Xiaomi is preparing to introduce the more affordable (at least in terms of positioning) Poco X5 and X5 Pro smartphones. In fact, these two have been the talk of the town for a long time. So now, the rumors just get into reality.
What we know about POCO X5 series
The vanilla Poco X5 is said to be the rebranded version of the budget Redmi Note 12 5G. This is not surprising as POCO has not spent a penny on research and development. It just takes what its siblings have done and uses them in its own models. Well, what we can say – this is a working strategy. As for the role model used by the POCO X5, it is a good candidate both in terms of features and the final price. For instance, in China, its price does not exceed $200. However, we guess POCO will change the processor – Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 looks too fat for developing countries like India. We guess the company will use something cheaper, like the Snapdragon 695.
Other parameters will not change, as it does not make any sense. This also means that the POCO X5 will still use an OLED screen with a diagonal of 6.67 inches and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The camera module on the back will include 48 MP and 2MP sensors. The 5000mAh battery will support 33-watt charging.
The more powerful POCO X5 Pro has more serious goals. Its predecessor, X4 Pro, didn’t sell well. So the follow-up model has to work harder. It will be based on the Chinese Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition, which runs on the Snapdragon 778G chipset. This is a good option – it would be strange to release a “gaming” Pocophone on a platform from Mediatek.
The rest will not change even compared to the previous generation. We will have a similar display, the same 67-watt charging, the same strange set of cameras 108MP + 8Mp + 2MP, and so on. We also think the price won’t change much in comparison to the model launched a year ago.
The announcement of the new POCO phones is expected to happen in February.