Both the Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC and X3 Pro impressed us with their decent specs, performance and attractive price points, so expectations were high when word of a successor began to emerge.
The Poco X4 Pro made its debut during Mobile World Congress 2022 and hopes to capture the same magic as its predecessors while bringing in a new design and a shift in focus. Here's all you need to know.
When does the Xiaomi Poco X4 go on sale?
On 21 February, Pocophone announced that it would be launching the Poco X4 Pro 5G (alongside bringing the Poco M4 Pro 5G to new markets), during Mobile World Congress on 28 February at 1pm CET (12pm GMT).
At the phone's unveiling, Pocophone confirmed that the X4 Pro 5G would be made available starting 2 March. While the company's Indian arm committed to a regional release on 28 March at 12pm local time, with Flipkart marked as a retail partner.
You can rewatch Poco's February event stream below:
Previously, GSMArena had reported that it had received tips suggesting the Poco X4 NFC would debut in the first quarter of 2022, leaving the door open for it and the X4 GT to join the Pro at the MWC launch; stating that the standard X4 would launch in India without NFC and that the X4 GT wouldn't be coming to the sub-continent at all.
There's also talk of a Poco X4 5G, which may be an alternative name for the X4 NFC or a separate model. Having already passed through certification by Thailand's NBTC; with the model number 2201116PG.
How much does the Xiaomi Poco X4 cost?
The 6GB RAM/128GB Poco X4 Pro 5G costs €299.99 (around £250/US$335, converted), while the higher 8GB RAM/256GB SKU goes for €349.99 (around £290/US$390, converted); rendering this latest Pro a touch pricier than its predecessor, out the gate. This is most likely a result of incorporating 5G from the get-go.
In Europe, you can pick the Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro 5G up from Pocophone's own site. UK pricing and availability for the X4 Pro 5G is yet to be confirmed, however, the phone is already featured on the company's UK site.
For reference, here's how much the previous entries in the series cost:
- Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC – £199/€209/$229
- Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro – £229/€249/$249
- Xiaomi Poco X3 GT – £249/$279/€299
What features does the Xiaomi Poco X4 offer?
As the only member of the X4 series that's currently official, we only have confirmed specifications for the Pro 5G, with the Indian variant potentially bringing slightly different hardware to the table.
The phone incorporates a new straight-sided design, available in three colours: Poco Yellow, Laser Blue and Laser Black. There's also a distinct, expansive camera module that runs the width of its back, while on the inside it comes powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 695 chipset.
Here's the Poco X4 Pro 5G's full spec sheet:
- 6.67in AMOLED display (120Hz, FHD+)
- Gorilla Glass 5 (front)
- Plastic body
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
- 6GB or 8GB RAM
- 128GB or 256GB storage (expandable via microSD up to 1TB)
- Rear cameras:
- 108Mp 1/1.52in f/1.9 main rear camera
- 8Mp 118-degree f/2.2 ultra-wide camera
- 2Mp f/2.4 macro lens
- 16Mp f2.4 selfie camera
- Fingerprint sensor in power button
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Bluetooth 5.1
- WiFi 5
- 5000mAh battery
- 67W fast charging
- 164.2mm x 76.1mm x 8.1mm
- 205 grams
- Colours: Laser Black, Laser Blue, Poco Yellow
There have also been reports from Xiaomi specialists Xiaomiui that the base Poco X4 will essentially be the same as the recently announced Redmi Note 11 Pro.
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
Read our full review of the Poco X4 Pro 5G for more insight into how well the phone carries on the Poco X series' lineage. Take a look at our guides to the best Xiaomi phones and best budget Chinese phones to see the kind of devices the line has to keep pace with too.