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POCO M5 with 90Hz display, Helio G99 launched in India: first sale date on Flipkart, price, specifications

Highlights

  • POCO M5 has been announced in India
  • It features a 90Hz LCD display and the Helio G99 chip
  • It sports an attractive leather-like back

The POCO M5 has been launched in India and in the global market. Alongside it, the company also unveiled the POCO M5s, which is not planned for release in India. It is a 4G device that is powered by a new Helio chipset. Some of its other highlights include a 90Hz LCD panel with a teardrop notch, 50-megapixel triple rear cameras, and a big battery with fast charging support.

One of the attractive features of the POCO M5 is that it is equipped with a leather-like back, which gives it a premium look. Here is all the information on the specifications, features, and price of the POCO M5.

POCO M5 price in India

The POCO M5 comes in two variants: 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. It can be bought in colours like POCO Yellow, Icy Blue and Power Black.

POCO M5 variants

Price

POCO M5 (4GB + 64GB)

Rs 12,499

POCO M5 (6GB + 128GB)

Rs 14,499

POCO M5 launch offers, first sale date

Like other POCO phones, the POCO M5 will be sold through Flipkart. The retailer will carry out the first sale on September 13th, 2022. During the special sale period in celebration of the Big Billion Days Sale 2022, both models will be available with a Rs 1,500 instant discount via ICICI Bank and Axis Bank cards. Both models can be bought for Rs 10,999 and Rs 12,999 after the instant discount.

POCO M5 specifications and features

POCO M5

POCO M5 features a 90Hz display and the Helio G99 chip

Starting from the front, the POCO M5 has a 6.58-inch IPS LCD display that offers a Full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels, an aspect ratio of 20:9, a refresh rate of 90Hz, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. The screen is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 3. It runs on the Android 12 OS, which is overlaid with MIUI 13 and POCO launcher. The M5 comes with Widevine L1 support for HD content on streaming platforms.

For selfies, the POCO M5 offers an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It has a 50-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL JN1 main camera, a 2-megapixel depth-sensing unit, and a 2-megapixel macro camera on the back of the phone.

Under the hood, the POCO M5 features the Helio G99 chipset, up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and up to 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. There is a microSD card slot on the M5 for extra storage. The phone is backed by a 5,000mAh battery. Its retail package includes a 22.5W charger, but the device supports 18W charging.

For security, the POCO M5 is equipped with a side-facing fingerprint scanner and face unlock. It comes with the usual connectivity options like dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

POCO M5s specifications, price

POCO M5 and POCO M5s

POCO M5 (left) and POCO M5s (right)

The POCO M5s has a 6.43-inch AMOLED FHD+ display, Helio G95 chipset, up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, up to 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging. It has a 13-megapixel front camera and a 64-megapixel (main) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (macro) + 2-megapixel (depth) quad-camera unit. This device, which remains exclusive to the global market, is a rebranded version of the Redmi Note 10S. It starts at 209 euros (~Rs 16,550).

POCO M5 full specs

  • 6.58-inch FHD+ LCD display, 90Hz refresh rate
  • 50MP + 2MP + 2MP triple rear cameras
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • MediaTek Helio G99 processor
  • 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB
  • 5,000mAh battery, 18W charging
  • Side-facing fingerprint scanner
  • Dual nano-SIM slots
  • Android 12 with MIUI 13
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Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvinraj has been writing about smartphones and other gadgets for over 10 years, with 10,000+ articles published to date. He owns a POCO X3 Pro and Realme X7 Max 5G. His interests include exploring new places, reading, photography, and church activities. At Pricebaba, he covers breaking news and features.