB variants.

Earlier this month, an image of a poster showing the Mi 5X was leaked online. GSM Arena said that the poster mentioned the Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB RAM, and a 5.5-inch display. Furthermore, it also showed a price tag of CNY 1,999, which is roughly around $295 USD. The poster featured Chinese celebrity Kris Wu, who is the smartphone’s official endorser.

The device’s release marks the launching of Xiaomi’s third sub-brand, following the Mi and RedMi. Unlike the other two, which focused on online sales channels, the new sub-brand will reportedly focus on offline sales.

The move is said to be Xiaomi’s strategy to keep in step with smartphone leaders in China like Oppo and Vivo.

The Xiamo Mi 5X launches on July 26 in China.