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POCO M5 to launch of September 5: What we know so far

Highlights

  • POCO M5 to launch on September 5th, 2022
  • The event will be live streamed on YouTube
  • POCO M5s may also be unveiled at the same event

POCO is all set to launch its budget smartphone – POCO M5 on September 5. The company is hosting a global event for the launch and it is expected to go live in India too. POCO has already confirmed the India launch through its Twitter post. Earlier in the year, POCO launched a budget smartphone – POCO M4. Priced under Rs 15,000 the smartphone offers a 90Hz AMOLED display and MediakTek Helio G96 chipset. The POCO M5 will be the successor to this smartphone. The smartphone has leaked several times in recent weeks to give us some idea in regards to what to expect. Here’s everything that we know about POCO M5 so far:

POCO M4 5G

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It is confirmed that POCO M5 will be powered by the MediaTek Helio G99 chipset and a 90Hz display.

POCO M5 specifications (rumoured)

According to the leaked images, it seems that the smartphone will have a waterdrop notch on the front. For the rear snapper, POCO M5 has a triple camera setup. There is no formal word on the camera specifications but the POCO M4 has a 64MP setup. Apart from this, it has 6.58-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display. Leaks suggest that it will be drawing its juice from a 5,000mAh battery and support 33W fast charging. The standout feature of this smartphone is the leather back.  For security, it has a side-facing fingerprint scanner. The device will be available in black, yellow, and green.

The device may boot to Android 12 OS with MIUI 13 on top. It may arrive with the usual connectivity options, such as dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

As per a recent leak by 91 mobiles, the POCO M5 will be available in two variants. There is a 4GB + 64GB variant that will be priced at Rs EUR 189 (around Rs 15,000). There is also a 4GB + 128GB model, which will carry a price tag of EUR 209 (approx Rs 16,600).

Some reports peg that at the launch event, we will also get to meet the POCO M5s, which will be a watered-down version of POCO M5. Here’s what we know of POCO M5s.

POCO M5s specifications (rumoured)

As per the FCC certification of the POCO M5s has revealed that it will be a tweaked edition of the Redmi Note 10S. This device has a 2207117BPG model number. It is unclear whether there is an Indian version of the device.

The device’s FCC listing revealed that it will be available in three configurations: 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 4GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. It will also run on the MIUI 13-based Android 12 OS.

The rest of the specifications of the POCO M5s could be identical to those of the Redmi Note 10S. So, it is likely to have a 6.43-inch AMOLED screen with FHD+ resolution, an Helio G95 chipset, LPDDR4x RAM, UFS 2.2 storage, and a 5,000mAh battery that can be charged with 18W. It will feature a 64-megapixel (main) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (depth) + 2-megapixel (macro) quad-camera unit and a 13-megapixel front camera. It seems unlikely that this smartphone will be available in India.

POCO M5: How to watch the event live

The global launch event of the POCO M5 series has been set for 5:30 pm IST on September 5, 2022. Users across can catch it live on the Global YouTube channel. However, if you want to watch just the launch of POCO M5, then you can do so on the India YouTube channel at the same time.

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