A rebranded Redmi K40s and Redmi Note 11T Pro 5G for us international users.
Poco has announced that they will be bringing the Redmi K50 Pro and Redmi Note 11T Pro 5G globally. They will be available under the names Poco F4 and Poco X4 GT respectively. Like almost all of Poco’s F and X lineup, they are aimed to have the best performance possible while keeping prices low. Unlike the lower-end versions, these two series won’t probably have the same software issues… probably.
As the Poco F4 is based on the Redmi K40s, the two should have the same spec sheet. Namely, a Snapdragon 870 chipset and 120Hz AMOLED. In addition, the phone will also launch with a 4500mAh battery with 67W fast charging. The company confirmed that the phone would also come with 12GB RAM. There would also be more affordable variants with less RAM.
Although while a rebrand, the phone does have some differences from its Chinese sibling, such as a 64mp triple camera with OIS. An upgrade over the midrange 48mp camera that the Redmi K40s has.
The phone has a 7-layer vapour chamber steel cooling plate with the company’s LiquidCool 2.0 cooling system in place.
That’s pretty much the Poco F4 and the phone seems a lot weaker than the Poco F3 and the Poco X4 GT which is unusual because the F series is the company’s top-of-the-line smartphone line. So we’re expecting more out of it, but at least the X4 GT is setting expectations. The phone competes directly with Realme’s GT Neo 3 series.
Poco X4 GT
Because the Poco X4 GT is reminiscent of that of the Redmi Note 11T Pro released in China, it should have a similar spec sheet and design. With that said, the phones do remind us a lot of the Realme 9 Pro+ 5G thanks to its triangular camera hump. We think a parallel is made here and Xiaomi is not being subtle. If you could recall, the Redmi Note 11T Pro 5G has a limited-time Astroboy variant.
If that is the case, then the phone is quite exciting as it will launch with a Dimensity 8100 chipset. This is almost flagship-level and even more powerful than the Poco F4 hence our confusion. It’s basically a lower-end variant of the Dimensity 9000 and is a slightly more powerful version of the Dimensity 8000. It is manufactured by TSMC on a 5nm process which means it could potentially rival the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in terms of efficiency. And if the prices are set right, the phone will be an easy sell among consumers! It would also make the phone one of the most affordable with this chipset inside so it definitely is gaming ready.
The X4 GT might use a regular FHD+ (2400x1080px) IPS LCD screen this time. Going back, the Redmi Note 11T Pro has a 144Hz refresh rate. More reasons to be excited about the X4 GT, especially if the price is going to be mind-blowing.
It should flaunt a triple camera setup, the primary camera having a resolution of 64mp. The sensor used on the Redmi Note 11T Pro is the Samsung ISOCELL GW1. The phone should also come with a 5080mAh battery capacity and would also charge with 67W fast charging.
We’re excited about what the price is going to be. But to give you an idea, the Redmi Note 11T Pro starts at CNY 1,799, or around Php14K when directly converted. We’re speculating the phone would launch around the same price range, or possibly around Php15,990 with taxes included.