The new Poco M5 & M5s offer mid-range hardware at an affordable price

The new Poco M5 & M5s offer mid-range hardware at an affordable price

After bringing the Poco X4 GT and Poco F4 to the market this June, Poco has now launched two budget-friendly M series devices. The new Poco M5 packs a MediaTek Helio G99 SoC, a 90Hz display, a 5,000mAh battery, and a triple camera setup, while the Poco M5s features the Helio G95 chip, an AMOLED display, a 5,000mAh battery, and a quad-camera system.

Both models in the new Poco M5 series come in three RAM/storage configurations — 4GB + 64GB, 4GB + 128GB, and 6GB + 128GB — with a microSD card slot for further expansion. Check out the table below for the complete specifications.

Poco M5 & Poco M5s: Specifications

Specification Poco M5 Poco M5s
Dimensions & Weight
  • 163.99 x 76.09 x 8.9mm
  • 201g
  • 160.46 x 74.5 x 8.29mm
  • 178.8g
Display
  • 6.58-inch FHD+ DotDrop display
  • 2408 x 108p resolution
  • 20:9 aspect ratio
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • 240Hz touch sampling rate
  • 500nits brightness
  • Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • 6.43-inch AMOLED DotDisplay
  • 2400 x 1080p resolution
  • 20:9 aspect ratio
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • 1100nits peak brightness
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
SoC MediaTek Helio G99 MediaTek Helio G95
RAM & Storage
  • 4GB LPDDR4X RAM + 64GB UFS 2.2 storage
  • 4GB + 128GB
  • 6GB + 128GB
  • Storage expandable up to 1TB
  • 4GB LPDDR4X RAM + 64GB UFS 2.2 storage
  • 4GB + 128GB
  • 6GB + 128GB
  • Storage expandable up to 1TB
Battery & Charging
  • 5,000mAh
  • 18W wired charging support
  • 22.5W charging brick included
  • 5,000mAh
  • 33W wired fast charging support
Security Side-mounted fingerprint scanner Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: 50MP f/1.8, PDAF
  • Macro: 2MP f/2.4
  • Depth: 2MP f/2.4
  • Primary: 64MP f/1.8, PDAF
  • Ultra-wide: 8MP f/2.2, 118-degree FoV
  • Macro: 2MP f/2.4
  • Depth: 2MP f/2.4
Front Camera(s) 5MP f/2.2 13MP f/2.4
Port(s)
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
Audio Single bottom-firing speaker Dual speakers
Connectivity
  • 4G LTE (Dual SIM, dual standby)
  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • 4G LTE (Dual SIM, dual standby)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Software MIUI for Poco MIUI for Poco
Other Features
  • IR blaster
  • IR blaster
  • Z-axis linear vibration motor
  • IP53 dust and water resistance
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Poco M5s

The Poco M5s is the higher-end model in the new lineup, featuring a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a peak brightness of 1100nits and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It packs a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 118-degree FoV, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. Over on the front, it has a single 13MP selfie shooter housed within a hole-punch cutout.

Poco M5s colors and design grid.

The device also offers 33W wired fast charging support, a z-axis linear vibration motor, a 3.5mm headphone jack, an IR blaster, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. For connectivity, it features a USB Type-C port, 4G LTE support, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band Wi-Fi.

Poco M5s colors and design grid.

The device runs a customized version of MIUI for Poco out of the box, and it comes in three colorways — Gray, White, and Blue. If you’re in the market for a new budget-friendly Android phone, the Poco M5s can be yours for a starting price of €209 (~$207). The higher-spec variants will go for €229 (~$227) and €249 (~$247). The Poco M5 will go on sale in Europe through various channels starting September 6.

Poco M5

The Poco M5 features a 6.58-inch FHD+ LCD panel with a waterdrop-style notch, 500nits typical brightness, a 90Hz refresh rate, and Gorilla Glass protection. It packs a 50MP primary camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor on the back, along with a 5MP selfie shooter over on the front.

Poco M5 specs grid.

Although the Poco M5 also packs a 5,000mAh battery, it only comes with 18W wired fast charging support. Other noteworthy features include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an IR blaster. For connectivity, the device features a USB Type-C port, 4G LTE support, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band Wi-Fi.

Poco M5 color variants

The device runs a customized version of MIUI for Poco out of the box, and it comes in three colorways — Black, Green, and Yellow. It will be available for a starting price of €189 (~$187), going up to €209 (~$207) and €229 (~$227) for the higher-spec variants. The Poco M5s will go on sale in Europe through various channels starting September 6.

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

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