Last month, Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition a.k.a the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition in the Chinese market. Ever since its launch, there has been a rumor circulating its sub-brand Pocophone. Rumors suggest that Xiaomi will bring the K40 Gaming Edition under the Poco branding in the Indian market. Additionally, a source code was also spotted with the moniker Poco F3 GT. All this could mean that the Poco F3 GT will soon make its entry in the Indian market and it will be the rebranded Redmi K40 Gaming Edition.
As we wait for official wordings from the company, let’s have a look at what we have learned so far. In this article, we will take a look at the launch date of the Poco F3 GT, the specifications, and the pricing of the smartphone.
Everything You Need to Know About The Upcoming Poco F3 GT
Smartphone Specifications (Expected)
Display and Design
Thanks to the source code spotted, it is now perspicuous that the F3 GT will be nothing but a K40 Gaming Edition rebadged model. Said that the phone is expected to have the same specs sheet as the K40 Gaming Edition. There might be some tweaking when it arrives but for now, we have a solid specs sheet to refer.
The Poco F3 GT is expected to have a large 6.67-inch display with a Full-HD+ resolution. It will bean a Punch-hole panel with the cut-out at the top left corner. The screen will be an AMOLED panel carrying a high 120Hz refresh rate. Well, a gaming phone with and high refresh rate screen is a must but what about the touch sampling rate? The F3 GT is expected to have a whopping 480Hz touch sampling rate.
When gaming, the higher touch sampling rate will surely make some difference. The thin-bezel display will come with support for HDR10+ and a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The screen will have 500 nits of typical brightness and will support 1 billion colors.
Cameras on the Poco F3 GT
Although a game-centric phone, the F3 GT won’t let you down with its cameras. The device may have a triple rear camera setup placed vertically. The rear camera module will be quite different. It will have a bordering around the sides and a LED light at the top and bottom edges of the island.
The setup will be led by a 64-megapixel primary lens with an f/1.7 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with a 120-degree field of view, and lastly, a 2-megapixel macro lens. The primary sensor will be a Sony IMX 686 sensor just like the main sensor on the K40 Gaming Edition. At the front, the smartphone will have a 16-megapixel selfie shooter with HDR video.
Both the front and rear cameras will be able to shoot 1080p videos at 30fps with up to 4K 30fps recording capability from the rear sensor. There will be a dual-LED flash at the rear.
Hardware and Software
Powering the device will be the monster MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G flagship chipset paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. The device is expected to pack a 5,065mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging technology. It will run on Android 11 out of the box with Poco’s tweaking on top of it.
It is expected to come with magnetic dual triggers which will act as additional buttons while playing games. The smartphone will feature an aerospace-grade liquid cooling mechanism for maintaining the heat.
Partnership with PUBG(Battlegrounds Mobile India)
Recently, PUBG from Tencent Games also announced its comeback under Battlegrounds Mobile India branding. Since we have one of the most popular games incoming in the region, the Poco F3 GT might just be lucky to arrive at a similar timeline. We can also expect a partnership between Krafton(the current presenter of the mobile game) and Pocophone.
Pricing and Color Variants of the Smartphone
The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition was tossed at a starting price of CNY 1,999(~₹23,000) for the base 6GB + 128GB variant. With that said, the Poco F3 GT is expected to be priced similarly in the region. We expect that it could be priced between ₹25,000 to ₹30,000 range when it arrives in India.
The phone may launch in three color variants – Black , Silver, and Gray. We can also expect a special color edition for the Indian market.
Launch Date of the Flagship Killer
As said earlier, the smartphone’s arrival is due and there’s no word from the company. Even though not official, the leak spree suggests that the smartphone may launch by the end of May or by next month.
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