Poco launches 5G-enabled Poco M6 Pro in India under Rs 10,000

By Abhik Sengupta: Poco has quietly launched the Poco M6 Pro in India. The new phone is targeted towards budget-focused masses who want to experience 5G. The base variant carries a sticker price of Rs 10,999 — making it one of the most affordable 5G phones in India. Other key features of the phone include a 6.79-inch Full-HD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC, and a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. The Poco M6 Pro includes two cameras on the back.

Poco M6 Pro price in India

As mentioned, the price of the Poco M6 Pro starts at Rs 10,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The top variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage costs Rs 12,999. The Poco M6 Pro has two colour options — Power Black and Forest Green.

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Its sale will start on August 9 via Flipkart. The company is also collaborating with ICICI Bank to offer an introductory discount of Rs 1,000. It means customers can buy the smartphone for an effective price of Rs 9,999 or Rs 11,999.

The latest Poco phone comes days after Xiaomi launched an affordable 5G phone in India. Dubbed Redmi 12 5G, the smartphone carries Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC. It is priced at Rs 16,999 for the base 4GB RAM and 128GB storage option.

Poco M6 Pro specifications

The Poco M6 Pro looks similar to the Poco M5 with slight tweaks in the rear camera module. There’s still a large black patch on the back that includes the camera cutouts and Poco branding. The front has a hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera — an uncommon design on smartphones in this range. The sides have the usual power button and volume rockers.

The phone features a 90Hz 6.79-inch Full-HD+ with a 240Hz touch sampling rate. The screen has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

It draws power from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC and a 5,000mAh battery. The Poco M6 Pro runs on Android 13-based MIUI 14 out-of-the-box and is promised to get two major Android OS updates plus three years of security updates. In comparison, many smartphones in the sub-Rs 12K category receive one major Android update.

The back includes a 50-megapixel AI sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies and video calls, there
is an 8-megapixel camera.

Other key features include 18W fast charging, an IP53 dust and splash resistance, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 5G, and dual-band Wi-Fi.

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