POCO’s new mid-rangers are Redmi Note 11 series phones with a fresh coat of paint

POCO’s new mid-rangers are Redmi Note 11 series phones with a fresh coat of paint

Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO has launched two rebranded Redmi Note 11 series smartphones today — the POCO M4 Pro and the POCO X4 Pro. The phones feature the same hardware as the global variants of the Redmi Note 11S and the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, but with a couple of minor changes and a fresh design. If you missed our coverage of the Redmi Note 11 series and are not familiar with the devices mentioned above, here’s a quick overview of the latest POCO-branded phones.

POCO M4 Pro & POCO X4 Pro: Specifications

Specification POCO M4 Pro POCO X4 Pro
Build
  • IP53 water and dust resistance
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the display
  • IP53 water and dust resistance
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the display
Dimensions & Weight
  • 159.87 x 73.87 x 8.09mm
  • 179.5g
  • 164.19 x 76.1 x 8.12mm
  • 205g
Display
  • 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED
  • 2400 x 1080p
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • 180Hz touch sampling rate
  • DCI-P3 wide color gamut
  • 1000nits peak brightness
  • 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED
  • 2400 x 1080p
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 360Hz touch sampling rate
  • DCI-P3 wide color gamut
  • 1200nits peak brightness
SoC
  • MediaTek Helio G96
  • ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
  • Adreno 619 GPU
RAM & Storage
  • 6GB LPDDR4X + 128GB UFS 2.2
  • 8GB + 256GB
  • 6GB LPDDR4X + 128GB UFS 2.2
  • 8GB + 256GB
Battery & Charging
  • 5,000mAh
  • 33W wired fast charging support
  • 33W charger included
  • 5,000mAh
  • 67W wired fast charging support
  • 67W charger included
Security Side-mounted fingerprint scanner Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: 64MP f/1.8
  • Ultra-wide: 8MP f/2.2
  • Macro: 2MP f/2.4
Front Camera(s) 16MP f/2.4 16MP f/2.4
Port(s)
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • USB TYpe-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
Audio Dual speakers Dual speakers
Connectivity
  • Dual SIM + dedicated microSD card slot
  • 4G LTE
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Dual SIM + hybrid microSD card slot
  • 4G LTE
  • 5G
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.1
Software MIUI 13 for POCO MIUI 13 for POCO
Other Features
  • Z-axis linear motor
  • NFC
  • IR Blaster
  • Z-axis linear motor
  • NFC
  • IR Blaster
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As mentioned earlier, the new POCO devices are nearly identical to the global variants of the Redmi Note 11S and the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G in terms of hardware. While the phones do bring a fresh design to the table, they aren’t exactly new by any means. The POCO M4 Pro is a rebranded version of the global Redmi Note 11S, featuring a 6.43-inch FHD+ 90Hz display, the MediaTek Helio G96 chip, a 64MP triple camera setup on the back, a 16MP selfie shooter, and a 5,000mAh battery. The device comes in two RAM/storage configurations, starting at 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB UFS 2.2 storage and going up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.

All color variants of the POCO M4 Pro on white background

POCO M4 Pro

The device features 33W fast charging support, a dedicated microSD card slot, a Z-axis linear motor, dual speakers, a 3.5mm headphone jack, an IR blaster, NFC support, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Given that the POCO variant sports a new design, it also comes in a couple of different colorways — Power Black, Cool Blue, and POCO Yellow.

All color variants of the POCO X4 Pro 5G on white background

POCO X4 Pro

The story with the POCO X4 Pro is pretty much the same. It’s a global Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G in a new suit, featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 chipset, up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, up to 256GB UFS 2.2 storage, a 5,000mAh battery with 67W wired fast charging support, and a 108MP triple camera setup. While the POCO M4 Pro offers different display tech compared to its Redmi counterpart, the POCO X4 Pro isn’t different on that front either. It features the same 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED panel.

Other noteworthy features include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, an IR blaster, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Z-axis linear motor, dual speakers, NFC support, and Bluetooth 5.1. As with the POCO M4 Pro, the POCO X4 Pro comes with a fresh coat of paint, and it’s available in three colorways — Laser Black, Laser Blue, and POCO Yellow.

Both devices run MIUI 13 out of the box, but POCO has not shared details about the underlying version of Android.

Pricing & Availability

The new POCO M4 Pro and POCO X4 Pro are priced as follows:

  • POCO M4 Pro:
    • 6GB+128GB: €219
    • 8GB+256GB: €269
  • POCO X4 Pro:
    • 6GB+128GB: €299
    • 8GB+256GB: €349

Both devices will be available through leading e-commerce platforms across Europe starting March 2. POCO has also launched the POCO M4 Pro in India. The device will go on sale in the region starting March 7 at a starting price of ₹14,999 for the 6GB+64GB variant. The 6GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB variants are priced at ₹16,499 and ₹17,999, respectively.

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

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