POCO is a popular tech brand among young Indian techies. Today, the company announced the global launch of POCO M5, a device that is designed to do better than other devices in its category. With the most powerful 6nm MediaTek Helio G99 processor in its category, a unique “premium-leather-like” design, a 50MP triple camera setup, and a 5000mAh battery, the POCO M5 is the phone to get if you want a good mix of style and performance.
With the MediaTek Helio G99 SoC, you can do better.
The MediaTek Helio G99 SoC gives the POCO M5 a huge performance boost over its predecessor. This is because it has the most powerful processor in its class. The processor is built on a 6nm architecture and can deliver high-speed performance with efficiency at the core. With an Arm Cortex A76 Octa-core processor that can go up to 2.2GHz and an Arm Mali-G57 MC2 graphics card, the POCO M5 makes it easy to switch between apps and play games without lagging.
It also promises faster read and write speeds because it has LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 storage. The POCO M5 has a feature called “Turbo RAM,” which helps the device run smoothly and improves its overall performance based on what users want.
Make a fashion statement with a design that looks like high-quality leather.
The POCO M-series stands out because it has a design language that is both new and well-thought-out. Building on the design of the POCO OG, the back panel of the POCO M5 has a “premium leather-like” finish that gives it a classy look and a perfect feel in the hand with no smudges. A POCO M-series ranger raises the bar again with its design language. It comes in three cool and exciting colors: POCO Yellow, Icy Blue, and Power Black.
Outperforming viewing experience
POCO M5 has a 6.58-inch, 90Hz, FHD+ IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 2400×1080. With a touch sampling rate of 240Hz, it makes scrolling easy and lets you see content in vivid detail. It is a true smart display that automatically changes its refresh rate from 30Hz to 60Hz or 90Hz depending on the type of content that is being streamed. This feature also helps make the most of the battery. The front of the POCO M5 is made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, which is rare in its category.
This makes it strong and adds to the phone’s well-built design. It also has a reading mode and a sunlight mode that make it easy to use even in the middle of the day. Widevine L1 support makes it easy for people to enjoy HDR content, which gives them a rich and immersive entertainment experience. The device has Hi-Res certified audio, which makes streaming even better and makes it a more immersive entertainment device.
50MP triple camera setup
For photography fans, the POCO M5 has a triple camera setup with a 50MP primary driver that lets you take photos that are clear, sharp, and natural. The 2MP Macro sensor and the 2MP depth sensor make the camera better in all lighting conditions. The 2MP Macro sensor takes detailed close-up shots, and the 2MP depth sensor takes perfect bokeh shots. Its 8MP front camera will help users capture beautiful moments with their loved ones.
5000mAh is a very large battery
The POCO M5’s 5000mAh battery keeps the performance going even when it’s doing hard work. Its 18W fast charging support (with a 22.5W charger in the box) gives a large battery enough power, and the 6nm processor’s efficiency means that the battery can easily last for two days. Even though POCO M5 has a huge battery, it is only 8.9mm thick.
Pricing, deals, and availability
The 4GB+64GB version of the POCO M5 will cost INR 12,499, and the 6GB+128GB version will cost INR 14,499. Starting September 13, it will be for sale on Flipkart. As part of Flipkart’s Big Billion Day sale and limited-time offer, cardholders from ICICI and Axis Bank can get a flat discount of INR 1,500 and buy the brand-new POCO M5 for just INR 10,999 for the base model and INR 12,999 for the higher model. Also, customers will get a free one-year subscription to Disney+ Hotstar and free screen protection for 6 months.
|POCO M5 Storage Variant||Launch Price||BBD Sale Discount (for ICICI and Axis Bank card holders)||Discounted Price|
|4GB+64GB||INR 12,499||INR 1,500||INR 10,999|
|6GB+128GB||INR 14,499||INR 1,500||INR 12,999|
“With the POCO M-series, we tried to make something different, unique, and new. The M-series smartphones in the budget segment have a lot of firsts. And the POCO M3 is a good example of this because it was one of the best-selling M-series phones. Now, we’re carrying on the tradition with our newest product, the POCO M5, which lives up to our promise of great performance and great style.
It has the latest and best 6nm MediaTek Helio G99 processor, which is a perfect mix of power and efficiency. We are pushing the limits even more with the new POCO M5, which has a design that looks like high-end leather. It also has a 90Hz refresh rate FHD+ smart display, a 5000mAh battery, and a 50MP camera, making it a true #BuiltToOutperform device.Said Himanshu Tandon, Country Head of POCO India.