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Poco F4 and Poco X4 GT made official: Xiaomi bets on power

The Xiaomi Poco F4 and Poco X4 GT have been officially announced for France. Here is everything you need to know about these smartphones that promise great power at an affordable price.

Formalization of the Xiaomi Poco F4
Poco F4 // Source: Xiaomi

If you thought Xiaomi didn’t have any more smartphones to launch before the summer, you were kidding yourself. The brand is still as active as ever, and too bad for those who get lost in the manufacturer’s dense catalog. Here are two new devices announced for France: the Poco F4 and the Poco X4 GT.

Let’s remember that the Poco F4 and X4 GT had already been the subject of a major leak and therefore they no longer had many secrets. Regardless, the official announcement now helps corroborate what was known about them.

Xiaomi Poco F4: the star of the summer

Let’s start with the one that stands out the most, the Xiaomi Poco F4. It’s aimed a bit more at the general public than the recent Poco F4 GT, which is very much gaming-oriented with its triggers. Here, the Poco F4 is less out of the ordinary with a more classic format. However, it remains true to the DNA of this product line, namely: a “power plant» at an affordable price.

Xiaomi Poco F4 rear gray
Poco F4 // Source: Xiaomi

It must be said that it incorporates a Snapdragon 870 and benefits from “the highest frequency range for a Poco smartphone, at 3.2 GHzAdd to that a vapor chamber to prevent overheating, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.1 storage.

For the rest, you have to deal with a fairly classic look: perforated screen with a centered bubble, flat edges and a rather imposing rectangular photo module on the back in the upper left corner.

Xiaomi Poco F4
Poco F4 // Source: Xiaomi

The Xiaomi Poco F4 is entitled to a 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED screen with 120 Hz mode. The panel is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5 glass. The three rear cameras offer the following configuration:

  • 64-megapixel main sensor (f/1.79);
  • 8 megapixel ultra wide angle (f/2.2);
  • Sensor with 2 megapixel macro lens (f / 2.4).
Xiaomi Poco F4 Trio
Poco F4 // Source: Xiaomi

At the front, selfies are handled by a 20-megapixel (f/2.45) camera. Now let’s move on to the other advantage of the Poco F4, its fast charging. With a 67W block, the 4,500mAh battery is said to go from 0 to 100% power in 38 minutes.

Support for 5G, NFC, and Wi-Fi 6 is included.

Xiaomi Poco X4 GT: some differences to know

The other smartphone announced by Xiaomi is called “Poco X4 GT”. Aesthetically, it differs from the Poco F4 in some details. It’s thicker (8.87 vs. 7.7 mm), heavier (200 vs. 195 grams) and its rear photo module doesn’t look the same.

Formalization of the Xiaomi Poco X4 GT
Poco X4 GT // Source: Xiaomi

Beyond that, the Xiaomi Poco X4 GT has also opted for a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 engraved at 5nm (compared to 7nm for the SD870). It also does not adopt the same display technology with a 6.6-inch LCD screen. The latter stays in Full HD +, but goes up to 144 Hz for fluidity.

On the photo side, there is no big difference, except that the selfies will be taken here in 16 megapixels.

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Poco X4 GT // Source: Xiaomi

As for the battery, it has a capacity of 5080 mAh and also benefits from 67 W charging.

Xiaomi Poco F4 and Poco X4 GT price and release date

The Xiaomi Poco F4 will be available in two variants:

  • €399.90 for 6/128 GB model;
  • €449.90 for the 8/256 GB.

From June 27 to July 2 you can enjoy a discount of 50 euros. There are three colors available: black, silver and green.

As for the Xiaomi Poco X4 GT, it also exists in two configurations:

  • €379.90 for the 8/128 GB version;
  • €429.90 for the 8/256 GB.

This smartphone also benefits from a discount at launch with a discount of 80 euros applied from July 4 to 9. The colors remain the same: black, silver and green.

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