Xiaomi POCO M5 4G with 6.58-inch Display, Helio G99 launched: Specs & Price

Xiaomi’s POCO has launched the POCO M5 and M5s smartphones today. The two devices which are powered by Mediatek’s Helio G-series chipsets and big 5,000 mAh batteries are aimed at redefining the value for money formula.

Xiaomi POCO M5 launched

POCO M5 unveiled

The POCO M5 has a 6.58-inch IPS LCD display bearing a waterdrop notch, a Full HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The screen is shielded by Gorilla Glass 3. The device supports Widevine L1 certification for streaming HD content on OTT platforms. The smartphone features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button.

Xiaomi POCO M5 specs

On the optics front, the POCO M5 features a 50MP primary sensor paired with 2MP depth and 2MP macro lenses. It has an 8MP front-facing selfie camera.

Under the hood, the POCO M5 is powered by an Helio G99 chipset paired with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB storage with support for a microSD card slot. The phone is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.

Xiaomi POCO M5

POCO M5 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A

Launch

  • Announced: 2022, September 05
  • Status: Exp. release 2022, September

Design

  • Dimensions: 164 x 76.1 x 8.9 mm (6.46 x 3.00 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 201 g (7.09 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic frame, plastic back
  • Colors: Black, Green, Yellow
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD, 90Hz, 500 nits (HBM)
  • Size: 6.58 inches, 104.3 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2408 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Operating System

  • Android 12, MIUI 13

Hardware

  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G99 (6nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • Internal: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
  • UFS 2.2

Cameras

  • Main Cameras: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 5 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm
  • Video: Yes

Multimedia

  • Radio: FM Radio
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.3, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared port: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 18W

POCO M5 Price and Availability

The M5 has a plastic back with a leathery finish, available in all three colors – Black, Green, and the unique Poco Yellow.

Xiaomi POCO M5 in colors

The starting prices are as follows;

  • 4/64 GB version is €189,
  • 4/128 GB variant is €209,
  • 6/128 GB variant is €229.

The first buyers will get an early bird discount of €20 оnce the sale begins tomorrow, September 6.

Users in India have a more limited choice – either the first option for INR12,499 ($155) or the third for INR14,499 ($180), with an extra INR1,500 ($20) discount through partnering banks. Sales in the South Asian country will begin a week later, on September 13.

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2 Comments
  1. Anik Mehta says

    in terms of battery, this smartphone comes with a 5000mAh along with the Mediatek chipset!

  2. Rudra Chauhan says

    The smartphone comes with the Helio G series chipset, and the features are good enough!

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