Poco has announced a new smartphone in India. This device, named Poco F3 GT, is powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 1200 SoC, following on the heels of the OnePlus Nord 2, which too comes powered with the same chipset. Further the device sports a 6.67 inch 10-bit 120Hz AMOLED panel. The design and specifications of Poco F3 GT are similar to that of the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition, as suggested by previous leaks.
The smartphone also features gaming triggers and a heat dissipation system. Besides this, the smartphone gets triple rear cameras consisting of a 64-megapixel primary shooter, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 2-megapixel camera with macro lens. A 5065mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging powers the smartphone.
Poco has made this device available at a starting price of Rs 26,999, and it goes up to Rs 30,999 for the top variant. Pre orders for the device will start on July 24 whereas the sale will begin on July 26. But as for the price, there is a new trick that Poco is offering with the F3 GT. More about it in a while.
Poco F3 GT key specifications
Dimensions: The Poco F3 GT measures 161.9 x 76.9 x 8.3mm and weighs 205gms.
Display: It features a 6.67-inch 10-bit AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The display brings HDR 10+ and DC dimming support. Interestingly, Poco F3 GT is the brand’s first smartphone to be powered by an AMOLED panel.
Processor: The Poco F3 GT is powered by the flagship MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. It is an octa-core chipset built on a 6nm manufacturing process. Furthermore, the chipset is clocked at 3GHz and paired with Mali G77 MC9 GPU.
Storage and RAM: This smartphone is made available in three RAM and storage configurations. Its base variant gets 6GB RAM and 128 GB storage, the mid-model comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB, and the top-end model is equipped with 8GB RAM and 256GB of onboard storage.
Camera: In the camera department, Poco F3 GT features triple rear cameras consisting of a 64-megapixel primary shooter, an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera and a 2-megapixel camera with macro lens. Whereas on the front, it gets a 16-megapixel shooter for selfies. While the rear cameras can shoot 4K 30fps videos, the video capability of the front camera is capped to 1080p at 30fps.
Battery: Poco has used a 5065mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging on this device. The brand claims that the supplied charger can top up the device halfway in just 15 minutes.
Connectivity and OS: The device runs Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 on top. Connectivity options include 5G, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB-Type C and an IR blaster. There’s also a side mounted fingerprint scanner for authentication.
Poco F3 GT India price and sale
Poco F3 GT is the latest high end midrange device from the brand. The base variant of the smartphone with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage is priced at Rs 26,999, the mid variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage goes for Rs 28,999 and the top-variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage is sold for Rs 30,999.
The smartphone is a Flipkart exclusive. Pre-orders for which will start on July 24, 12 noon and the device will go on sale on July 26, 12 noon. Now about that price trick from Poco. In its initial week of sale, the smartphone will be available at a discounted price for Rs 25,999, Rs 27,999 and Rs 29,999 respectively. While in the second week, the device can be availed for Rs. 26,499, Rs. 28,499, and Rs. 30,499 respectively. The prices will return to normal after August 9.