POCO, Xiaomi budget smartphone brand, has always been known for delivering top-notch quality at an affordable price. The POCO F4 GT, their latest device, was a prime example of this, and now fans of the brand have something to look forward to with the upcoming POCO F5.

The Predecessor: POCO F4

The POCO F5 is the successor to the POCO F4, which received high praise for its excellent value for money. The phone was equipped with impressive specifications that were previously unheard of at its price range.

Details on the POCO F5

According to Gizmochina, the POCO F5 has been certified by the FCC, and some details about the phone have been revealed. The phone’s model number is 23049PCD8G, and it has already been approved for a global release. Additionally, the phone is 5G-compatible and comes in three variants, including 8GB RAM with 128GB or 256GB of storage and 12GB RAM with 256GB of storage.

The POCO F5 will run Android 13 with MIUI 14 on top of it, and it also has dual-SIM support, NFC, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth, and an infrared sensor.

Chinese Market Variant: Redmi 12 Turbo or Note 12T?

The Chinese variant of the POCO F5, with model number 23049RAD8C, has also been certified in the country. However, it is expected to be marketed under a different name, such as Redmi 12 Turbo or Note 12T.

This version of the phone is expected to have a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 1 chipset, up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage, MIUI 14 with Android 13, and a 5,000mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging. Although the camera specifications have not been officially announced, rumors suggest that it may feature three sensors of 50, 8, and 2 megapixels.

Pricing Details Awaited

Currently, there is no official information about the pricing of the POCO F5. However, it is expected to follow the footsteps of its predecessor and offer a budget-friendly price tag. As of now, there is no news about the release date, but with FCC certification already in place, the phone’s release is imminent.


The POCO F5 is shaping up to be a promising budget-friendly smartphone that offers impressive specifications. Xiaomi has always been a leader in delivering affordable smartphones with impressive features, and the POCO F5 seems to be no different. With more details expected to be revealed soon, smartphone enthusiasts and budget-conscious consumers alike have something to look forward to.