Budget smartphone brand Poco has confirmed that it is going to launch a new budget 5G handset, in the form of the M4 Pro on November 9, set to be the latest addition to the company’s M series of devices.
The company took to Twitter to announce the launch date, with the image confirming the launch revealing just the date and not much in relation to the device’s specifications or features.
What Do We Know About the Poco M4 Pro 5G?
Despite this, details and leaks in relation to the Poco M4 Pro have been doing the rounds in the last few weeks, so we have a brief idea of what to expect from Poco’s next offering.
It seems that the most likely route that Poco will take is to rebrand a Redmi device, with rumours suggesting that Poco will rebrand the Redmi Note 11, all set to launch in China later today.
Recently, the Chinese variant of the device passed by the Geekbench website revealing key specs in the process. The device carries the 21091116AC model number which is of the Chinese version.
The global variant, on the other hand, has a 21091116AG model number. Anyway, the former passed by Geekbench with an MT6833P processor under the hood. As I’ve mentioned before, here is the disappointment. This chipset is just the Dimensity 700 SoC that can be found on the POCO M3 Pro 5G.
While the Dimensity 700 is a good chips4et for the low-end segment with 5G connectivity, there are better options already. MediaTek already has the Dimensity 720 SoC which is an incremental upgrade over the last year’s SoC.
What Else Do We Know About the Device?
There is also the newer Dimensity 810 SoC which is faster and will be present on the Chinese Redmi Note 11. Previous rumors were pointing the POCO M4 Pro 5G to be based in the Redmi Note 11, but that does not seem to be the case.
Xiaomi will be recycling the Dimensity 700 for another generation. The good side is that the device will be paired with 8 GB of RAM which is a very good amount. However, we suspect that a 6 GB variant will also be available at a lower price tag.
The device scored 603 points in the Single-Core tests and 1,779 points in the multi-core department. The device runs Android 11 straight out of the box which isn’t a surprise.
We expect the Xiaomi 12 series to be the first device with Android 12 firmware. The POCO M4 Pro 5G should come with MIUI 12.5 Enhanced straight out of the box.