Xiaomi’s sub-brand has released a new midrange phone, the POCO M6 Pro, and if it looks familiar, that’s because it’s essentially a rebranded Redmi 12 5G that was launched in India a few days earlier — only with a slightly different design to set it apart.

The POCO M6 Pro is powered by the 5G-equipped Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 processor, which you can pair with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage.


It has a similar layout on the back as the Redmi 12, but now with POCO’s signature black stripe across the camera area, which by the way consists of a 50-megapixel main shooter and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. An 8-megapixel selfie camera is on a punch-hole at the front.

There’s a really large 6.79-inch FHD+ LCD display on the front with a 90Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling. It is protected by an unknown Corning Gorilla Glass version.


As a standard, it has a 5,000mAh battery and ships with a 22.5W charger, albeit the device only supports 18W.

Like most Xiaomi phones, it ships with an IR blaster. Sofware is handled by an Android 13-based MIUI 14.


The POCO M6 Pro has a price of INR10,999 (~Php7,400) and INR12,999 (~Php8,800) for the 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB, respectively. They will be initially available in India, while release details in the Philippines are yet to be known.

POCO M6 Pro Specs

  • Android 13, MIUI 14
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.79-ich FHD+ IPS display, 2460 x 1080 pixel resolution, 396ppi
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 octa-core processor
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Adreno 613 GPU
  • 64GB/128GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 50-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • Single loudspeaker
  • IP53 dust and splash resistant
  • Headphone jack
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • IR blaster
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 168.6 x 76.3 x 8.2mm
  • Weight: 199g
  • Colors: Forrest Green, Power Black
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 18W charging support, 22.5W adapter included

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