Xiaomi officially introduced Small F4a mobile phone that is a sales success like its predecessor, the Poco F3, which was the default recommendation for anyone looking for a phone in its price range.

About this, yes the news is pretty limited. Outwardly, it differs from its predecessor. The case has flat sides, like other Chinese brand phones. And it also changes the range of colors available or the design of the back. In this sense, it is undoubtedly a better product than last year.

Inside the Poco F4, however, changes are limited. Processor, for example it’s Snapdragon 870 again, a chip that delivers good performance in a wide range of situations, but which, in turn, lags behind by a few years. As a reminder, the Snapdragon 870 is actually a modified version of the Snapdragon 865, a chip that many high-end phones in 2020 had.

Does this mean the Snapdragon 870 is a despicable or mediocre processor? Absolutely. Actually, it is one of Qualcomm’s best optimized chips in terms of efficiency per watt. However, it is noteworthy that, unlike what we are used to, this new generation is not accompanied by a new SoC inside.

And why did Xiaomi decide to repeat with Snapdragon 870 instead of installing Snapdragon 888 or another Qualcomm or MediaTek chip in Poco F4? The real answer is a mystery that only brand product managers can solve. However, looking at the panorama, several possible explanations can be listed:

  • They have a wide stock some components that they want to remove from warehouses.
  • The shortage of chips that still affects the sector makes it difficult to introduce a more advanced processor without compromising product availability in stores.
  • The higher cost associated with a better processor will make it impossible to keep the price of the Poco F4 in the window where Xiaomi wants to place this phone.
  • Inflation has affected manufacturing costs, and maintaining this processor is a mechanism to keep the total cost of the product from skyrocketing.

Features Poco F4

Poco F4 Features
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
RAM 6/8 GB
storage 128/256 GB
Drums 4500 mAh
download speed 67 W
Screen 6.67″ AMOLED 120Hz DCI-P3 Dolby Vision and up to 1300 nits
main camera 64-megapixel OIS sensor with f/1.79 lens and 1.4 micron pixels (4-in-1 fusion)
wide angle camera 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 lens
macro camera 2-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 lens
Front-camera 20MP sensor with f/2.45 lens
connectivity NFC, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, USB-C, etc.
Biometrics Fingerprint sensor on the side

The differences are also small in other aspects. For example, Poco F4 screen again 6.67 inchesit has a peak brightness of 1300 nits, its technology is AMOLED, it reaches up to 120 Hz, etc. The battery also remained at 4500 mAh.

Where do we find changes, apart from design, in the photographic module. The main camera now has a higher resolution (64 megapixels) and also supports OIS image stabilization technology. On the other hand, the macro camera loses performance by switching to a 2-megapixel sensor that does not double as a telephoto lens, unlike its predecessor. Another change from the F3 concerns the charging speed, which is now 67W.

Weird product that probably sells well

Poco F4 probably one of the strangest phones of the year. It is presented as a new generation, but there are very few changes other than design. In the case of the macro camera, it is even lower than its predecessor.

This phone is also It will hit stores for a slightly higher price than the Poco F3 when it first hit the market. (399 vs 349, without early bird in both cases). An increase, which, given the similarity to the previous model in the technical part, seems to be due to inflation affecting the global economy, which increases production costs.

Despite this, Small F4 aims to expand on its predecessor’s legacy as one of the most recommended phones in its segment. In this case, the key is double:

  • If you analyze the market, then there are no better options in this price range. The only alternative is the Realme GT Neo 3T with similar specs and a slightly higher price.
  • Xiaomi is about to end production of the Poco F3, so the ploy of buying the previous model at a lower price won’t be an option when the price expires. stock in stores that sell it.

Small F4 will go on sale June 27 next year at 13:00 on the official website of the brand. promotion early bird in this case, it will last until 13:00 on July 1. The prices are as follows:

  • Poco F4 with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage: 349 euros in shares early bird399 euros after the end of the promotional period.
  • Poco F4 with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage: 399 euros in shares early bird449 euros after the end of the promotional period.

Source: Hiper Textual

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