Earlier this week, Xiaomi introduced the affordable flagship-level Redmi K60 series in China. Soon, these phones will be hitting the global markets with a name change. At first, we heard the Poco F5 will be a rebranded version of the Redmi K60, but it seems Poco is looking to change the naming pattern for this device for some reason.
The prolific Xiaomi tipster/MIUI Polska writer Kacper Skrzypek revealed in a series of tweets that the Redmi K60 will be called the Poco F5 Pro when it comes to global markets, especially in the likes of Europe and India. To recall, the Poco X4 was launched a rebranded version of the Xiaomi K40S, and Poco X4 Pro 5G was introduced a rebranded version of the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G with minimal changes for the global markets.
Skrzypek said “moonstone” is the code name of the Poco X5 5G, which has the same ROM as the Redmi Note 12. However, the device will be powered by Snapdragon 695 SoC, instead of Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC. Based on the Redmi K60 specs, the Poco F5 Pro os expected to ship with MIUI 13 based Android 13 OS, drawing its power from a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1/Snapdragon 695 SoC, featuring a 6.67″ QHD+ OLED screen, and a 5,500mAh battery with 67W wired charging.
There could be a 64MP+8MP+2MP camera system on the back, and 16MP shooter on the front side of the device. The Redmi K60 goes on sale starting at 2,499 yuan (~$359) for the Chinese markets.
Somebody could be confused, so let me make it clear:#RedmiK60 = #POCOF5Pro#RedmiNote12Speed = #POCOX5Pro5G#RedmiNote12 in China = #RedmiNote12 and #POCOX55G (POCO with 695)— Kacper Skrzypek 🇵🇱 (@kacskrz) December 28, 2022
Where is #POCOF5? Who knows…
He also revealed that the Redmi Note 12 Speed (running on a Snapdragon 778G chipset) will be launched as Poco X5 Pro 5G. As far as the Poco F5 is concerned, there are no details about it, as the leaker himself is unsure about its identity and specifications. We may not see Poco X5’s existence in the smartphone world for next year.