After a long delay, the POCO M4 Pro 5G is finally ready to try its luck in the Indian market. The handset was unveiled in November last year, and now makes its way to the Asian market. The handset arrives in Poco Yellow, Power Black, and Cool Blue colorways. There are various RAM and Storage options and “democratic” prices. Xiaomi is selling it through Flipkart, and the sales will be opened on February 22. Let’s refresh our memory and see what this handset has in tow for the Indian market.
POCO M4 Pro 5G specs and pricing in India
The POCO M4 Pro 5G flaunts a big 6.6-inch LCD screen with a Full HD+ resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels. It refreshes at 90 Hz and comes with a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. There is also a punch-hole at the top for the 16 MP selfie snapper. Moving around the back, we have Poco’s signature design with the huge black island comprising a rectangular camera module. It’s a massive space for the camera, but we just get two cameras. POCO has gone through the “less is more” philosophy with this handset. Rather than offering the two, not so useful, 2 MP macro and depth snappers, we have a simple dual-camera setup with a 50 MP main and an 8 MP ultrawide snapper.
Dimensity 810 leads the package
Under the hood, the POCO M4 Pro 5G packs the MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC which is a good upgrade in a market flooded with Dimensity 700 smartphones. It’s made on the more efficient 6 nm process. It brings 2 x Arm Cortex-A76 up to 2.4GHz paired with 6 x Arm Cortex-A55 up to 2GHz. The device comes with up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage to the Indian market. In terms of software, the device runs Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 straight out of the box. It supports virtual RAM that adds up to 3 GB of extra RAM. The device also brings a micro SD card slot.
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The remaining specifications of the POCO M4 Pro 5G include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 3.5 mm headphone jack, and stereo speakers. The device also has a huge 5,000 mAh battery with 33 W charging support via the USB Type-C port. The handset’s basic variant with 4 GB / 64 GB costs INR 14,999 ($200/€175). The mid-tier version with 6 GB and 128 GB costs INR 16,999 ($225/€200), and the upper sibling costs INR18,999 ($250/€220).
POCO M4 Pro 4G may be in development
Curiously, Xiaomi already launched this package of specs with Redmi Note 11T 5G branding in India. However, the rebadged smartphone lost the POCO’s iconic design. It’s not uncommon to see the company re-launching similar smartphones. The most recent, and shocking case, was the Redmi 10 2022 which is the same 2021 smartphone.
There are rumors for a POCO M4 Pro 4G variant, but apparently, it’s not ready for launch just yet.