Poco held a presentation of a pair of smartphones for the European market. Both are in the mid-range segment, with Helio G processors, large batteries, and MIUI 13 based on Android 12 out of the box. This is where the similarities end.

Poco M5

The smartphone received a 6.58-inch LCD display with Full HD + resolution, a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz. Gorilla Glass protects it from above, in the center there is a recess for the front camera with a modest 5 megapixels. The main camera has a resolution of 50 megapixels, there are also additional modules – a macro and a depth sensor, 2 megapixels each.

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The main feature of the device was the new Helio G99 processor – it is the first in the series to be made using the 6-nm process technology. True, it is supplemented by a maximum of 6 GB of LPDDR4X memory. The drive is also quite slow: UFS 2.2. The maximum storage capacity is 128 GB, but you can add more space with microSD cards.

A smartphone weighing 201 grams fit a 5,000 mAh battery. It supports 18W fast charging.

Illustration: Poco

Its back panel is plastic, with a leather-like texture. Three colors are available: yellow, green and black. Prices are already known:

  • 4 / 64 GB – 189 euros (≈11,400 rubles);
  • 4 / 128 GB – 209 euros (≈12,600 rubles);
  • 6 / 128 GB – 229 euros (≈13,800 rubles).

The smartphone goes on sale tomorrow, September 6th. On the first day, buyers expect special offers and a reduced price: on AliExpress, it will be sold at a price of 10,210 rubles. Store coupons will also help save money, and the first buyers will also receive gifts, including wireless headphones.


Poco M5s

As already mentioned, this is a renamed Redmi Note 10S, so of the two new products, this smartphone is the least interesting. The Poco variant of the differences only has a more recent default firmware, but everything else is the same – including colors.

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So, the smartphone retained a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a frequency of 60 Hz, a Helio G95 processor and up to 8/128 GB of memory. The 64MP main camera is complemented by an 8MP wide-angle camera, plus a 2MP macro and depth sensor. The selfie camera has a resolution of 13 MP.

The 5,000 mAh battery supports 33 W fast wired charging, there is no wireless. The smartphone has an NFC module for contactless payment, a fingerprint scanner is built into the power button. The case has passed IP53 dust and moisture protection certification.

Illustration: Poco

Poco M5s will go on sale in white, blue and gray shades, prices in Europe are as follows:

  • 4 / 64 GB – 209 euros (≈12,600 rubles);
  • 4 / 128 GB – 229 euros (≈13,800 rubles);
  • 6 / 128 GB – 249 euros (≈15,000 rubles).

This novelty also goes on sale on September 6, on AliExpress it can be ordered at a price of 11,581 rubles.


In both cases, the seller is the official Poco store.