The affordable flagship segment in India is blowing up. Just yesterday, OnePlus lifted the covers off the OnePlus Nord 2 — a compelling device that offers several premium features at a relatively affordable price. Now, POCO has joined the fray with the POCO F3 GT.
POCO F3 GT: Specifications
|Specification||POCO F3 GT|
|Dimensions & Weight||
|RAM & Storage||
|Battery & Charging||
|Software||Android 11 with MIUI 12.5|
|Colors||Predator Black, Gunmetal Silver|
POCO’s latest phone is, once again, a rebranded Redmi phone. As we previously reported, the new device is pretty much the same as the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition. It packs a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. The phone features a 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED display that refreshes at 120Hz, offers HDR10+ support and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The device features an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame and Gorilla Glass 5 on the back as well.
The POCO F3 GT features a triple camera setup on the back, consisting of a 64M primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro camera. Over on the front, it features a 16MP selfie shooter that sits within a centered hole-punch cutout.
The device features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer, and stereo speakers tuned by JBL. Other connectivity features include 5G support, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, and an IR blaster.
Rounding off the hardware is a 5,065 mAh battery that features support for 67W fast charging with the included charger. The charger comes with an L-shaped connector to facilitate a comfortable grip while gaming. Speaking of gaming, the device also features two sets of magnetic triggers and RGB lighting around the camera module. On the software front, the POCO F3 GT runs MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11 with the POCO launcher on top.
Pricing & Availability
The POCO F3 GT will go on sale starting August 2. The device will set you back ₹26,999 (~$363) for the 6GB/128GB variant, ₹28,999 (~$390) for the 8GB/128GB variant, and ₹30,999 (~$416) for the 8GB/256GB variant. It will be available in two colorways — Predator Black and Gunmetal Silver.
If you purchase the device in the first two weeks, you’ll get an attractive discount on all three variants. As you can see in the table above, the device will be available at a discount of ₹1,000 during week one and at a discount of ₹500 during week two.