The Xiaomi Poco family is growing! Unfortunately just not the one we have wanted for weeks. It’s time to refresh the Poco X range. Last year Xiaomi presented the Poco X3 Pro ( for testing ), a great package at a great price. Nevertheless, the cell phone left us somewhat disappointed. Sure, the Snapdragon 860 was a welcome increase in performance, but otherwise, not much had changed compared to the predecessor Poco X3. So it is high time for a Poco X4 with a new design, new camera, and new display. Unfortunately, the information on a potential new price-performance hit is sparse. Instead, there is now news about the Poco M4 Pro 5G.
I had the predecessor Poco M3 Pro 5G in the test last year and was disappointed overall. While Poco set real exclamation marks with the F3, the X3, and the M3 in all price ranges, the M3 Pro didn’t know what it wanted. A lower mid-range device that did without an ultra-wide-angle camera, hybrid slot, and fast charging, but could come up with 5G and a hefty price. Accordingly, the Poco M3 Pro was the weakest device of the last Poco generation.
Features of POCO M4 Pro 5G:
A lot of room upwards for the successor, the Poco M4 Pro 5G. As the name suggests, 5G will probably be the headline feature of the budget “Pro” device again. For me, personally still incomprehensible. 5G is far from being widely available, let alone included in all contracts. If you want 5G, you pay a luxury surcharge for it. Who is the target group for a “luxury contract” + budget mobile phone that doesn’t really want to open up to me? But well, let’s wait for the introduction of the Poco M4 Pro 5G before we judge here.
At least a date for the launch has now been set. The new Poco Phone will see the light of day on November 9th. The cell phone will be presented at 8 p.m. Chinese time, i.e., 1 p.m. our time. The event will take place online, and Poco will provide an exact link a few days before the launch. The motto of the launch is “PowerUpYourFun”, so it’s pretty bland.
Before the launch, the Poco M4 Pro 5G has already appeared in a few places. The device was last seen under the name Xiaomi 21091116AC in Geekbench. There you can see that the M4 Pro 5G will probably be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700. This processor is also used in the Poco M3 Pro and has provided more than enough power for everyday use. We show you the benchmarks of the chip compared to the competition:
In terms of performance, there was nothing wrong with the Poco M3 Pro; it should look similar to the Poco M4 Pro. Let’s hope that Poco will iron out the avoidable weaknesses of the M3 Pro 5G and bring one of these Poco “WOW” devices onto the market again with the M4 Pro.