POCO M4 Pro to launch with a 1,000-nit and AMOLED display; Snapdragon 680 4G a possibility in Redmi Note 11 re-brand
POCO has already announced that it will be releasing the M4 Pro on February 28, despite releasing the M4 Pro 5G last year. Accordingly, we expected the next M4 Pro to be the M4 Pro 4G, a cheaper option than the 5G model we reviewed last month. However, POCO has confirmed that the new M4 Pro has a significant feature that the M4 Pro 5G lacks.
As the screenshots below show, POCO markets the new M4 Pro as having a Super AMOLED display. In comparison, the M4 Pro 5G has an IPS panel that operates at 2,400 x 1,080 pixels (FHD+). Additionally, the IPS panel has a 90 Hz refresh rate, achieves 450 nits of peak brightness and measures 6.6-inches across. POCO covers the M4 Pro 5G's display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 too, for reference.
By contrast, the new M4 Pro will have a 6.43-inch display, which should make it considerably smaller than the M4 Pro 5G. POCO claims that the upcoming smartphone will offer 1,000 nits of peak brightness as well, along with an FHD+ resolution and a 90 Hz refresh rate. As far as we can tell, these specifications match the global Redmi Note 11, which also has a Snapdragon 680 4G chipset.
Moreover, the global Redmi Note 11 has the same primary and ultra-wide-angle cameras as the M4 Pro 5G, but with dual 2 MP sensors for capturing depth of field and macro information. In short, it seems that Xiaomi has re-branded the global Redmi Note 11 as a new POCO M4 Pro. If that is the case, the next M4 Pro will also have a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 33 W fast charging and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. POCO will reveal the next M4 Pro alongside the X4 Pro 5G.