Poco X5 Pro leaks with Snapdragon 778G, vanilla X5 with Snapdragon 695 follows
A week ago, the upcoming Poco X5 was spotted in the hands of a cricket star, but did you know that a Pro version is also on the way? It was also news to us, but a European retailer is already listing the device as “coming soon” and has released an almost complete spec sheet.
That Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro has a 6.67” AMOLED screen with 1,080 x 2,400 px resolution (20:9), according to the retailer. The refresh rate is unfortunately not mentioned, but it should be 120Hz like the Poco X4 Pro.
Anyway, the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 778G, a solid all-round upgrade over the 695 found inside the X4 Pro. The retailer lists two memory configurations – 6/128GB and 8/256GB – both of which have a microSD card slot. The phone apparently runs Android 12 with MIUI 14 for Poco.
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro (possibly a recycled X4 Pro image)
The main camera has a large 108 MP 1/1.52” image sensor (0.7 µm pixels) with an f/1.9 aperture like last year’s model. However, thanks to the upgraded chipset, 4K video recording is now possible (at 30fps, but still). The other cameras on the back are an 8MP ultra wide (118°) and a 2MP macro. On the front, a 16 MP selfie camera.
The power system is the same as before with a large 5,000mAh battery and 67W wired charging. For protection, there’s Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and an IP68 rating – that last part doesn’t sound like Poco’s MO, so it could be a mistake on the spec sheet (the X4 Pro is only IP53 rated).
There is no word on the price yet. At launch, the X4 Pro was €300 for a 6/128GB model (slightly less with early pricing) and €350 for the 8/256GB. Overall, the Poco X5 Pro doesn’t seem to change much, but that Snapdragon 778G will have a big impact on performance. As for colors, you have three choices: Blue, Black and of course Poco Yellow.
The dealer also provides details for Xiaomi Poco X5. This one sticks to the Snapdragon 695 (as seen in Geekbench) and has a 6.67″ AMOLED display (1,080 x 2,400 px) with 120Hz refresh rate, which leads us to believe that the Pro also has a 120Hz display. The base X5 only has an IP54 rating, which sounds more credible.
This vanilla model is similar to the Pro, albeit with some downgrades, starting with the 48MP main camera, which is still joined by an 8MP ultra-wide (118°) and 2MP macro (not counting 4K though). The selfie camera is down to 13 MP.
Poco X5 (possibly recycled images)
Another change is to the battery – the capacity remains at 5,000 mAh, the charging speed drops to 33W.
Like its sibling, the Poco X5 is listed with 6/128GB and 8/256GB configurations (expandable with a microSD). There is no price information and no Poco X4 to use as a guide. The X5 offers three color choices: Green, Blue and Black.
Note: Poco X5 Pro image looks identical to X4 Pro. Maybe Xiaomi didn’t change the design, maybe the retailer recycled an old image. The specifications seem very close to the Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed.
As for the vanilla X5, the picture is remarkably similar to the Redmi K50i, even though the specs don’t have much in common (plus the listed colors don’t match the pictures). The specs are much closer to the Redmi Note 12, except for the chipset.