Even though M4 5G has just been launched in Malaysia recently, looks like POCO still has plenty of devices to roll out into our market. Immediately after their global launch last night, the company which was spun off from Xiaomi a few years ago revealed the availability details for the new POCO M5s and M5.
Let’s kick off with the M5s and right off the bat, smartphone enthusiasts out there may feel a little bit of dejavu seeing this phone. This is because the M5s is generally a rebadged Redmi Note 10S, a model that was released in Malaysia more than a year ago.
Hence, the M5s features similar specs including MediaTek Helio G95, 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, and 5000mAh battery with support for fast chargers with a power rating of up to 33W. POCO even continues to carry the same photography hardware for M5s such as the 64MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP macro camera, and 2MP depth sensor as well as 13MP selfie camera.
The only difference is that the M5s RAM options are 4GB and 6GB while the older Redmi Note 10S were from 6GB to 8GB. Their internal storage options are still identical though at 64GB and 128GB.
Moving on to the M5, it is running on MediaTek Helio G99 and also features a larger 6.58-inch Full HD+ display. Instead of AMOLED, this phone has an IPS display but at the same time, offers variable refresh capability ranging from 30Hz to 90Hz.
On the camera side of things, the M5 offers a 50MP main camera which is accompanied by a 2MP macro camera and another 2MP depth camera. There is also a 5MP selfie camera that is housed inside the tear-drop notch of the phone’s screen.
The M5 also features a 5000mAh battery but its fast charging capability is limited to 18W. Interesting enough, POCO has provided the phone with a 22.5W charger though.
Available from the POCO official stores on Lazada and Shopee, the POCO M5s with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage will be available for RM 699 while the variant with 6GB/128GB configuration goes for RM899. As part of its roll-out promo though, POCO is offering M5s for RM659 and RM849, respectively from 7 to 14 September.
On the other hand, the M5 with a 4GB/64GB setup is priced at RM649 and those who prefer the higher-spec option can obtain the 6GB/128GB configuration for RM799. From 7 to 14 September, POCO will be offering them at RM599 and RM699, respectively.