Poco F5 and Poco F5 Pro officially debut in UAE

Yordan, 08 May 2023

The Poco F5 series is making it global debut tomorrow, but the company's UAE branch jumped the gun and uploaded the two phones on its website today. The Poco F5 and Poco F5 Pro's specs and images are thus fully revealed, and we are just missing the prices, which will be confirmed tomorrow.

Poco F5 and Poco F5 Pro officially debut in UAE

Poco F5 Pro

The Poco F5 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and three memory combinations. It might look familiar, and that’s because it is essentially the China-only Redmi K60, but with Google Services and slighlty smaller battery.

The screen is 6.67” AMOLED with WQHD+ resolution - that is 3200 x 1440 pixels with 526 ppi, the highest density ever for a Poco smartphone. The panel supports 120Hz refresh rate and 480Hz touch sampling rate. There is a fingerprint scanner underneath and Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top.

Poco F5 and Poco F5 Pro officially debut in UAE

The back has a 64MP main camera with Omnivision OV64B sensor, f/1.8 aperture and 6P lens, an 8MP ultrawide-angle shooter with 120-degree FoV and a 2MP macro camera. The camera setup supports OIS+EIS, a feature not widely available on Poco devices and making the F5 Pro slightly more attractive to camera enthusiasts.

The selfie shooter inside the punch hole has a 16MP sensor, but is limited to 1080p video recording.

Poco F5 and Poco F5 Pro officially debut in UAE

Poco is quite proud of the 5000 sq.mm. LiquidCool VC which is a mix of stainless steel vapor chambers and graphite layers to improve heat conductivity up to 15%, compared with previous Poco F smartphones.

The battery of the Poco F5 Pro is listed as 5,160 mAh, which is lower than the 5,500 mAh cell on the Redmi K60, despite keeping the 67W wired charging and 30W wireless charging. OS is Android 13 with MIUI 14 on top.

Poco F5 and Poco F5 Pro officially debut in UAE

The Poco F5 Pro will be available in the UAE in White or Black with carbon-imitating finish. Storage and RAM options are 8/256 GB, 12/256 GB, and 12/512 GB. We have to wait until tomorrow’s event to see whether other markets will get more colors and memory options.

Poco F5

The vanilla F5 has another Qualcomm chipset, but this time it is the mid-range Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 that has one CPU at 2.9 GHz. Storage is 256GB, while RAM is either 8GB or 12GB.

Poco F5 and Poco F5 Pro officially debut in UAE

The Poco F5 has the same size 6.67” AMOLED panel of 120Hz refresh rate, although the resolution here is 1080p.

The rear camera setup consists of a 64MP unknown main sensor, 8MP ultrawide unit and 2MP macro camera. OIS and EIS are still present, but the fact that sensor isn't confirmed suggests a downgrade compared to the Pro. The selfie camera's specs read 16MP resolutio and f/2.45 aperture.

Poco F5 and Poco F5 Pro officially debut in UAE

The Poco F5 weighs just 181 grams with a 7.9 mm profile. The battery of the Poco F5 is 5,000 mAh and supports 67W charging. Other features include Android 13 with MIUI 14 on top, NFC, IR blaster, NFC and Bluetooth 5.3.

If all these specs look familiar, that is because the hardware is shared with another China-only phone - the Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Turbo.

Poco F5 in Black Poco F5 in Blue Poco F5 in White
Poco F5 in Black, Blue, White

The Emirati website has the phone in three colors - Black, Blue, and the hero color White with “dual-color gradient offset printing” to imitate ice-cold design.

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Reader comments

From gsmarena's review of the axon 40 ultra 'We were led to believe in the past that OIS was typically turned off for video recording so as not to interfere with EIS, but it's hard to know what every phone maker is doing at all times.&...

  • Anonymous
  • 17 May 2023
  • 3IJ

Prices in UAE are higher than other places

  • Anonymous
  • 10 May 2023
  • Hxe

Bro don't try to be expert when u don't know anything about anything what mediocre specs what do u mean by that do know anything about performance of snapdragon 7+ gen 2

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