In 2022 we have seen this same strategy with devices such as the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition, a smartphone that was presented in Europe with the only difference being the name change to LITTLE F4 GT. Something similar happened with the LITTLE F4 and the Redmi K50. Everything points to a fairly similar 2023.
Everything we know about the POCO F5
The first thing that has been revealed is that Xiaomi is working on 3 new devices under the Redmi K60 series. These are the Redmi K60E, Redmi K60 and Redmi K60 Pro. This order is the one they will follow, from least to most, in terms of advances and first-rate features. All of them are expected to become POCO models sooner or later.
The Redmi K60 and K60 Pro will launch with MIUI 14 and Android 13, while the Redmi K60E will launch with Android 12 and MIUI 13. This reveals the first difference between the devices. It will not be the only one, because in terms of performance there will also be differences, this time between the 3 models:
- Redmi K60E: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
- Redmi K60 (LITTLE F5): Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
- Redmi K60 Pro (POCO F5 GT): Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Again, they will not be the only differences. The screen of the Redmi K60 or POCO F5 will be 6.67 inches in FullHD + resolution, AMOLED and with a refresh rate of 120hz. The most advanced model will get the same diagonal and the same refresh rate, but raising the resolution bet to the 2K.
The battery of both devices could be 5,500 mAh. Fast charges is another section in which there are probably differences. A power of 67W for the Redmi K60, so the Pro model or the POCO F5 GT could arrive with a load of 120W or more.
It is early to talk about dates and prices, so you have to wait. At the moment, everything indicates that Xiaomi will launch these models in early January in China. Until they become the LITTLE F5 and they reach the West it could take between one and two months.