The POCO X5 Pro has been the talk of the town in recent weeks. The phone will launch alongside the POCO X5 and appears to be an incremental upgrade from the POCO X4 Pro. In addition to the POCO X5 series, there is another highly anticipated lineup: the POCO F5 series. Apparently the new smartphones are not too far from a release. The POCO F5 Pro has just received its FCC certification, indicating a global release very soon.
The POCO F5 Pro release is getting closer and closer
The new smartphone received FCC approval with model number 23013PC75G. FCC is not the most revealing certification, but thanks to a previous IMEI certification, it was possible to identify this model number as the one associated with the POCO F5 Pro. For those who don’t know, this phone marks a comeback for the POCO F Pro series. The last POCO F Pro was launched in 2020 in the form of the POCO F2 Pro. The device received a mixed reception. It wasn’t a bad phone, but it was the first F-series phone since the launch of the Pocophone F1, and users were expecting more than just a rebranded Redmi K-series phone.
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In 2021 and 2022 we had the POCO F3 and POCO F4 respectively. Since POCO is mostly a rebranding brand these days, these phones were based on Redmi K40 and K50 series phones. As a result, we can already expect the POCO F5 Pro to be based on a Redmi K60 series phone. This year, Redmi launched three Redmi K60 series phones: Redmi K60E, K60 and K60 Pro. The Vanilla brings the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, while the K60 Pro has the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. We can see the two devices reaching the global markets as POCO F5 and POCO F5 Pro. However, some rumors point to the POCO F5 Pro as a rebranded Redmi K60.
So far there are few details about the POCO F5 Pro, but we already know that it will run MIUI 14 with Android 13. Furthermore, the smartphone will come with Wi-Fi 6 support, NFC and Bluetooth 5. x. The leaks also confirm smartphone variants with 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB. We’ll have to wait for more details, but we expect the POCO F5 series to launch before the end of Q1 2023. The upcoming POCO X5 series will debut very soon and the new mid-range smartphones will likely be followed by the POCO F5 series.