Leaked Xiaomi POCO X5 and POCO X5 Pro official renders confirm designs and several details ahead of February 6 release
Marketing images of the POCO X5 and POCO X5 Pro have leaked online, courtesy of @_snoopytech_. While the leaker has not shared any specifications to accompany these renders, there are a few differences between the devices that can be discerned from the renders that have leaked so far. Overall, the POCO X5 and POCO X5 Pro share an obvious lineage, such as their rear camera housings and triple-lens set-up.
On the one hand, the POCO X5 has a 48 MP primary camera, which is likely joined by an ultra-wide-angle lens and an auxiliary telephoto or macro camera. The POCO X5 also has a flat frame and a curved back panel with a gradient finish in either turquoise or grey colourways. Potentially, Xiaomi could have other colour options planned; for example, Xiaomi sold the POCO X4 GT in three colours. The leaked renders confirm that the POCO X5 has a centred punch hole for a single front-facing camera too, as well as a 5G chipset and a comparatively thick bottom display bezel.
POCO X5 5G
On the other hand, the POCO X5 Pro's bezels are more uniform, although its bottom bezel is also thicker than its other three. The device matches its non-Pro sibling with a single front-facing camera and triple rear-facing camera offering. However, Xiaomi has used a 108 MP primary sensor, mirroring the global version of the POCO X4 Pro. Seemingly, Xiaomi will offer a 108 MP sensor in India this time around too. The POCO X5 Pro will arrive in at least three colourways, including the company's signature 'POCO Yellow'.
The POCO X5 Pro appears to lack a 3.5 mm jack though, which the POCO X5 features. Ultimately, these new renders reinforce the idea that the POCO X5 Pro is a re-branded Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition, a Chinese-only handset that launched in December 2022 with a 120 Hz OLED display and a Snapdragon 778G chipset. The POCO X5 Pro is expected to launch on February 6 in India; it remains to be seen whether the POCO X5 will join it at next week's launch event. POCO Germany has now confirmed that both smartphones will debut in Europe on the same day though, so Xiaomi may be planning a simultaneous global release for both devices.