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Xiaomi introduces Poco F5 / Redmi K60 series

The stars of the show were the three new phones from the Redmi K60 series, which are likely to launch as the Xiaomi Poco F5 series here.
Xiaomi Poco F5 Pro Redmi K60 Pro

Xiaomi presented various new Redmi devices at a major event in China today. The stars of the show were the three new phones from the Redmi K60 series, which are likely to launch as the Poco F5 series in the US. The flagship Redmi K60 Pro has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and the base model has a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. The Redmi K60E with the new Dimensity 8200 chipset is a fast entry-level model.

Poco F5 Pro / Redmi K60 Pro

The Poco F5 Pro / Redmi K60 Pro is based on a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 2K resolution of 3,200 x 1,440 pixels. The panel manages a maximum brightness of 1,400 nits and houses a single 16-megapixel selfie camera in a punchhole. It supports a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a touch sampling rate of 480 Hz and the HDR10+ standard. The fingerprint sensor is located under the display. Redmi introduces Auto Brightness 2.0 with the new series. This is an algorithm that learns usage-patterns and automatically adjusts the required brightness over time depending on the situation.

The new 50 megapixel main camera was presented with visible pride. It is based on a Sony IMX800 sensor with optical stabilization (OIS). The in-house AI filters now have improved object detection. Along with the improved processing speed, Xiaomi promises film camera-level videos. The other two cameras are nothing special and known from the Poco phones for years – an 8-megapixel ultra-wide with a 118-degree field of view and a 2-megapixel macro camera.

Xiaomi’s Surge P1 charging chip monitors the charging processes of the Poco F5 Pro / Redmi K60 Pro. This means that the 5,000 mAh battery with 120 watt fast charging goes from 0 to 100% in 19 minutes. Wireless charging is also significantly faster at 30 watts. Xiaomi also showed the matching charging pad. To keep the Poco F5 Pro / Redmi K60 Pro cool, there is a VC cooling solution with a total size of 5,000 mm².

The Poco F5 Pro / Redmi K60 Pro comes in four colors: Green, White, Black and the Champion Performance Edition. Prices start at CNY 3,299 ($475) for the 8/128 GB version and go up to CNY 4,599 ($660) for the 16/512 GB version. Sales will start on December 31st via Xiaomi China website.

Poco F5 / Redmi K60

The regular Poco F5 / Redmi K60 shares the design with the Pro. Again, there is a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440p, three cameras and a 5,000 mm² cooling solution with vapor chamber. The look of the back is also the same. But the main camera has a resolution of 64 megapixels on a smaller sensor, but also with OIS. The rest of the cameras are identical. Just like the Pro, the Poco F5 / Redmi K60 has 30 watts of fast wireless charging. Including the cable, 67 watts is the limit, but there is a 10% larger 5,500 mAh battery.

There are four color options – white, green, blue leather and black with carbon details on the sides. Prices start at CNY 2,499 ($360) for the 8/128 GB version and go up to CNY 3,599 ($515) for the 16/512 GB variant. Just like the Pro, the regular Redmi K60 will launch on December 31st in Xiaomi China’s online store.

Redmi K60E

The Redmi K60E is powered by a fast MediaTek Dimensity 8200 chipset. Again, there’s a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1440p resolution. However, the brightness is a bit lower at 1,200 nits and the color depth is only 10 instead of 12 bits. Gorilla Glass Victus protects the display from damage.

The main rear camera also features OIS, but this time with a 48-megapixel sensor. Xiaomi also keepls the 8 megapixel ultrawide and 2 megapixel macro cameras. The Redmi K60E’s battery is the same as the Redmi K60 – 5,500 mAh with 67 watts fast charging, but without wireless charging.

Instead of UFS 4.0, the K60E uses UFS 3.1 memory. Xiaomi also downgraded the RAM slightly from LPDDR5X to LPPDR5. The Redmi K60E is available in white, black and green colors with prices starting at 2,199 CNY ($315) for 8/128 GB. It’s already available on Xiaomi China’s website and major third-party retailers.


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