The POCO F4 takes longer than expected to launch. The brand has definitely started the rise of the new series with the launch of the POCO F4 GT. However, fans of the “economical” smartphone still lack the cheapest vanilla variant. The device will come with the name POCO F4 5G and will be based on an existing Redmi smartphone. There are no surprises here, after all, lately POCO has only launched new branded smartphones with an emphasis on global markets. According to rumors, the POCO F4 5G will be based on the Redmi K40S. Today, a set of leaked photos confirm that the phone is very close in design to the Redmi K40S, but also carries the DNA of the K50 series.
It is worth noting that the POCO F4 5G is based on the Redmi K40s, but it may not be a 1: 1 copy as some expect. The camera label on the leaked image shows a “64 MP OIS” camera system, while the Redmi K40S has a 48 MP main camera that also has OIS. Maybe the company has managed to make some changes to the camera specifications and this is already being done by a different phone. However, this seems to be the only real change here.
Assumed specifications POCO F4 5G
According to the leaks, the POCO F4 5G will have a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD + resolution and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The phone will have a basic version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. However, we can expect other configurations with more RAM and storage. The phone draws power from a 4,500 mAh battery with a fast charge of 67 W. It is a bit disappointing not to see an increase in battery capacity. In addition, Xiaomi already manages to bring 5,000 mAh + batteries with the standard 67 W charging. The phone will have the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC found in the latest generation. It is a very capable SoC, but it is already old. The phone also has stereo speakers, a fingerprint scanner mounted on the side. Assume the secondary camera is an 8 MP ultrawide snapper and the third is a 2 MP macro shot. The phone will most likely have a centered hole with a 20 MP clasp.
Perhaps the big secret of the POCO F4 5G is its attractive price. The Redmi K40S was launched in China with a base price of around $ 270 for the 6 GB / 128 GB investment. The phone can reach global markets with a price close to it, but not more than $ 300. It is already cheaper than the POCO F3 that was released for $ 350 and now costs around $ 260. The POCO F4 5G is expected to be released in India very soon. We are sure that other markets will take it.