As promised, Poco unveiled the Poco M6 Pro today, which is powered by the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC and comes in two memory configurations – 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB. It also has a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 1TB and runs Android 13-based MIUI 14 out of the box. Poco has promised two major Android version upgrades and three years of security updates without mentioning the latter’s frequency.
The Poco M6 Pro is built around a 6.79″ 90Hz FullHD+ LCD with 550 nits peak brightness and 240Hz touch sampling rate. Gorilla Glass protects the display, but Poco doesn’t specify which one exactly.
The Poco M6 Pro’s screen has a centered punch hole for the 8MP selfie shooter. Turn the phone around, and we get a glass back sporting two cameras – 50MP primary and 2MP depth. Fueling the entire package is a 5,000 mAh battery that can draw power through the USB-C port at up to 18W, even though the bundled adapter can go up to 22.5W.
The rest of the Poco M6 Pro’s highlights include 5G connectivity, an IR Blaster, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The smartphone also has an IP53 rating. If all this sounds familiar, it’s because the Poco M6 Pro is a rebranded Redmi 12 5G introduced earlier this week in India with a different back cover. However, Xiaomi hasn’t made any software promises for the Redmi 12 5G.
Poco M6 Pro • Redmi 12 5G
The Poco M6 Pro will go on sale in India starting August 9 exclusively through Flipkart. It comes in Power Black and Forest Green colors, with the 4GB/64GB model priced at INR10,999 ($135/€120) and the 6GB/128GB version at INR12,999 ($160/€140). Purchasing the smartphone with an ICICI Bank credit/debit card will get you an INR1,000 ($12/€11) instant discount.
Poco M6 Pro in Power Black and Forest Green colors
The Redmi 12 5G, on the other hand, is offered in three memory configurations – 4GB/128GB, 6GB/12GB, and 8GB/256GB, priced at INR11,999 ($145/€130), INR13,499 ($165/€150), and INR15,499 ($190/€170), respectively.