The Poco F3 GT was launched recently, offering a gaming phone without flagship pricing. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC, along with a few specific features geared at gamers, such as MagLev shoulder triggers for gaming ergonomics. However, not all seems to be well for users that have bought the smartphone, and the issue at hand is apparently a software bug that might be causing the Poco F3 GT to overheat. A report on the matter cites multiple user complaints on Twitter to state how the gaming phone with the flagship MediaTek chipset is facing overheating.
According to the report, users have been complaining about overheating while gaming on the ‘gaming’ phone. The Poco F3 GT is seemingly remaining warm even in normal usage, while an hour of gaming is causing the smartphone to heat too much. A number of users have made such complaints, and subsequent to these reports, Xiaomi has now seemingly issued an acknowledgement of the issue. Based on the acknowledgement, it is not entirely clear as to what may be causing the issue, and if the issue lies in Poco’s optimisation end of things, or in the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset itself.
Given that the issue has been acknowledged in a MIUI bug report, it is likely that a patch for the same will be issued in an upcoming software update. However, it is not clear if this would cause any sort of performance throttling — something that will only be revealed once the performance patch is issued. However, the issue does not appear to be all pervasive, for some users have also stated that they have not faced such issues at all.
The Poco F3 GT was introduced with gamer specific optimisations, running on the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. It features up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, and has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ certification and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It has a 64MP triple rear camera with 4K video recording, and a 16MP front camera in a drill hole notch at the front. It features a 5,065mAh battery with 67W quick charging.