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Xiaomi's upcoming X1 to compete with the Oppo R11

The R11 was released in June and will face stiff competition from the first entry in Xiaomi's new "Lanmi" line.
The R11 was released in June and will face stiff competition from the first entry in Xiaomi's new "Lanmi" line.
$295 for a Snapdragon 660 device that doesn't appear to disappoint in any other aspect is an incredible deal. For context, this device could have passed for a 2016 flagship, easily. It's looking like a must-buy
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Xiaomi's new device, the X1, is set to share a market space with the recently-released Oppo R11.

The Oppo R11 was released a few weeks ago, with it garnering quite a bit of media attention due to its status as the first device to be powered by the Snapdragon 660. It also helped that the R11 turned out to have a nigh-indistinguishable design from the OnePlus 5 that was released a few weeks later, a phenomenon that isn't as shocking when you realize Oppo and OnePlus are pretty much two sides of the same coin.

While the R11 is priced for the upper mid-range market segment, the new X1 is expected to do what Xiaomi phones are best known for—providing incredible specifications at sub-market prices. In fact, the X1 is expected to retail for about $295, which is a whole tier below the $450 price tag on the R11.

Although the X1 is cheaper, there's not much between the two devices. It will sport a 5.5" FHD display, metal body, Snapdragon 660, and dual rear cameras. It will also ship with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

$295 for a Snapdragon 660 device that doesn't appear to disappoint in any other aspect is an incredible deal. For context, this device could have passed for a 2016 flagship, easily. It's looking like a must-buy.

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Ricci Rox, 2017-07-14 (Update: 2017-07-15)