The Poco F series has always stood out among the brand’s other smartphones by offering outstanding value for money. We now have definitive confirmation that the Poco F5, the next gadget in this family, is on its way.
According to the Snapdragon India Twitter account, the Poco F5 will be equipped with the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 chipset. While no official release date has been announced, the addition of this strong processor hints that the Poco F5 will offer a major processing power improvement over its predecessor, the Poco F4.
We recently evaluated a Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 reference handset and discovered that its CPU performance was comparable to some Snapdragon 8 Generation 1 phones. However, its traditional GPU benchmarks trailed those of last year’s leading Snapdragon devices. Nonetheless, in stress tests, the gadget outperformed some of these phones. It’s worth mentioning that these tests were performed on a reference device, so we’re curious how the results will translate to a commercial phone. Those seeking a low-cost handset with high processing power should keep an eye out for the Poco F5.
While there is no official word on the Poco F5’s additional specifications, rumors say that it could be a rebranded China-only Redmi Note 12 Turbo. In that case, users can anticipate a 6.67-inch 120Hz OLED screen, a 5,000mAh battery with 67W wired charging, and a 64MP+8MP+2MP camera system.
Last year, the Poco F4 was priced at €400 ($442) in Europe and Rs 28,000 ($342) in India. We anticipate that the Poco F5 will be priced similarly. Overall, with its fast processor and rumored specifications, the Poco F5 appears to be a solid pick for anyone looking for a low-cost gadget with excellent processing capability.