POCO M4 5G arrives in India as a re-badged Xiaomi Redmi 10 5G and Redmi Note 11E with Android 12 and a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset
POCO has introduced the M4 5G in India, which follows in the footsteps of the POCO M4 Pro 4G and the POCO M4 Pro 5G. Billed as offering an 'OG design', the POCO M4 5G relies on a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset and a 6.58-inch display that operates at 1080p and 90 Hz. The POCO M4 5G also has a 50 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery.
Additionally, the POCO M4 5G measures 164 x 76.1 x 8.9 mm and weighs 200 g. In other words, the POCO M4 5G is a re-branded Redmi 10 5G, which Xiaomi also sells as the Redmi Note 11E. However, POCO has made a few minor changes from the Redmi 10 5G and the Redmi Note 11E, even if the trio's design is largely identical.
Specifically, the POCO M4 5G launches with MIUI 13 based on Android 12, not Android 11 like the Redmi 10 5G and the Redmi Note 11E. Moreover, the POCO M4 5G has a microSD card reader, a feature that it shares with the Redmi 10 5G but that the Redmi Note 11E lacks. Furthermore, the POCO M4 5G has an 8 MP front-facing camera compared to the 5 MP sensors in the Redmi 10 5G and the Redmi Note 11E.
The POCO M4 5G starts in India at INR 12,999 (~US$170) with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Alternatively, POCO offers a 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage configuration for INR 14,999 (~US$195); both come in Cool Blue, Power Black and POCO Yellow colourways.