Poco F3 is a blatant rebadged Redmi K40 with Snapdragon 870 CPU

In addition to the X3 Pro, Poco also announced the all new Poco F3 with a slightly better specs than the X3 Pro. For what it is worth, the model is 5G capable, thanks to the presence of Snapdragon 870 CPU from Qualcomm, which equally an iteration of the Snapdragon 865 of 2019. The Poco F3 is actually the global version of Redmi K40 launched in China back in February, and packs a 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED screen from Samsung.

Some key techs of these screen includes 1080 x 2400 pixels, MEMC, DCI-P3 color gamut, HDR10+, 120Hz refresh rate and up to 360Hz touch sampling rate. It has a 2.76mm ultra-small punch-hole that houses a 20MP camera upfront.

On the inside, there is Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC with support for 5G SA / NSA network, up to 8GB of RAM and a dedicated LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus that has a three-dimensional heat dissipation system.

On the camera department, the Poco F3 is equipped with AI triple camera system at the back that includes a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 5MP telepmacro lens. There is a 20MP selfie camera on the front. The device is powered by 4520mAh battery with 33W fast charging. It is equipped with High-Res Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, has a side mounted fingerprint scanner and run on Google Android 11 with MIUI 12 out of the box.

Key Specs of Poco F3

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 @3.2GHz with Adreno 650 GPU
  • 6.67 Samsung E4 AMOLED high-brush straight screen
  • LPDDR5 | UFS3.1 | WiFi6
  • 48 million high-definition camera
  • 7.8mm thin and light design
  • 4520mAh large battery
  • Dolby Atmos | dual stereo speakers

Poco F3 pricing and availability

Xiaomi’s Poco F3 comes in Arctic White, Night Black and Deep Ocean Blue colors. It has two storage options which are priced as follows:

  • 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM = 349 Euros or $415 US Dollars
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB RAM = 399 Euros or $479 US Dollars

Both storage options will be discounted with 50 Euros for early buyers, and this offer will be available from March 27th to April 6th.

Stephen Ekpa
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