POCO launched its latest M series smartphone, the POCO M5 in India last week. The new budget phone from POCO is the successor to the POCO M4 from last year and this is a 4G-only device. The device is powered by MediaTek’s new Helio G99 SoC. This is the second device in India after the Infinix Note 12 Pro in India to feature the new SoC from MediaTek.
The POCO M5 will go on sale for the first time in India today. The device will be available via Flipkart starting today at noon. Since this is the first sale and the phone is going on sale ahead of the Big Billion Days sale, buyers can get some special discounts with card offers. Let’s take a look at the details.
POCO M5 First Sale Details and Launch Offers
The POCO M5 will go on sale at 1 noon via Flipkart today. The device will be available in three colour options 一 POCO Yellow, Power Black and Icy Blue.
Also read: POCO M5 Review
POCO M5 Price in India
- Rs 1,500 instant discount from ICICI and Axis bank cards
- 8% off on Flipkart Axis Bank Co-Brand Card, up to Rs 1,500
- 10% off on Axis Bank Debit Card and Debit Card EMI Trxns, up to Rs 1,000
- 10% off on ICICI Bank Debit Cards up to Rs 1,000
- Free Disney+Hotstar Mobile pack
- No-cost EMI options
POCO M5 Specifications and Features
In terms of visuals, the POCO M5 sports a 6.58-inch IPS LCD screenwith with a Full HD+ resolution and 90Hz screen refresh rate. It comes Widevine L1 support as well. The phone is powered by MediaTek Helio G99 SoC. This is paired with Arm Mali G57 GPU. The POCO M5 offers up to 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage.
In the camera department, the POCO M5 comes with a triple rear camera setup led by a 50MP main camera, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. There is an 8MP selfie camera on the front.
Further, the device draws power from a 5,000mAh battery unit and supports 18W fast charging. As for the software, the POCO phone runs on MIUI 13 based on Android 12 out of the box. Other features include a 3.5mm headphone jack, Game Turbo 5.0, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, dual-band Wi-Fi, 8.9mm thick, an IR blaster, and Bluetooth 5.3.
POCO M5: Top Alternatives
The POCO M5 will take on the likes of Redmi Note 11 SE, Realme C35, and Moto G42 in India. In case you are looking for an alternative to the POCO M5, these are the phones to consider. You can check out our detailed comparison below.
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