Poco F3 GT is the newest gaming phone in town; rocks Dimensity 1200 CPU

Xiaomi’s Poco F3 GT model is the latest gaming smartphone in town. Remember the initial Poco F3 launched back in March? Well, this is more like a gaming version of the same. The model is based on the most powerful MediaTek CPU currently available in the market; that is the Dimensity 1200 octa-core CPU that maxed at 3GHz.

But from the outward appearance down to the innards, the F3 GT shares everything with Redmi K40 Gaming Edition announced back in April, which is not surprising, given that the initial F3 was also a rebadged K40.

So you are getting an outward design that looks similar to that of the K40 Gaming Edition; starting from a 6.67-inches FHD+ OLED screen with 1-billion colors and a centralized notch, as well as same maglev pop triggers on the K40.

As for the camera department, three sensors are housed on the rear, and the primary trigger is a 64-megapixel lens, while a single 16-megapixel selfie lens is used on the front.

The battery capacity remains 5065mAh, and it has a larger 67W fast charge that can push the phone’s battery from 0 – 100% in just 42 minutes.

Poco F3 GT key specs and features

  • Display: 6.67-inch Full HD+ OLED 20:9 HDR10+ display, 120Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • CPU: Octa-core 3.0GHz MediaTek Dimensity 1200 with Mali G77 MC9 GPU
  • Storage and RAM: 128/256GB and 6/8GB RAM; None expandable storage
  • OS: Android 11 with MIUI 12.5
  • Camera: Triple-rear: 64MP rear camera with f/1.65 aperture, LED flash, 8MP 119° ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front camera: 16MP selfie
  • Video recording: [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected], HDR
  • Connectivity: Dual Nano-SIM: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G SA/NSA
  • Other Features: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, FaceID, USB C and NFC
  • Battery: Built-in 5065mAh with 67W fast charger

Poco F3 GT pricing and availability

The POCO F3 GT comes in Predator Black and Gunmetal Silver colors. Sales of the model will begin on India Flipkart tomorrow, with an entry pricing strategy Poco is tagging Mad Reverse Pricing.

  • The 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM model starts at INR 25,999 or $376;
  • the median storage model with 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM begins at INR 27,999
  • While the higher storage model with 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM will start at INR 29,999.

These introductory pricing will increase by INR 500 for two weeks, and will be finally capped at an additional INR 1000, bringing the final price to INR 26,999, INR 28,999 and INR 30,999 respectively, an equivalent of $362, $389 and $416 US Dollars.

Stephen Ekpa
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