The Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC was a phone that impressed us with its decent specs, performance and attractive price. New leaks and rumours suggest that the new Poco X4 could arrive soon, with a few different models in the range getting the 2022 treatment. Here’s all we know so far about the Xiaomi Poco X4.
When will the Xiaomi Poco X4 be released?
We don’t have an official release date yet, but GSMArena is reporting that it has received tips that the new model will make its debut in the first quarter of 2022. Xiaomi also plans to update the Poco X4 NFC’s stablemates, so at some point we’ll also see the Poco X4 Pro and Poco X4 GT arrive to replace their predecessors.
GSMArena states that the Poco X4 will launch in India without NFC and that the Poco X4 GT won’t make it to the sub-continent at all, but the Pro will be available there on its release.
How much will the Xiaomi Poco X4 cost?
As with the release date, there are no details from Xiaomi about what the new phones will cost. We can, of course, look to the previous line-up to give ourselves some clues about the prices.
If Xiaomi stays steady at the wheel, then the prices will hopefully remain as they are above. We may see some increases though, as the worldwide processors shortage and covid disruptions to the supply chain are beginning to have an effect on the ticket price of products across the tech industry.
We’d expect any rises to be minimal though. Fingers crossed.
What new features will we see in the Xiaomi Poco X4?
There have been reports from Xiaomi specialists Xiaomiui that the Poco X4 will essentially be the same as the recently announced Redmi Note 11 Pro.
— xiaomiui | Xiaomi & MIUI News (@xiaomiui) November 24, 2021
If this is true, then you can expect the following specs:
- 6.67in Super AMOLED 120Hz 1080p display
- MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G processor
- Mali G68 MC 4GPU
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- 128GB/256GB UFS 2.2 Storage
- 108Mp f/1.9 wide camera
- 8Mp 120-degree ultra-wide camera
- 2Mp f/2.4 telephoto/macro camera
- 16Mp selfie camera
- Wi-Fi 6
- Bluetooth 5.2
- Side Mounted Fingerprint sensor
- 5160mAh Li-Po battery
- 67w fast-charging
- 3.5mm headphone jack
We can’t confirm whether this is the true specifications of the upcoming Xiaomi Poco X4, so we’ll keep searching for more leaks and updating this article as more details come to light. As a reference, here are the Poco X3 NFC’s specs:
- Android 10 with MIUI 12
- 6.67in Full HD+ (1080×2400) 20:9 IPS LCD, 120Hz
- Gorilla Glass 5 display, aluminium frame, plastic rear
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G octa-core processor
- 6GB RAM
- 64/128GB internal storage
- microSD card slot
- 64Mp, f/1.9, PDAF main camera
- 13Mp, f/2.2 ultrawide
- 2Mp macro
- 2Mp depth sensor
- 20Mp, f/2.2 selfie camera
- Video up to 4K @30fps
- Fingerprint scanner (in power button)
- 11ac dual-band Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 5.1
- 4G LTE
- Dual-nano SIM
- Stereo speakers
- 5160mAh non-removable battery
- Fast charging 33W
- 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4mm
You’ll notice that the processor choice for the Poco X3 NFC was a Qualcomm Snapdragon, while the rumoured X4 one will be a MediaTek Dimensity. Xiaomi does use MediaTek processors for some of its Redmi range, so maybe the global shortage could be forcing a decision to switch to the brand of the Poco X4 or of course it could be that the rumours are wrong.
Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to find out.