POCO unveiled its first POCO M4 series smartphone last year with the POCO M4 Pro 5G. The device went official in November as a rebranded Chinese Redmi Note 11 5G. After several months, the device finally made its way to the Indian market. Shortly after the release, we saw leaks popping out everywhere pointing to the existence of a POCO M4 Pro 4G variant. The device passed by Geekbench in two instances also received multiple certifications and was teased ahead of its launch. Now, the device has been officially revealed by POCO alongside the POCO X4 Pro. The POCO M4 Pro 4G, as expected, basically is a rebadged Redmi Note 11S. However, it drops the 108 MP camera for a 64 MP snapper.
POCO M4 Pro 4G specifications
The POCO M4 Pro 4G is now available in India. Apparently, POCO decided to drop the main camera to differentiate this device from the Redmi Note 11S. Of course, it packs a completely different design which has been a trademark of the POCO series.
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The POCO M4 Pro 4G flaunts a 6.43-inch AMOLED screen with a Full HD+ resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels. The panel also has a 90 Hz refresh rate and a centered punch-hole at the top that serves as a home for the 16 MP selfie snapper. Under the hood, the phone packs the MediaTek Helio G96 SoC. It supports liquid cooling technology. It offers up to 8 GB of RAM with extra 3 GB of virtual RAM if you enable it. The phone comes with a triple-camera setup. It comprises a 64 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultrawide snapper, and a 2 MP macro camera. Note that the phone also drops the 2 MP depth sensor on the Note 11S. However, I don’t it will be really missed.
In terms of software, the POCO M4 Pro comes with Android 11 and MIUI 13 out of the box. Users will have to wait a little longer to get an Android 12 based update. In terms of storage, the phone packs a 5,000 mAh battery with 33W Pro dual split fast charging. It promises a full charge in around an hour. Other features include a 3.5 mm headphone jack, micro SD card slot, and stereo speakers.
Pricing and Availability
The new mid-range contender comes in Cool Blue, Power Black, and POCO Yellow colorways. The handset is available in a variant with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of Internal Storage that costs INR 14,999 ($198). There is a mid option with 6 GB and 128 GB that costs INR 16,499 ($218,42). Finally, the high-tier version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB Storage costs INR 17,999 ($238,27). POCO is offering an INR 1,000 discount when they go on sale for the first time on Flipkart from March 7.
The phone catches eyes with its performance. Thanks to the Heli oG96 and the 8GB of RAM.