Xiaomi 5X leaked in a poster
The Xiaomi 5X will house a Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB RAM, and a 5.5" full HD display. The poster gives us a tiny peek at the device which looks dangerously similar to the iPhone 7 plus
, Hence, the OnePlus 5
. The device will cost around 1,999 CNY(~ $300) which is a pretty standard pricing for the high-end specs. Here you might think that the Redmi Note 4
carrying the same processor costs much less at around $200, well the added cost is a direct result of going offline. The offline availability adds a lot of cost including some heavy distribution cost, this is why many small companies chose to remain strictly online.
A previously leaked image of the Xiaomi 5X
decision to go offline is inspired by companies like Oppo
who are dominating figures in the offline market. Oppo's offline sales gave them a huge advantage over others like Xiaomi to become the 4rth largest manufacturer in the world. Xiaomi stands right behind Oppo but they soon hope to take back their position among the Top 3.