Xiaomi’s latest Android skin, MIUI 14, has been globally deployed, and the company has accelerated the pace of updates, with more devices receiving the update. Xiaomi’s commitment to providing updates to even its older smartphones is commendable. Recently, the company rolled out the update for Mi 11X and Redmi Note 10 Pro, and now, the budget POCO M5 has joined the list of devices with the Android 13-based version of MIUI 14.
MIUI 14 and Android 13 arrive for POCO M5
According to a new report, MIUI 14 with Android 13 is now available for POCO M5 units in Indonesia. The update has already gone live in some markets, and Xiaomi is now expanding it to Indonesia. The company is currently evaluating whether there will be any issues. POCO M5 units in Indonesia are getting the MIUI 14 update with build version V18.104.22.168.TLUIDXM.
The device recently started receiving the update in Europe, and the latest update promises to breathe new life into the budget smartphone. With new features, functions, and customization options, MIUI 14 aims to be faster and more stable than previous versions. It will be interesting to see how the firmware behaves in a device with budget hardware.
POCO M5 Detailed Specifications
The POCO M5, launched in September 2022, is the latest budget phone under the POCO branding. It features a 6.58-inch IPS LCD screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate, 2,408 x 1,080 pixels, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating.
The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G99 SoC with up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. It has a dual-tone back design with a large black square carrying the POCO brand. The display features a teardrop notch design, typical of low-end phones.
In terms of optics, the device boasts a 50 MP main camera and two 2 MP shooters, along with a 5 MP selfie camera. The POCO M5 also features a 3.5 mm audio jack, IR blaster, Bluetooth 5.3, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The device draws power from a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W charging. It came with MIUI 13 and Android 12 out of the box and is now running the latest Android and MIUI updates.
In conclusion, Xiaomi’s commitment to providing regular updates to its smartphones is commendable, and the latest update promises to enhance the performance of the budget POCO M5. With new features, functions, and customization options, MIUI 14 aims to make the user experience faster and more stable, even on lower-end devices.
– Network: GSM, HSPA, LTE
– Chipset: MediaTek Helio G99 (6nm)
– CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
– GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
– OS: Android 12, MIUI
– Memory: 4 GB RAM
– Dimensions: 164 x 76.1 x 8.9 mm
– Weight: 201 g
– Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
– Mobile data: GPRS, EDGE, HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
– WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
– Bluetooth: 5.3, A2DP, LE
– GPS, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
– Infrared port
– USB: Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
– Size: 6.58 inches, 1080 x 2408 pixels
– Type: IPS LCD, 90Hz, 500 nits (HBM)
– Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
– Triple system:
50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
– Video: [email protected]
– Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
– Secondary: 5 MP
– Types of alert: Vibration, proprietary ringtones
– 3.5mm jack
– FM radio
Battery / Power
– Type: Li-Po
– Power 5000 mAh
– Fast charging 18W
– Power adapter: EU plug
– Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass