Xiaomi and Realme are fighting to conquer the user’s preference in the various market segments. It’s not uncommon to see these companies teasing each other in various manners. In March, Realme unveiled the Realme GT series with the release of the Realme GT 5G and Realme GT Neo. In a bid to “provoke” its major competitor, Xiaomi will bring its “GT” smartphone that will be dubbed POCO F3 GT. The company posted a video on POCO India YouTube handle teasing “the next F” will be coming soon. According to the 28-second clip, the smartphone will come with MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chip just like the Realme GT Neo which will reach India soon with the Realme X7 Max moniker.
Unfortunately, the arrival date is not set. However, the low-resolution video says “Coming Q3”. It means anywhere between July 1 and September 30. Hopefully, India will have surpassed its worst phase of the pandemic by that date. Besides the new chipset, not much is known about the POCO F3 GT as a smartphone. However, we don’t need to make much effort since this device may come as a Redmi K40 Gaming rebranding. So it’s a gaming smartphone with capable cameras, an AMOLED screen, and hopefully a competitive price.
POCO F3 GT alleged specifications
As a rebranded Redmi K40 Gaming, the POCO F3 GT will pack a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with an 86.3% screen-to-body ratio and 2,400 x 1,080 pixels of resolution. The display is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone also has a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, and 500 nits of typical brightness.
Under the hood, the POCO F3 GT will carry a MediaTek Dimensity MT6893 Dimensity 1200 chipset made on a 6 nm fabrication process. It’s an Octa-Core chip with 1 x ARM Cortex-A78 core clocked at up to 3.0GHz + 3 x ARM Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.6GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2.0 GHz. For graphical tasks, the chip has a Mali-G77 MC9. The handset runs MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11 straight out of the box.
The handset is available in variants with 6GB / 128GB, 8GB / 128GB, 8GB / 256GB, 12GB / 256GB. In terms of optics, the smartphone comes with a 64MP f/1.7 camera, an 8MP ultrawide angle shooter with f/2.2, and a 2MP f/2.4 macro camera. The camera has Dual-LED flash and HDR video recording. The device has a center-aligned punch hole with a 16MP selfie snapper.
The device draws power from a huge 5,065 mAh battery with 67W fast charging. Despite the OLED display, it has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner