POCO X5 5G, POCO X5 Pro 5G key details emerge ahead of early 2023 launch


  • POCO X5 5G and POCO X5 Pro 5G are in the works
  • Both phones are expected to launch in the beginning months of 2023
  • POCO X5 and X5 Pro are said to be rebranded versions of existing Redmi phones

POCO X5 5G and POCO X5 Pro 5G key details have been leaked by reliable tipster Kacper Skrzypek. In October, Xiaomi’s sub-brand announced the Redmi Note 12 5G along with other Note 12 series models. Since then, several reports have claimed that the Note 12 5G will be rebranded as the POCO X5 5G in markets outside of China. The confusion increased when reports revealed that the same Redmi Note 12 5G would also be heading to global markets, including India.

Skrzypek has cleared up the confusion, claiming that the POCO X5 5G will feature the Snapdragon 695 chipset. His tweet suggests that other than featuring a different chip, the rest of the specifications will be identical to Note 12 5G’s global version and the POCO X5 5G. He added that the POCO X5 Pro 5G would be a rebadged edition of the Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition, which launched the previous week in China.  Here is a look at the expected specifications of the POCO X5 and X5 Pro.

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POCO X5 5G specifications (rumoured)

Redmi Note 12 5G

Redmi Note 12 5G

The POCO X5 5G will feature a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with a punch-hole display that produces a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a refresh rate of 120Hz. It is likely to feature the Snapdragon 695 chipset, up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and up to UFS 2.2 128GB of storage.

For selfies, it may feature an 8-megapixel front camera, and its back may house a 48-megapixel (main) +2-megapixel (depth) dual-camera unit. It may feature a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support.

POCO X5 Pro 5G specifications (rumoured)

Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed EditionRedmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition

Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition

The POCO X5 Pro 5G may feature the same 6.67-inch AMOLED FHD+ 120Hz screen. It is likely to feature the Snapdragon 778G chipset, up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and up to 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage.

The front of the POCO X5 Pro may feature a 16-megapixel selfie camera. Its rear shell may house a 108-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide snapper, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. It may house a 5,000mAh battery with 67W rapid charging support.

The POCO X5 series is expected to run on Android 13 OS with the MUI 13 on top. Both models are likely to feature a side-facing fingerprint scanner. It is very likely that the X5 and X5 Pro will sport different rear designs as compared to the Note 12 and Note 12 Pro SE. Both devices are expected to launch by January or February 2023.



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.