POCO India teased the POCO F3 GT launch back in May, and revealed its plan to launch the handset sometime in Q3 in the country. The upcoming POCO F3 GT will mark the comeback of the F-series in the country, as it will be the second handset under the POCO F series. To recall, the first F-series handset – the legendary POCO F1 launched about 3 years ago in India. Now, a new report by 91mobiles suggests that the POCO F3 GT might make its debut in early August in the country. To those unaware, the upcoming F-series handset is nothing but a white-labeled Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition, that launched back in April in China.
POCO F3 GT: Price (Expected)
Based on the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition China price, we can at least predict the price band for the upcoming F3 GT. To recall, the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition launched in China at the following prices,
Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition
|6GB + 128GB||RMB 1,999
(approx Rs. 23,040)
|8GB + 128GB||RMB 2,199
(approx Rs. 25,340)
|8GB + 256GB||RMB 2,399
(approx Rs. 27,650)
|12GB + 128GB||RMB 2,399
(approx Rs. 27,650)
|12GB + 256GB||RMB 2,699
(approx Rs. 31,100)
Based on this pricing, we are expecting the handset to cost around Rs. 25,000 for the base variant in India. Similar to all other POCO handsets, the 256GB storage variant of the POCO F3 GT may not launch in India.
POCO F3 GT (Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition): Specifications, and Features
The smartphone offers a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 480Hz touch sampling rate. The AMOLED panel also features a punch-hole notch, and is also HDR10+ certified. Under-the-hood, it sports an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC, built on a 6nm fabrication process. This is the same processor that powers the recently launched Realme X7 Max. The handset also packs in a vapor cooling tech for thermal management, and runs Android 11, with MIUI 12.5 atop.
Moving on to the optics, the handset is equipped with a 64MP triple-rear camera setup with a pulsating ambient light around the pill-shaped camera module. The primary high-resolution sensor on the handset gets accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro lens. The pulsating ambient light around the camera module can switch between different colors and it also doubles up as a notification LED. For selfies and video calls, it offers a 16MP front shooter.
The handset sports a 5065mAh battery with 67W fast charging support. It also offers JBL-tuned dual speakers with Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res audio, and a USB Type-C charging port. The handset weighs 205 grams, and is 8.3mm thick. It retails in Shadow, Light Blade, Silver Wing, and a Bruce Lee special edition. What do you think of the upcoming the POCO F3 GT? Do let us know in the comments below.
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