Poco F4 to be a rebranded Redmi K40S for the global market

That means Snapdragon 870 + 120Hz AMOLED

Almost a week ago, the Redmi K50 & K50 Pro launched in the Chinese market, but alongside those phones, the company also launched a phone named Redmi K40S. It is a small upgrade over the last year’s Redmi K40, and most of the specifications remain unchanged such as the display, battery, camera sensors, chipset, etc. The Redmi K40 of last year launched in the global market as the Poco F3. Now, the Poco F4 is set to launch soon, and it is a rebranded Redmi K40S, as per a tweet by @yabhishekhd.

Poco F4

In typical Poco fashion, we are not expecting any change in the specifications, but there could be a change in the rear design as Poco likes to add its own touch of design to the camera modules of rebranded Redmi phones. There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that doubles as a power button, a type-C port on the bottom, stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, and a triple camera setup on the rear.

Redmi K40S

There is a flat display with a hole punch in the middle. Also, the sides are flat this time, something that was not the case with Poco F3/Redmi K40.

Poco F4 has a 6.67-inch 120Hz E4 AMOLED with a Full-HD+ resolution and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. There is Snapdragon 870 5G SOC under the hood, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, and a 4,500mAh battery. So far, the specifications are identical to the Poco F3. The charging speed this time is 67W, an upgrade over Poco F3’s 33W charging. The triple camera setup on the rear includes a primary 48MP Sony IMX582 sensor, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro. So, while the primary and ultrawide sensors are the same, the macro camera gets downgraded as there is now a 2MP sensor instead of 5MP.

There is one upgrade that Poco F4 brings in the camera department, and that’s OIS for the primary camera. For selfies, there is a 20MP camera.

In China, Redmi K40S launched at ¥1799, which translates to around EUR 256. But the Poco F3 launched at EUR 349 last year, so it is hard to say whether Poco F4 will be priced lower than the predecessor. We don’t know when Poco is planning to launch the phone globally.

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