POCO X5 5G India launch imminent as phone receives BIS certification

Highlights
  • The upcoming POCO X5 5G has been spotted on the BIS, FCC websites.
  • The POCO X5 5G will likely launch in India later this year.
  • As per the listing, the smartphone may feature a rectangular design.

POCO X5 5G India launch seems to be around the corner, according to a BIS listing. After unveiling several affordable smartphones in different markets across the globe, the Chinese smartphone maker POCO is gearing up to launch the POCO X5 5G in India as the device has bagged Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification. The device has also been spotted on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website, which suggests it will arrive in the US as well.

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POCO X5 5G launch in India

According to MySmartPrice, the official POCO X5 launch date in India is unknown, but most likely, the smartphone will be launched in the country later this year. The India head of the brand Himanshu Tandon recently hinted on the microblogging platform Twitter that they “have something better planned”.

With model number 22101320I, the Indian variant of the upcoming POCO X5 5G smartphone has been spotted on the BIS website and the IMEI database. In China, the smartphone may launch as a Redmi device with the model number 22101320C.

Meanwhile, tipster Sharma shared a tweet that indicated identical information.

POCO X5 5G specifications (expected)

As per the FCC listing, the upcoming POCO X5 5G will sport a rectangular camera module design. It is likely to house a 4,900mAh battery, but the company may promote it as a 5000mAh battery. The smartphone will come with dual-band Wi-Fi support and will support the n5, n7, n38, n41, n77, and n78 5G bands. The POCO X5 5G will run MIUI 14 out of the box, implying that the phone could launch with Android 13 out of the box.

Meanwhile, other previous leaks about the smartphone indicate that the POCO X5 5G will feature an IPS LCD with 120Hz refresh rate support and will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ SoC.

Key Specs

POCO X5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 | 6 GBProcessor
6.67 inches (16.94 cm) Display
48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MPRear camera
13 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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POCO X5 Price
Rs. 13,990
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Review Summary

Expert Rating
7.0/10

Design
★  
8.0
/10
Display
★  
8.0
/10
Software
★  
7.0
/10
Camera
★  
7.0
/10
Performance
★  
7.0
/10
Battery
★  
8.0
/10

Pros

  • Lightweight and thin
  • Lovely screen
  • Capable selfie camera
  • Decent battery life

Cons

  • No stereo speakers
  • Underwhelming primary camera
  • Chipset could have been better
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