POCO Brings Back The King – The POCO F5 5G – With The India Debut Of Snapdragon® 7+ Gen 2

Empowering consumers with power-packed smartphones, POCO F5 5G is the newest addition to its flagship F-series portfolio which was launched in 2018. Designed to carry forward the legacy of the F-series, POCO F5 5G also marks the India debut of Snapdragon® 7+ Gen 2; the most powerful Snapdragon 7-series ever.

POCO’s popular F-series has been acclaimed in the industry for offering innovation that truly matters and delivering devices that are perfect for every tech enthusiast by bringing upgrades in departments such as performance, multimedia experience, and photography. Aimed at trendsetters who are purely looking for performance-driven handsets, particularly the ones meant for gaming and videography, the new addition to the brand’s F-series offers excellent value for money.

Speaking on the launch announcement, Himanshu Tandon, Country Head, POCO India said, “POCO has remained consistent with its approach to evolve and innovate to cater to the dynamic needs of its valuable customers. We are thrilled to introduce our latest smartphone, the POCO F5, to the market. This device is packed with innovative features that are sure to exceed our customers’ expectations. Powered by the latest Snapdragon® 7+ Gen 2, POCO F5 will be the segment’s best performance-centric smartphone with the segment’s first display capabilities. We can’t wait for our customers to get their hands on this incredible device and experience the future of smartphone technology for themselves.”

“We are delighted to collaborate with POCO for the latest POCO F5 5G. Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 will deliver exceptional performance coupled with the ultimate mobile gaming experience and staggering photography capabilities to consumers. It also offers high-speed 5G and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity featuring Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900 to deliver blazing fast, extremely responsive Wi-Fi. We look forward to continuing our successful association and driving enhanced mobile experiences for consumers with POCO India.” added Sachin Kalantri, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Qualcomm India.

Sustained Peak Performance

The POCO F5 5G debuts the Snapdragon® 7+ Gen 2 in India, which is the most powerful processor in the Snapdragon 7 series to date. With a similar architecture to the Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1, the Snapdragon® 7+ Gen 2 provides over 50% increased CPU performance and 13% improved power efficiency compared to its predecessor, the Snapdragon® 7 Gen 1. The POCO F5 5G showcases a remarkable 969,903 AnTuTu score and offers up to 19GB of RAM (12GB LPDDR5 + 7GB Virtual) and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

The device boasts a Hyperboost gaming feature which is a series of complex software and hardware optimizations to deliver a top-notch gaming experience using FEAS 2.2 (Frame Energy Aware Scheduler), Dedicated 5 GHz Wifi Antenna, and 10x Super Resolution Touch.

Additionally, POCO F5 5G equips a 3725mm² Vapor Chamber coupled with 14 Layers of Graphite sheets. The VC comes with diversion grooves which improves the heat dissipation capacity. Complementing the strong hardware is the clean and fluid software. POCO F5 5G runs on Android 13 with the latest MIUI 14 Out of the box with an added 1+1 year warranty and an MIUI Dialer. It is a testament to POCO’s commitment to delivering exceptional performance and durability in its devices.

Flagship Display

The POCO F5 5G stands out with a 12-Bit Display with 68.7 billion colors, a feature previously unseen in this segment. This cutting-edge display technology ensures smooth and seamless color transitions without any color gaps, providing an exceptional visual experience to users. The smartphone is equipped with a 6.67″ Xfinity Pro AMOLED Display and an adjustable 120Hz refresh rate that enhances the quality of the displayed content.

POCO F5 5G supports Dolby Vision®, HDR10+, and Adaptive HDR, adding more depth and realism to the displayed images and videos. It features 1920Hz PWM Dimming for comfortable binge-watching your favorite content anytime, anywhere. The device also comes with the thinnest chin bezels ever seen on a POCO smartphone and just 2.22mm chin bezels. Moreover, the smartphone boasts a 93.5% Screen-to-Body Ratio.

AI-Powered Photography

POCO F5 5G comes equipped with a triple camera setup featuring a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro camera. The smartphone boasts exceptional AI computational capabilities and 4K recording, facilitating seamless content creation. The Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) feature helps capture stable, blur-free images, especially during low-light and night scenarios. Additionally, the smartphone’s 2x Lossless In-sensor Zoom feature aids in capturing clear and detailed clicks. The Film Camera feature offers seven film camera modes, allowing users to personalize their photos and provide an extra edge. Completing the camera setup is the 16MP selfie camera producing exceptional results by ensuring natural-looking pictures.

Massive Battery & Fast Charging

The POCO F5 5G is equipped with a powerful 5000mAh battery that ensures uninterrupted usage for longer periods. With this high-capacity battery, users can now enjoy extended hours of gaming, streaming, and browsing without worrying about running out of charge. The POCO F5 5G features 67W Turbo Charging technology that allows users to charge their devices at lightning-fast speed. With the combination of a high-capacity battery and fast-charging technology, the POCO F5 5G can charge from 0% to 100% in just 45 minutes, saving users a significant amount of time.

Stellar Audio and Design

The POCO F5 5G features a dual stereo setup along with support for Dolby Atmos, and hi-res audio (wired and wireless) making it a perfect multimedia powerhouse with immersive stereo sound. It also comes with a 3.5mm Headphone Jack.

The POCO F5 5G measures 161.11mm x 74.95mm x 7.98mm and weighs 181g, which makes it a relatively lightweight and compact phone with a sleek design that fits comfortably in your hand. It also features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor that allows you to unlock your phone quickly and securely and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front provides extra durability and protection against scratches and damage. Moreover, the smartphone has an IP53 rating and includes an infrared blaster, which allows you to control your home appliances such as TV, air conditioner, or sound system right from your phone.

Network and Connectivity

The smartphone comes equipped with Dual Sim + Dual 5G Standby functionality, enabling users to use two SIM cards simultaneously. Additionally, the POCO F5 5G also supports 12 different 5G bands so that users can have access to fast and reliable 5G connectivity, regardless of their location. Delivering a holistic smartphone experience, POCO F5 5G caters to all basic yet important requirements of consumers. POCO F5 5G supports Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6/6E.

The smartphone runs on MIUI 14 and Android 13 providing a seamless and intuitive user experience on POCO F5 5G, allowing users to enjoy the latest features and advancements in mobile technology. The new F-series smartphone also offers 2+3 years of Software updates.

Pricing & Availability

POCO F5 5G will be available exclusively on Flipkart starting May 16, 2023, in three colors: Carbon Black, Snowstorm White, and Electric Blue. The smartphone is up for grabs at INR 29,999 for the 8+256GB variant and at INR 33,999 for the 12+256GB variant. As a special sale day offer, customers can get the device at an exciting price of INR 26,999 and INR 30,999 for the 8+256GB and 12+256GB variants, respectively, after an INR 3,000 offer with ICICI Debit and Credit cards or an equivalent product exchange offer.

In addition to this, the POCO loyalty program offers customers to get an additional INR 1,000 off on exchanging a POCO smartphone.

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