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Poco M5 budget phone with leather-like textured back design, Helio G99 chip launched in India: Check specs, price

Poco M5 was launched in India today, September 5. Poco seems to highlight the phone’s leathery textured back design as one of its standout features. Hardware chops include a fast 90Hz display, MediaTek Helio G99 processor, triple cameras with 50MP main sensor and 18W fast charging. The phone is only suitable for 4G. A 5G model would eventually be expected, judging by the history of these phones. The price of Poco M5 in India starts at Rs 12,499 and will be available from September 13th.


Poco has launched Poco M5 in India at a starting price of Rs 12,499 for a version with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. A model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will cost Rs 14,499. The phone will go on sale at Flipkart starting September 13.


Under the hood, the Poco M4 has a Helio G99 processor. (Photo credit: Saurabh Singh/Financial Express)

Poco M5 has a striking leather-like textured back. It comes in three colors: Poco Yellow, Icy Blue and Power Black. The phone is splash-proof, Poco says.

On the front, you get a 6.58-inch LCD display with 1080p resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate (240Hz touch sampling). There is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Under the hood, the Poco M5 has a Helio G99 processor. This is paired with up to 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. Software is MIUI 13 (for Poco) based on Android 12.

For photography, the phone has a triple camera setup with a 50 MP main (Samsung ISOCELL JN1, f/1.8) and two 2 MP sensors, one for depth and one for macros. For selfies, there is an 8MP front camera.

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Rounding out the package is a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. Poco says it will bundle a 22.5W charger in the box.

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