Not at all following the usual short release cycles, POCO publishes more than a year after the release of the POCO F3 the successor, the POCO F4. Despite the long wait, the innovations are limited. The design and the higher-resolution main camera, which for the first time also benefits from optical image stabilization, are new. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 870 mobile platform and the Samsung E4 AMOLED display have been recycled.
64 MP main camera with optical image stabilization
The smartphone middle class has discovered a new feature for itself. Many flagship smartphones have been using optical image stabilizers for years, which ensure sharp and stable photos and videos. Now the former flagship feature is also making its way into the middle class.
For the first time on a POCO smartphone, the 64 MP main camera of the POCO F4 is optically stabilized. A big advantage of a camera with optical image stabilization is that the shutter can remain open longer in poor light conditions. As a result, more light is captured, which in turn can have a positive effect on the recording quality.
The sensor of the main camera has a resolution of 64 MP already mentioned and has an impressive size of 1/2″ and an f/1.79 aperture. The main camera records videos in 4K. The triple camera is rounded off in a classic way by an 8 MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 2 MP macro camera.
At the front there is a 20 MP front camera for selfie shots. On the software side, AI functions such as the panorama selfie mode, AI Skyscaping 4.0 and AI Erase 2.0 support the photographer.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
The best performer of the POCO F4 is the tried and tested Snapdragon 870 mobile platform from Qualcomm. The chip, manufactured using the 7nm process, supports fast 5G mobile communications (NSA & SA), WiFi6, Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC. The 8-core CPU is divided into a Cortex-A77 core (3,2 GHz clock rate), which provides the necessary performance for demanding tasks, three further Cortex-A77 cores with a reduced 2,42 GHz clock rate and four Cortex-A55 cores ( 1,8 GHz clock rate) for power-saving tasks.
The Adreno 650 graphics accelerator takes care of mobile games and graphic applications. The chip is cooled by a LiquidCool Technology 2.0 cooling system with a 3.112 mm² vapor chamber. The storage types are LPDDR5 RAM and UFS3.1 data storage. The POCO F4 is available in two versions, with 6+128GB or 8+256GB. The use of a microSD memory card is not supported.
The MIUI 13 (for POCO) operating system is based on the current Android 12. POCO guarantees updates for a period of 2 years.
6,67″ AMOLED display with 120 Hz
The display relies on the Samsung E4 AMOLED panel from last year. It has a diagonal of 6,67″, has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and displays with a smooth 120 Hz refresh rate. With a maximum brightness of 1300 nits, readability is maintained in sunshine.
In addition, the playback of HDR10+ content is supported, the DCI-P3 color space is covered and with 1920Hz PWM dimming and TrueColor, POCO takes care of users with sensitive eyes. The display is protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass 5.
4500 mAh battery with 67W turbo charging
A 4500 mAh battery supplies the smartphone with power. According to POCO, up to 27 hours of telephony and 119 hours of music playback are possible with one charge. The battery is charged with up to 67 watts, so that a full charge only takes 38 minutes.
Stereo speakers but no 3,5 mm jack
Dual speakers with Dolby Atmos support are responsible for an intensive stereo sound experience. POCO does without a 3,5 mm jack socket.
Other features of the POCO F4 include a fingerprint sensor in the power button, AI face unlock, X-axis linear motor, 360° ambient light sensors and an IR blaster to control TVs with infrared.
Price and availability
The POCO F4 will be available online from June 27th in the POCO shop or other participant shops.
- POCO F4 6GB+128GB: 399,90 euros (RRP)
- POCO F4 8GB+256GB: 449,90 euros (RRP)
Source: Press Release