Xiaomi POCO F5 and Xiaomi POCO F5 Pro smartphones are unveiled. The Xiaomi POCO F5 is derived from the Redmi Note 12 Turbo, whereas the Xiaomi POCO F5 Pro serves as the global version of the Redmi K60.
Xiaomi POCO F5 Pro specs
The former is among the initial devices to feature the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 chipset, which is said to provide performance levels similar to the Snapdragon 8 series while improving power efficiency. On the other hand, the Xiaomi POCO F5 Pro boasts the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, which is nominally more powerful.
Apart from the processor, there are other differences between the Xiaomi POCO F5 and the Xiaomi POCO F5 Pro. The latter has a higher-resolution display, a marginally larger battery, and support for wireless charging. However, the two devices share the same camera system, with a 64 MP primary sensor accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle, 2MP macro, and a 16MP front-facing sensor.
Both devices feature 120Hz AMOLED displays measuring 6.67 inches diagonally. Additionally, there are a few other discrepancies between the two models, such as the location of the fingerprint scanner (side-mounted vs in-display) and the inclusion of a 3.5 mm headphone jack in the POCO F5.
The Xiaomi POCO F5 has a starting price of €429.90/£449 for the 8GB RAM variant and goes up to €479.90 for the 12GB RAM option, both of which have 256 GB of storage. It’s worth noting that Xiaomi only sells the POCO F5 in India, where it is available for INR 26,999 (~US$329) with 8GB of RAM or INR 30,999 (~US$377) with 12GB of RAM, along with 256 GB of storage.
Xiaomi POCO F5 Pro price and release date
Conversely, the Xiaomi POCO F5 Pro comes in three memory options, with the most high-end variant offering 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, retailing for €649.90. The complete pricing for both devices in Europe and the UK is listed below.
- Xiaomi POCO F5 (8 GB RAM/256 GB storage): €429.90/£449
- Xiaomi POCO F5 (12 GB RAM/256 GB storage): €479.90
- Xiaomi POCO F5 Pro (8 GB RAM/256 GB storage): €579.90
- Xiaomi POCO F5 Pro (12 GB/256 GB storage): €629.90/£559
- Xiaomi POCO F5 Pro (12 GB/512 GB storage): €649.90
The global release of the Poco F5 and F5 Pro has been confirmed, and both devices are now available for purchase.
POCO is a sub-brand of Xiaomi that focuses on offering high-performance smartphones at affordable prices. The POCO line-up features flagship-level specifications such as powerful processors, high-refresh-rate displays, and large batteries that cater to the needs of power users. The brand’s devices have been praised for their value for money proposition, as they offer premium features at prices that are significantly lower than competing devices from other brands.
The POCO F5 and POCO F5 Pro are the latest additions to the brand’s line-up, and they come with features such as high-resolution displays, powerful processors, and versatile camera systems. POCO phones are an excellent choice for consumers looking for premium features without breaking the bank.