The Xiaomi POCO M5 is launched at 189 € with Android 12 and a MediaTek Helio G99 processor

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In addition, the 163.99 x 76.09 x 8.9 mm POCO M5’s chassis houses a 5,000 mAh battery and supports up to 1 TB microSD cards. Unsurprisingly, the POCO M5’s hefty battery contributes to its weight, which comes in at 201 g. The smartphone also features a 6.58-inch IPS display with a 1080p resolution, 90 Hz refresh rate, and a maximum brightness of 500 nits (HBM). Xiaomi cites using Corning Gorilla Glass to shield the screen, but it doesn’t say which version is used.

Xiaomi has unveiled the POCO M5, a smartphone with a similar design to its predecessor. Xiaomi has unveiled the POCO M5, a smartphone the company has launched with the POCO M5s. It is equipped with a MediaTek Helio G99 CPU, LPDDR4X RAM, UFS 2.2 storage, and a 90 Hz display. By coincidence, the POCO M5 resembles the recently released POCO M4 5G in Europe. Regarding the MediaTek Helio G99, a 6 nm chipset with an octa-core CPU and an ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, Xiaomi has included this in the POCO M5. Xiaomi also adds LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 flash storage to the low-cost chipset.

Highlights

  • The POCO M5 starts at €189 with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, but rises to €209 and €229, respectively, if you want either 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, or 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. All memory configurations will ship with a 22.5 W charger even though they support 18 W charging and will be available in Black, Green and Yellow colour options. The POCO M5 will be orderable in the Eurozone from September 12 and will come with a €20 discount if ordered by September 17.

  • Xiaomi has added 50 MP main, 2 MP macro, 2 MP depth of field, and 5 MP front-facing cameras to the POCO M5. Sadly, Xiaomi has not optically stabilised any of these sensors, and it only seems like the primary camera supports PDAF. Thankfully, instead of Android 11, all POCO M5 SKUs come with MIUI 13, which is based on Android 12.

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