Finally, Poco India has launched its next smartphone in the Poco F series. Yes, you heard it right, It’s Poco’s smartphone under the F series. While not being a Poco F2, it’s the Poco F3 GT smartphone. The Poco F3 GT is a gaming-oriented smartphone with some interesting specifications like RGB lights around the camera module and gaming triggers.
Poco G3 GT; Pricing
The Poco F3 GT comes in 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB and 12GB+256GB variant in India. The 6GB RAM variant is priced at ₹26,999, the 8GB RAM variant is priced at ₹28,999 and the 12GB variant is priced at ₹30,999. The device will be available in Predator Black and Gunmetal Silver color variants.
Also, the company has introduced something called MRP “MAD REVERSE PRICING” to be specific, under this, If anyone buys the device in its first week of sale i.e. Till August 12th, they will be able to buy the device at ₹25,999 for 6GB, ₹27999 for 8GB and ₹29,999 for 12GB respectively. And if anyone buys the device in its second week of sale, i.e. Till August 9th, one will be able t purchase the device at ₹26,499, ₹28,499, and ₹30,499 respectively. And after that, normal launch pricing will be applied. The device will be soon available to purchase via Flipkart starting 26th July. The Pre-order will start from 24th July 12 noon onwards. Additionally, there is an Extra ₹1000 discount using ICICI Bank Cards till 29th July 2021.
Specifications and Features
The Poco F3 GT flaunts a flexible OLED screen that packs a 6.67-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED display. The display has a 120Hz refresh rate, a three-finger 480Hz touch sampling rate, a DCI-P3 color gamut, and HDR10+ certification. Up to 500 nits (typical brightness). There is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both sides of the phone. It measures Dimensions: 161.94x 76.93 x 8.3mm; Weight: 205g.
It is powered by Up to 3GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Dimensity 1200 6nm processor with ARM G77 MC9 GPU. It comes paired with up to 12GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. There is liquid cooling and specially designed Wi-Fi and 5G antennas to make sure that you remain connected while gaming. As expected, there is a Game Mode that you can turn on to customize your gaming experience.
On the back is a triple-camera setup. There is a pulsating ambient light around the camera module. It can switch between different colors and also doubles up as a notification LED. It includes a 64MP rear camera with f/1.65 aperture, LED flash, 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP telemacro camera with f/2.4 aperture. The phone is the first in the industry to use an ultra-low dispersion optical glass lens. Upfront, there is a 16MP camera on the front for selfies and video chats.
The gaming phone comes with an IP53 rating to offer splash resistance. Other notable features include its Side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security and an Infrared sensor. The phone also has Hi-Res Audio (wired and wireless), a 3-mic design (top, side, and bottom), and an x-axis linear motor.
Connectivity features include 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.1 (Bluetooth 5.2 in Pro), GPS (L1 + L5), NavIC, NFC, USB Type-C for charging and data transfer, and support for AAC, LDAC, and LHDC codecs.
The Poco F3 GT packs a 5,065mAh (Typical) battery with 66W fast charging. The phone also supports Quick Charge 3.0 and Power Delivery 3.0. It features RGB lighting and gaming details and also adopts a low-key and restrained overall appearance. The phone runs Android 11-based MIUI 12 custom skin out of the box.