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POCO X5 and X5 Pro unveiled in the Philippines

Xiaomi sub-brand POCO continues to expand its mid-range portfolio as it unveils two new phones today — the POCO X5 and X5 Pro. Both phones feature AMOLED displays, triple-camera setups, and big batteries, which both sell at an aggressive price.


For starters, the POCO X5 5G boasts an enormous 6.67-inch Full HD+ screen in an AMOLED panel. It has a 120Hz refresh rate and comes equipped with a Gorilla Glass 3 for further protection. It uses a 13MP shooter on the front while a 48MP main sensor on the back, accompanied by two other sensors: 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro.

The POCO X5 5G in Green. (Image: POCO)

The POCO X5 5G has a Snapdragon 695 chipset, paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage. Aside from that, the phone packs a big 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging tech. Other features include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, NFC, and more.

POCO X5 Pro 5G

While the Pro model may seem superior as it might be, it actually retains the same display size as the non-Pro variant, including the refresh rate. But it uses better Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and a much better camera setup: a 108MP primary sensor alongside 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro camera units. While on the front is a 16MP selfie snapper.

The POCO X5 Pro 5G in Black. (Image: POCO)

Despite being nearly identical to its sibling, the POCO X5 Pro model offers a boost in performance as it uses a Snapdragon 778G processor. It also opts in for the usual 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB configuration. The rest of the specs include a 5,000mAh battery, 67W charging, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, X-axis linear motor, and dual stereo speakers.

Pricing & Availability

The POCO X5 and X5 Pro come in three colors, ranging from Black to Blue, with a model-exclusive Green color for the former and Yellow for the latter. The two phones will go on sale starting February 7. The pricing is as follows:


  • 6GB + 128GB for PHP 14,999 (PHP 12,499 early-bird + FREE Smartwatch worth PHP 1,599)
  • 8GB + 256GB for PHP 15,999 (PHP 13,499 early-bird + FREE Smartwatch worth PHP 1,599)

POCO X5 Pro 5G

  • 6GB + 128GB for PHP 16,999 (PHP 15,569 early-bird + FREE Smartwatch worth PHP 1,599)
  • 8GB + 256GB for PHP 18,999 (PHP 17,659 early-bird + FREE Smartwatch worth PHP 1,599)