- The upcoming POCO F4 has been spotted at Geekbench
- It may arrive as a rebranded Redmi K40S
- It is speculated to launch in Q2 2022
The upcoming POCO F4 has been reportedly spotted in the database of the Geekbench benchmarking site. The listing has revealed that it will be powered by the Snapdragon 870 chipset. To recall, the POCO F3, which debuted last year, was also powered by the same SoC.
Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi recently unveiled the Redmi K40S handset alongside the Redmi K50 series of flagship phones in China. It appears that the K40S may be rebadged as the POCO F4 in markets outside China. The POCO F3 wasn’t released in India. Hence, it is unclear whether the F4 will be launched in the country.
POCO F4 Geekbench listing
A Xiaomi phone with model number 22021211RG has appeared on Geekbench 5. Reports have claimed that this device will debut as the POCO F4 in global markets. The Geekbench listing reveals that the device is equipped with the Snapdragon 870 chipset, 8GB of RAM, and Android 12 OS. The listing does not explicitly mention the name of the SoC. However, the CPU information and source code details of the listing revealed that the device has an SD870 chip onboard.
The device scored 1028 in the Geekbench 5 single-core test and 3391 in the multi-core test. The Redmi K40S, which is exclusively available in China, is codenamed “munch.” The same codename can be seen in the Geekbench listing of the POCO F4. Hence, it is likely that the POCO F4 may debut as a rebranded version of the K40S and offer the same specifications.
POCO F4 specifications (rumoured)
The POCO F4 will arrive with a 6.67-inch AMOLED FHD+ display with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. It will feature a 20-megapixel front-facing camera and a 48-megapixel (main) + 8-megapixel (ultrawide) + 2-megapixel (macro) triple camera unit. The device will run on the Android 12 OS with MIUI 13 on top.
The Snapdragon 870 powered device will come with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. It will house a 4,500mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging. It will also have other features, like a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and a splash-resistant construction. The device is likely to go official in Q2 this year.