The Poco F4 series is here, with the F4 GT having been unveiled – and in a first for an F GT phone, it’s launched in Europe and the UK too.
This is likely just the first F4 phone though, with both a regular F4 and an F4 Pro rumoured to be on the way later this year too.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Xiaomi Poco F4 series.
When will the Xiaomi Poco F4 be released?
Poco has already unveiled the F4 GT, which was given a worldwide launch on 26 April alongside the first Poco Watch. The phone is available to buy in some countries now, including the UK and Europe – you can buy it from the Mi Store.
The company has also begun teasing the launch of the Poco F4 5G. It’s promising a global launch, but only says that it’s “coming soon,” so we don’t know exactly when to expect it – but June seems likely.
How much does the Xiaomi Poco F4 cost?
Poco has confirmed the price of the Poco F4 GT, which ships in two variants:
8GB + 128GB: €599
12GB + 256GB: €699/£699
As of yet, we haven’t had any rumours on pricing for the F4 5G, though expect it to run cheaper than the near-flagship GT.
What are the Xiaomi Poco F4 specs?
Poco is expected to release at least two phones in the Poco F4 range, so let’s split them up – starting with the F4 GT, which is the first to launch.
Poco F4 GT
The Poco F4 GT is the only phone so far that’s official.
As expected ahead of launch, the phone is closely based on the Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming Edition – though since that phone only launched in China this isn’t really a problem.
That’s true of the phone’s design too, which holds true to the original Redmi phone’s gaming aesthetic, though has subdued things a little. Well, aside from the arguably garish bright yellow colour – but black and silver options are a little more subtle.
The phone’s display and rear are both encased in Gorilla Glass Victus, though do note that there’s no official IP rating for dust and water-resistance.
The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 flagship chipset, so you’re getting top-tier performance, and is kept cool by LiquidCool Technology 3.0, with dual vapour chambers. That will make this a suitable phone for gaming – bolstered by the inclusion of magnetic pop-up shoulder trigger buttons, though these can also be customised to serve as shortcuts for the camera, flashlight, or other apps when not gaming.
As mentioned above, it comes in two variants: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, or 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. Those are LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage respectively, meaning you’re getting the top standard in each.
The display is a 6.67in, FHD+, 120Hz AMOLED with high frequency 1920Hz PWM dimming, HDR10+, and a typical brightness of 800 nits. The only minor downside here is that although this is an AMOLED display, so could support an under-display fingerprint scanner, instead Poco has opted for a side-mounter scanner here.
Battery and charging are also impressive. The battery is a hefty 4700mAh, which should deliver decent longevity. It’s backed up by speedy 120W wired fast charging, which Poco says can deliver a full charge in just 17 minutes. There’s no wireless charging option though.
As for cameras, there’s a triple array on the back. The main camera uses the 64Mp Sony IMX686 sensor, with an aperture f/1.9 lens. This is joined by an 8Mp, f/2.2 ultrawide and a 2Mp, f/2.4 macro lens. On the front there’s a single 20Mp, f/2.4 selfie camera in a central punch-hole.
The F4 GT ships with Android 12, running Xiaomi’s MIUI 13 skin on top. While Poco is cautious about promising a specific number of Android updates for now, the company’s Angus Ng told us that it is “trying to strive for a three plus four,” meaning three years of Android version updates and four years of security patches. If nothing else, an upgrade to Android 13 is almost assured.
If you want to know more about the phone, read our Poco F4 GT review or watch us review the phone on our weekly podcast Fast Charge:
Here are the full Poco F4 GT specs:
Android 12 with MIUI 13
6.67in FHD+, 120Hz AMOLED display
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
120W wired charging
64Mp, f/1.9 main camera
8Mp, f/2.2 ultrawide camera
2MP, f/2.4 macro camera
20Mp, f/2.4 selfie camera
Magnetic pop-up trigger buttons
Gorilla Glass Victus
Stealth Black, Knight Silver, Cyber Yellow
Poco F4 5G
Poco has at least one more phone in the works for the F4 range, and perhaps two. Indeed, when we asked Angus Ng about plans for a regular F4, he told us to “stay tuned.”
Since then the company has begun to tease the regular Poco F4, even revealing some key specs. For starters, we’ve got this pretty good look at the design:
Thanks to other tweets from Poco India we know that the phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 870 chipset, and will include up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
The triple rear camera will feature a 64Mp main lens with optical image stabilisation (OIS), and the phone will have an IP53 rating for dust and water-resistance.
We think we know more than that though. Rumour has it the F4 5G is based on the Xiaomi Redmi K40S, which boasts a similar design and the same Snapdragon 870 chipset.
The two phones can’t be exactly the same because the K40S has a 48Mp camera, not 64Mp, but it’s likely other specs will be similar: that would mean a 6.67in 120Hz AMOLED display, a 4500mAh battery, and 67W wired charging.
Meanwhile FCC listings appear for two more Poco phones, rumoured to be the F4 5G and F4 Pro, suggesting a 4400mAh battery and giving us model numbers – 22021211RG and 22021211G – but little else.
We’ll keep updating this article as more news becomes available, so be sure to check back regularly. In the meantime, here’s our current pick of the best Xiaomi phones and best Chinese phones.