The official launch of the Poco F4, which offers a few small changes over its predecessor in an upgraded chassis, has been added to Xiaomi’s inexpensive Pocophone portfolio.

The basic F4 isn’t exactly in direct competition with the biggest and finest smartphones of 2022, unlike the recently released Poco F4 GT. Instead, it offers a few downgrades in order to cut the price.

A flat 6.67-inch FHD 120Hz AMOLED panel with a notch in the center and a maximum brightness of 900 nits is available. Instead of the more recent Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor inside, Xiaomi has chosen to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset. This is coupled with 128/256GB of UFS 3.1 storage and 6 or 8GB of RAM.

In case you weren’t aware, the internals are nearly identical to those of the Poco F3 from the previous year. The 4,500mAh battery now includes 67W wired fast charging, which is disappointing but could be offset by other changes. This is a significant improvement over the 33W speeds observed previously and can fully charge the Poco F4 in less than 40 minutes.

The Poco F4’s camera configuration at the back now includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor with OIS, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. The Sony IMX 596 replaces the Samsung S5K3T2 ISOCELL sensor in the selfie camera, which is listed at 20 megapixels.

With the Poco F4, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner is back, but you can also use software-based face unlock for safe unlocks. Although Xiaomi has not officially announced the precise upgrade timeline for the device, Android 12 is pre-installed.

The Xiaomi Poco F4 is available in Moonlight Silver, Night Black, and Nebula Green in a few regions around the world for 400 for the 6/128GB option and 450 for the 8/256GB variant.

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