Back in the last month, Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G handset in global markets. This particular variant is touted to reach China soon as Redmi Note 11E Pro 5G. If you recall, there are Redmi Note 11 series smartphones in China, but they’re slightly different from the global variants. The device may also get refreshment in design or specs to come as Poco X4 Pro for certain markets. That’s right, the POCO X4 Pro might be a disappointment for those who have been waiting for a Snapdragon 870-powered smartphone. According to the latest report from Xiaomiui, the upcoming POCO X4 Pro will be a rebranded Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, however, it will come with a 64 MP camera. Apparently, POCO is resuming its strategy of being just a brand of “rebranded” smartphones, to the disappointment of its fans.
POCO X4 Pro is mostly a downgrade for POCO X3 Pro owners
According to the report, the POCO X4 Pro will come with a Samsung ISOCELL G3 sensor. Moreover, it will pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC. The camera may be an upgrade over the POCO X3 Pro’s 48 MP snapper, but the performance is a big step down when compared to the Snapdragon 860 SoC. The Snapdragon 860 is a tweaked Snapdragon 855+ but is still better than the Snapdragon 695 which has a weaker Adreno 619 GPU. Early reports have been suggesting a Snapdragon 870 SoC on the POCO X4 Pro. Honestly, that would be the most reasonable choice, but unfortunately, the device will be a downgrade over its predecessor. The battery will have a 5,000 mAh capacity, and charges get a bump to 67 W. The device will run Android 11-based MIUI 13 just like the recently announced Redmi Note 11 series.
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All is right… except for the cameras.
POCO X4 Pro 5G for India will use 64 Mpx meanwhile the Global variant will have a 108 Mpx module. https://t.co/2l8DpVnNSK
— Kacper Skrzypek 🇵🇱 (@kacskrz) February 16, 2022
Leakster Kacper Skrzypek also verified the claim made by Xiaomiui and revealed that the global variant of the POCO X4 Pro will pack a 108 MP primary camera. The Indian variant, on the other hand, will offer a 64 MP primary snapper. We don’t know if there will be any compensation for this. For instance, the POCO X3 NFC was launched with NFC on global markets and lost it in India, hence, was launched merely as POCO X3. The compensation? It had a 6,000 mAh battery.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G flaunts a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution. It has a 120 Hz refresh rate and 1,200 nits peak brightness. The handset also has a triple-rear camera system including a 108 MP primary shooter. The high-resolution sensor on the device gets accompanied by an 8 MP ultrawide snapper and a 2 MP macro shooter.
Unless having an AMOLED display, 5G, and the higher camera is important for you, we can’t see a reason for upgrading to a POCO X4 Pro if you have a POCO X3 Pro. The company is also gearing up to introduce a POCO X4 5G and it has passed through Geekbench recently.