POCO has introduced a new midrange device, the POCO M5, and the Philippines are one of the first countries to have it.

The POCO M5 boasts a brand new MediaTek Helio G99 octa-core processor. A 5G-less chipset that’s made from a power-efficient 6nm process and is paired with a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. You can get it with up to 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of fast UFS 2.2 storage.


On the front, we have a standard 6.58-inch FHD+ screen that’s protected by an unknown Corning Gorilla Glass version. Of course, it has a 90Hz refresh rate that instantly drops to 30Hz or 60Hz when you’re gaming, watching videos, or just scrolling to conserve battery.

It also has a 240Hz touch sampling rate for improved responsiveness when playing games. Plus, DC Dimming, Sunlight Mode, and Reading Mode for an optimized viewing experience.


Like a lot of devices in its class, the M5 has a 5,000mAh battery that can apparently do 15 hours of gaming. Charging is done via the included 22.5W adapter, albeit the device itself only supports 18W.

On the back, we have a triple camera setup led by a 50-megapixel primary shooter. The second large lens is for the 2-megapixel macro lens, while the small one is for the obligatory depth sensor.


It then has a wide glass that holds the cameras and the POCO logo. It sits on a leather-like back panel that’s available in three interesting colors: Yellow, Green, and Black.

Also onboard are the NFC, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, IR blaster, and Android 12-based MIUI 13 for POCO interface.


The POCO M5 has an SRP of Php9,499 and Php10,499 for the 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB models, respectively. Come September 7, you can get them in Lazada for a discounted price of Php7,399 and Php8,799, respectively.

POCO M5 Specs

  • Android 12, MIUI 13 for POCO
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.58-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2408 x 1080 pixel resolution, 401ppi
  • 90Hz Dynamic Refresh Rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate
  • Corning Gorilla Glass, DC Dimming
  • 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio G99 octa-core processor
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 1TB
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 50-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + 2-megapixel (macro) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Single loudspeaker
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 163.99 x 76.09 x 8.9mm
  • Weight: 201g
  • Colors: Yellow, Green, Black
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 18W charging support, 22.5W adapter included

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