Alongside the POCO X5 Pro 5G which launched in India, POCO Global has introduced the POCO X5 5G globally and is available in several countries starting from 7th February 2023. The POCO X5 5G is the tone-down variant in the POCO X5 Series with a 120 Hz AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G octa-core SoC, 48 MP AI camera, and 33W charging as primary highlights.
The POCO X5 5G is the latest smartphone in the POCO X5 Series with features just below its sibling POCO X5 Pro 5G. The POCO X5 5G is about 7.98mm thin, 189 grams in weight, and comes in three color variants – Black, Green, and Blue.
The POCO X5 5G equips a 6.67-inch AMOLED DotDisplay with Full HD+ resolution (2460 x 1080 pixels, 395 ppi pixel density), and 120 Hz adaptive refresh rate. Other display features include 1,200 nits peak brightness, 4,500,000:1 aspect ratio, DCI-P3 wide color gamut, Sunlight display, and Reading mode, and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Moving to the cameras, the POCO X5 5G has a triple camera setup on the rear side with 48 MP f/1.8 as the primary camera with 1/2.76 inches sensor size. The secondary cameras include an 8 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle 118-degree and a 2 MP f/2.4 macro. The front side has a 13 MP f/2.45 selfie camera for selfie and video calling needs.
The POCO X5 5G is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G paired with up to 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. The GPU on the SoC is an Adreno 619 for gaming and graphics-related tasks. There are a total of two RAM and storage variants – 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage as the base variant, and 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage as the top-most variant. The storage can be expanded via microSD card support (hybrid slot – SIM2). The RAM is an LPDDR4X type and the storage is a UFS 2.2 type.
On the battery and charging side, the POCO X5 packs a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. Other features include a Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock, Hi-Res Audio, USB Type-C, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, IR Blaster, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and a 5G network support with dual SIMs & dual 5G with VoLTE. The smartphones run on the MIUI 13 For POCO based on the Android 12 operating system.
POCO X5 5G Specifications
- Display & Design: 6.67-inch AMOLED DotDisplay, Full HD+ resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels, 395 ppi pixel density), 120 Hz adaptive refresh rate, 1,200 nits peak brightness, 4,500,000:1 aspect ratio, DCI-P3 wide color gamut, Sunlight display, and Reading mode 3.0, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 7.9mm thin, 181 grams weight
- Software: MIUI 13 for POCO, Android 12 operating system
- CPU: 6nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G octa-core SoC clocked up to 2.2 GHz (2x 2.2 GHz Cortex-A77 Kryo 660 cores + 6x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A55 Kryo 660 cores)
- GPU: Adreno 619 Graphics
- Memory: 6 GB OR 8 GB RAM, LPDDR4X
- Storage: 128 GB OR 256 GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, microSD card support up to 1 TB (hybrid slot)
- Main Camera: Triple cameras (48 MP f/1.8 1/2.76″ + 8 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle 118° FOV + 2 MP f/2.4 macro), up to [email protected] video recording, LED flash
- Selfie Camera: 13 MP f/2.45, up to [email protected] video recording
- Others: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock, Hi-Res Audio
- Connectivity: USB Type-C, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, IR Blaster, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
- Cellular: 5G network, dual SIMs, dual 5G, VoLTE support (SIM2 as microSD)
- Battery & Charging: 5,000 mAh battery, 33W fast charging
- Colors: Black, Green, Blue
The price for the POCO X5 5G with 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage is $249 (~₹20,600 in India) whereas the price for the top-variant i.e. 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage is $299 (~₹24,750 in India). The smartphone will be available on Flipkart from 7th February 2023 globally in several countries. Launch offers include a $50 discount as a part of an early bird offer.
POCO X5 5G Price, Availability, Offers
- Price: $249 (~₹20,600) for 6 GB RAM & 128 GB storage, $299 (~₹24,750) for 8 GB RAM & 256 GB storage
- Availability: 7th February 2023 globally in several countries.
- Offers: $50 discount as a part of an early bird offer.