Poco M6 5G could soon be launched in global markets, including India. According to details shared by a tipster, the smartphone is expected to debut as a rebranded version of an affordable Redmi smartphone that was recently launched by the company in India. Unlike the Poco M5, the previous model in the company's M-series of smartphones, the alleged successor will come with support for 5G connectivity. Poco has not yet announced any official plans to launch a new phone in the country.
Tipster Kacper Skrzypek (@kacskrz) shared a screenshot of what appears to be the manifest file of an upcoming Poco handset via X, the microblogging platform formerly known as Twitter. Skrzypek claims that the alleged Poco M6 5G will be a rebadged version of the Redmi 13C 5G that was launched in India earlier this week.
The leaked screenshot contains references to a Poco-branded handset with the model number 23128PC33I and the internal name “air_p”. The model number has the alphabet I at the end, which suggests that the device will be launched in India. The image also includes “Poco M6 5G” as the market name of the alleged smartphone.
While detailed specifications of the Poco M6 5G are yet to surface online, the tipster's claim that it will be a rebranded Redmi 13C 5G will give enthusiasts an idea of what to expect from the upcoming smartphone.
Launched in India on December 6, the Redmi 13C 5G is powered by MediaTek's Dimensity 6100+ chipset, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. It runs on Android 13-based MIUI 14. The device has a 6.74-inch LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
For photos and videos, the Redmi 13C comes equipped with a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 50-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, along with a depth sensor. There is also a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The phone packs a 5,000mAh battery and supports 18W charging via a USB Type-C port, but Redmi only provides a 10W charger in the box.