POCO today introduces two new smartphones to its X-series range. The year of the Rabbit marks five years of the POCO brand, and the newly launched POCO X5 Pro 5G and POCO X5 5G are important milestone devices, packed with the latest features offered by mobile technology. The POCO X5 Pro 5G’s stand-out features include an upgraded camera set-up, faster processing speeds, and an industry-leading Flow AMOLED display. The mid-range offering of the series, the POCO X5 5G, is a well-rounded gaming smartphone with an AMOLED screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered performance, and a 21-hour long-lasting battery, which sets a new benchmark for mid-range phones.
Steven Gong, UK General Manager said:
“Given that the UK is a key region for gaming and esports alike, it’s no surprise that POCO has caught the eye of mobile gamers. We are excited to bring the latest X-series models to the UK and show off the new features. Community is paramount to us at Xiaomi, and it’s feedback from users that have driven the changes and updates we have made in these smartphones, we are excited to see what users do with them.
It’s an especially exciting year for gaming in the UK, with MSI taking place in London in May, alongside a range of new games releases. We have built the POCO brand so that we can tailor the mobile experience to the needs of gamers specifically, and ultimately ensure that they get the most out of their gaming and mobile experience, whether you are gaming, watching, or creating.”
Global Xiaomi spokesperson:
“Designed for content creators to take things to the next level, we believe the POCO X5 Pro 5G is nothing short of the best smartphone in the $300 segment,” said Angus Ng, Head of Product Marketing at POCO Global. “With a superb screen and performance, the POCO X5 5G also delivers amazing value and the best possible user experience for a smartphone under $200.”
POCO X5 Pro 5G: a winning combination of superb visuals and advanced camera capabilities
In a first for POCO X-series smartphones, POCO X5 Pro 5G features a 6.67″ Flow AMOLED screen. This flexible display technology makes the POCO X5 Pro 5G lighter, and at 7.9mm thin, it is the slimmest X-series device ever, making it all the more comfortable to hold when gaming or creating content. Whether making videos, watching movies, scrolling through social media or gaming, the flagship-level 120Hz refresh rate delivers bright, vibrant, ultra-smooth images. Photos and videos come to life with 100% DCI-P3 and 10-bit colour depth. Dolby Vision works alongside these specs to make the viewing experience even better.
The POCO X5 Pro 5G has 1920Hz PWM dimming to protect eyesight when reading and creating in low light should inspiration strike after dark. With the POCO X5 Pro 5G’s powerful and responsive Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset and advanced TSMC 6nm, the device has an AnTuTu score of 545,093.
The Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset’s power efficiency and high performance play into photography too, making the camera processing system even faster than the previous model. All POCO X5 Pro 5G speeds are updated to improve camera performance: for setup (41%), photography (69%), and night mode (38%). Meanwhile, the image signal processor (ISP) achieves two gigapixels per second, and the chipset makes your camera even smarter with AI performance of up to 12 TOPS.
A flagship-level 108MP sensor unlocks professional-level photography, delivering ultra-high resolution imagery and capturing minute detail and colour, even in darkness. POCO X5 Pro 5G also supports 4K video shooting and includes various modes that make vlog creation more accessible for budding mobile esports players and creatives.
POCO X5 Pro 5G supports more than 5.5 hours of 4K shooting with its 5000mAh battery, a major selling point for video creators who are always on the go. Now they can keep streaming or shooting throughout the day without worrying about losing power. And with 67W turbocharging, a seven-minute coffee break is all you need to quickly boost the battery level up to 30% charge.
POCO X5 5G: just the right mix of a fantastic experience
Super light with a slim 6.67-inch AMOLED DotDisplay, and weighing only 189g, POCO X5 5G is light and easy to handle. Gaming fans will especially appreciate the 120Hz refresh rate and 4,500,000:1 contrast ratio that guarantees a smooth, life-like gaming experience, and the DCI-P3 wide colour gamut to bring images to life.
POCO 5X 5G is equipped with a Snapdragon 695 chipset that delivers a smooth user experience. It packs a high level of speed and efficiency and enables faster download speeds. With two variants available, users can select their preferred RAM and ROM options, with 6GB+128GB and bigger 8GB+256GB editions available for users that need even more out of their devices. As multitasking users switch from one app to another, Dynamic RAM Expansion Technology 3.0 supports more apps running in the background.
From gaming and watching movies to scrolling through TikTok, POCO X5 5G’s long-lasting 5000mAh battery has you covered. Users can say goodbye to battery anxiety thanks to the fast-charging technology; if you are watching shows on YouTube videos, the POCO X5 5G battery can last for a whopping 21 hours. And users can charge quickly too, POCO’s 33W fast charger can bring an empty battery back to 100% charge in about 68 minutes, just enough for you to take a break and grab a meal before resuming your game or catching up with the latest online videos. With a fully charged battery, you can enjoy scrolling and interact on social media for up to 12 hours.
POCO X5 Pro 5G will come in Black, Blue, and Yellow. It will also be available with 8GB+256GB.
8GB+256GB: Recommended retail price at £369.
POCO X5 Pro 5G will be available for purchase at an early bird price of £329, respectively from the 6th to the 13th of February.
POCO X5 5G will come in three colours: Green, Blue, and Black. It will also be available in two variants: 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB.
6GB+128GB: Recommended retail price at £279.
8GB+256GB: Recommended retail price at £319.
POCO X5 5G will be available for purchase at an early bird price of £249 for the 6GB+128GB edition and £289 for the 8GB+256GB, respectively from the 6th to the 13th of February via leading e-commerce platforms