The company said Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 SoC would power the Poco F4 5G on Thursday. The new Poco phone is expected to make its worldwide premiere in India soon.
Although the phone’s name implies it would be the successor to last year’s Poco F3, rumours claim it might just be a rebranded version of the Redmi K40S.
The Redmi phone has the same Snapdragon 870 SoC as the Xiaomi phone, a triple back camera configuration and a 120Hz AMOLED display.
The official Poco India Twitter account teased the inclusion of an octa-core Snapdragon 870 SoC on the forthcoming Poco F4 5G with a teaser.
The revelation comes only one day after the company announced the new smartphone’s worldwide premiere.
Other data about the Poco F4 5G are yet unknown. It’s worth noting that the Poco F3 was introduced with a Snapdragon 870 SoC, the same as this year’s model. However, that model did not make it to India.
According to a current source, the Poco F4 5G is a rebadged Redmi K40S released in China in March. A few live photos purporting to reveal the phone’s rear have also surfaced online.
Poco has a history of introducing repackaged Redmi phones in India and other territories under its brand name.
The Poco F4 GT, which arrived in Europe in April as a rebranded version of the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition, is one of the most recent.
The Poco F4 5G’s price has yet to be revealed. The Redmi K40S, on the other hand, started at CNY 1,799 (approximately Rs. 21,000) for the basic 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model.
The Redmi K40S has a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) Samsung E4 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a triple back camera configuration with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX582 main sensor, up to 256GB storage, and a 4,500mAh battery with 67W rapid charging capability, among other features. A 20-megapixel selfie camera and an infrared (IR) blaster are also included on the front of the phone.