Xiaomi’s POCO to Release New M5 and M5s on September 5

Xiaomi‘s POCO brand for overseas markets announced on August 29 that it will hold an online launch event on September 5 to release two new smartphones, the M5 and M5s. POCO said that the standard version of the POCO M5 will be equipped with a MediaTek Helio G99 chip and a display with 90Hz refresh rate.

As for the POCO M5 standard version, prior leaks suggest that it is expected to adopt a 6.58-inch full high definition (FHD) screen, with three storage specifications: 4GB+64GB, 4GB+128GB and 6GB+128GB.

POCO M5 standard version will have a built-in 5000mAh battery and will support 33W fast charging. In addition, the phone runs the MIUI 13 operating system based on Android 12, with a side fingerprint, USB-C and 3.5mm headphone interface. The tipster said that the starting price may be lower than 15,000 Rs ($188.67).

POCO M5 (Source: POCO)

According to a report by PriceBaba on August 30, a source said that POCO M5s will have three colors, namely gray, blue and white. And it will be available in 4GB+64GB, 4GB+128GB and 6GB+128GB storage specifications. At present, there is no more information about other configurations of this phone.

POCO M5s (Source: POCO)

POCO’s smartphones are mainly sold in the international market led by India. According to the latest data released by CMR, one-third of smartphones shipped in India was 5G in Q2. For 5G smartphones, shipments in India increased by 163% year-on-year in Q2.

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Xiaomi topped the global list with a 20% market share in Q2, with consumers often choosing low- and mid-range models. Despite some success, the company saw its shipments decline 23% year-over-year due to increased competition.