Xiaomi POCO F5 series prototype confirmed as new Redmi K60 series re-brand
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has published a hands-on photo of 23049PCD8G, a forthcoming Xiaomi smartphone that the regulatory body listed last month. To recap, the 23049PCD8G was believed to be the POCO F5, which is likely a re-branded Redmi Note 12 Turbo. For reference, Xiaomi launched the latter last month in China as the first smartphone with the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2.
However, there has been evidence that the POCO X5 GT may serve as the global version of the Redmi Note 12 Turbo. Regardless, the FCC's image reveals that 23049PCD8G shares the same design as the Redmi K60 series, which includes the Redmi K60, Redmi K60E and the Redmi K60 Pro. While the camera arrangement of 23049PCD8G rules out the possibility of its being the Redmi K60E, the Redmi K60 and Redmi K60 Pro look identical from the back.
Thus, the picture alone does not confirm whether 23049PCD8G is a re-branded Redmi K60 or Redmi K60 Pro. Either way, the 23049PCD8G will feature a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, 1,400 nits peak brightness and a 3,200 x 1,440-pixel native resolution. Based on earlier leaks, the 23049PCD8G will arrive as the POCO F5 Pro, the Redmi K60's global counterpart, with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, a 64 MP primary camera and a 5,500 mAh battery that supports 67 W fast charging. Currently, Xiaomi is expected to release the POCO F5 series later this month.