Poco announced the global launch of the new flagship Poco F4 GT smartphone — a gadget specifically geared for gamers that debuted in China a while ago as the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition.
The Poco F4 GT has a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD resolution and a frame rate of up to 120 Hz. Inside is Qualcomm’s current top chip, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with LiquidCool Technology 3.0. This chip offers CPU performance that is 20% faster and GPU performance that is 50% higher. Accompanied with this chip — 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage, which improves sequential write speed by up to 25%.
One notable feature of the Poco F4 GT is the slide-out shoulder buttons that users can use while gaming. Poco describes these as “magnetic pop-up triggers” — they can be activated using two sliders on the right side of the smartphone and, according to Poco, should withstand up to 1.5 million clicks. These buttons can be customized for specific functions, replacing on-screen controls. They can also be used for everyday functions, for example, to activate the camera, record the screen or turn on the flashlight.
The Poco F4 GT, in its rear part, moves away from the design line that we have been seeing in the catalogue of the Xiaomi sub-brand. The mobile embraces premium build materials, with glass on the back and aluminium on its sides.
It is compatible with HDR10 +, although not with Dolby Vision. It is a fairly bright panel, behaving especially well outdoors. The work with automatic brightness is outstanding, one of the best we’ve seen.
A triple camera is installed on the back, whose main lens has 64 megapixels. In addition, there is a super-wide-angle lens with 8 megapixels and a macro lens with 2 megapixels.
The Poco F4 GT comes with 120W HyperCharge charging and a 4,700 mAh battery with two cells. This means that the smartphone can be charged from zero to 100 percent in just 17 minutes. When gaming, the charging time for a full charge is 27 minutes. MTW (Multiple Tab Winding) technologies, along with a dual charging design, helps improve charging efficiency while gaming.
Poco F4 GT will be available in three colors — black, silver and yellow, and cost 600 euros with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The model with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB memory is available for 700 euros. Both smartphones will go on sale on April 26, 2022.
In addition to the F4 GT, Poco also introduced completely wireless in-ear headphones, Poco Buds Pro and the Poco Watch smartwatch. Unlike smartphones, neither prices nor release dates are known.