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POCO F4 5G: Is it the rebranded Redmi K40S?

We have now received a new POCO smartphone – F4 5G alongside the POCO X4 GT at an online live stream. The F4 5G is not a phone built from the ground but is the rebranded Redmi K40S for the global market. In this post, we will talk about the specs, features, availability, and the expected price of POCO F4 5G in Nepal.

POCO F4 5G Overview

Display and Design

The new POCO F4 5G sports a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It has a 100% DCI-P3 coverage panel with Truecolor professional color tuning, ΔE≈0.35, and JNCD≈0.35 color accuracy. The screen boasts 900nits of HBM brightness and 1300nits of the peak. In addition, it supports HDR10+ certification and has the Dolby Vision. Above the screen, there is a center-aligned punch-hole cutout that holds the front-facing camera. Then, the screen gets its protection from Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

POCO F4 5G display

As per the design, POCO F4 looks no different than its rebranded model – Redmi K40S. The only difference is the POCO branding instead of the Redmi. The body here weighs 195 grams and measures 7.7mm in thickness. It is also IP53 rated against dust and splash. The model is available in three color options – Night Black, Nebula Green, and Moonlight Silver.

Performance and Memory

Powering the device is the same old Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor. This is no different from its predecessor – POCO F3. It is a 7nm chipset with an octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585) CPU coupled with Adreno 650 graphics processor. Over to the software front, the POCO F4 5G runs on Android 12 on top of MIUI 13 for POCO.

POCO F4 5G memory

Further, the phone comes with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1. For cooling, the device has its own LiquidCool 2.0 technology which keeps the CPU temperature in control. This means it will have a better cooling performance than the iQOO 9 SE and the OnePlus 10 Pro.

Camera and Audio

Under the hood, there is a triple camera setup with a 64MP primary lens of f/1.8 aperture and 0.7-microns pixel capacity. And to top this off, it also supports PDAF and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). This is news for mid-ranged POCO phones. Then, it is followed by an 8MP ultrawide sensor with a 119-degree field of view and 1.12-microns pixel capacity. Completing the setup is a 2MP camera for macro shots. This is an improvement over its predecessor.

POCO F4 5G camera

There is a 20MP front-facing camera lying above the screen which has a 1.0-microns pixel capacity. Here, the back camera setup can record videos up to 4K resolution at 30/60 frames per second while the front is limited to 1080p.

Furthermore, there is a loudspeaker system with stereo speakers that tunes out 24-bit/192kHz audio. This means it supports Dolby Atmos and an X-axis linear vibration motor. However, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack on the device which means you can either use the USB Type-C 2.0 or rely on Bluetooth devices.

Battery and Extras

Fueling the device is a medium Li-Po 4,500mAh battery with 67W fast charging. The device can be charged from 0 to 100% in just 38 minutes. In addition, it also supports Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 3+. For biometrics, the device brings a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that is integrated into the power button. Other sensors include an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.

POCO F4 5G battery

Lastly, the connectivity options list out as Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (A-GPS, up to dual-band: GLONASS (1), BDS (2), GALILEO (2), QZSS (2), NavIC), region dependent NFC, and an IR blaster.

POCO F4 5G Specifications

  • Display: 6.67-inch Full HD+ E4 AMOLED, HDR10 +, 120Hz refresh rate, 1300nit brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 870 (7nm)
  • RAM: up to 8GB LPPDDR5 RAM
  • Storage: up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Software: MIUI 13
  • Rear Camera: 64MP primary lens with OIS, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP macro lens
  • Selfie Camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4500mAh with 67W wired QC3 +/ PD3.0
  • Colors: Moonlight Silver, Night Black, Nebula Green
POCO F4 5G price in nepal

POCO F4 5G Price in Nepal

If the POCO F4 5G ever launches in Nepal, we estimate its price to start from NPR 50,000 for the 6/128GB memory configuration. In India, the phone has started the sale at the starting price of INR 27,999.

ModelPOCO F4 5G price in IndiaPOCO F4 5G price in Nepal (expected)
POCO F4 5G (6/128GB)INR 27,999NPR 50,000
POCO F4 5G (8/128GB)INR 29,999NPR 52,000
POCO F4 5G (12/256GB)INR 33,999NPR 58,000

Also Read:POCO M2 Reloaded goes official in Nepal: What’s new?

Pragya Sapkota
Pragya Sapkota
I am a tech content writer at Youtech Nepal who loves travelling and watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Just looking for the light in life!!!

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