After fixing the top-of-the-line line-up in 2022, it's time for POCO to thicken the mid-range with a new smartphone, that is M5s. The new device finds the technical specifications of a smartphone arrived under the aegis of Redmi, but what with POCO it could find new life, especially if the price is tempting. But what are the differences compared to the equally new one POCO M5?
POCO Official M5s: what changes from POCO M5
Design and display
The new POCO M5s, without too many frills, is a rebrand of Redmi Notes 10S, Smartphone arrived in 2021, which follows the style with the camera bumper on the left and the main sensor in plain sight. What changes is that the POCO is placed on the bumper itself, slightly widening it. Available in Black, Blue and White colors, it is smaller and lighter than M5: it measures 160,5 x 74,5 x 8,29 mm for 179 grams, and therefore the screen is also different. Besides being AMOLED instead of LCD, it is a 6,43 "Full HD + (2.400 x 1.080 pixels) with brightness up to 1.100 nits and Gorilla Glass protection; the refresh rate, however, drops from 90 to 60 Hz.
Technical specifications and camera
As well as the Redmi smartphone, POCO M5s leaves the chipset unchanged Helio G95 by MediaTek, a 12nm SoC with octa-core CPU (2 x 2,05 GHz A76 + 6 x 2,0 GHz A55), Mali-G76 MC4 GPU, 4 GB of RAM LPDDR4X e 64 / 128 GB UFS 2.2 memory. expandable via microSD. The smartphone is powered by a battery 5.000 mAh with fast charging rising to 33W compared to the M18's 5W. Connectivity includes Dual Band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS / BeiDou / Galileo / QZSS, NFC, USB Type-C, IR sensor, mini-jack input and also the integration of stereo speaker.
Change the camera from the M5, with a quadruple configuration from 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP f/1.8-2.2-2.4-2.4 where the main difference is the ultra-wide angle sensor at 118 ° (together with macro and depth sensor); also improves the selfie camera, which goes from 5 to 13 MP f/2.4. We conclude with the software, which is the MIUI 13 based on Android 12.
POCO M5s - Price and availability
POCO M5s is made official in Italy from today, at the price of €209,90 for the 4/64 GB version, going up to €229,90 for the 4/128 GB one; Xiaomi offers a discount of € 20 for those who purchase it by 12:59 on September 17, dropping to € 189,90 and € 209,90.⭐️ Discover the new Weekly Flyer of GizChina with always different exclusive offers and coupons.