Xiaomi usually launches its gaming phones under the Black Shark brand, but today Xiaomi’s sub-brand Poco has entered the gaming phone market in Nepal with its new Poco F3 GT. As the name suggests, it’s a gaming iteration of the already unveiled Poco F3 but borrows its specs and design cues from the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition.
As you would expect from a gaming smartphone, the Poco F3 GT offers a 120Hz refresh rate screen with a 480Hz touch sampling rate, shoulder triggers aka Maglev Triggers with tactical RGB glow, and to back it all up a 5,000mAh battery which is expected to last at least 7-8 hours of gaming load — not to mention it fully charges in just 42 minutes with its 67W fast charging.
Under the hood is the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset, also seen on the recently unveiled OnePlus Nord 2, coupled up with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. There’s also a 6GB and 12GB RAM variant but Poco hasn’t said anything about its availability in Nepal.
- 6.67-inch screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution, 395 ppi pixel density, 20:9 aspect ratio
- 120Hz refresh rate; 480Hz touch sampling rate
- MediaTek Dimensity 1200
- 8GB RAM / 12GB RAM
- 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
- 5,00mAh battery with 67W fast charging; no wireless charging
- IP53 rating against water splash
- Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
- Maglev Triggers
- Android 11; MIUI 12.5 for Poco
- Triple rear-cameras: 64MP 1/1.20″ sensor with f/1.7 aperture and PDAF + 8MP ultra-wide, f/2.2, 120-degree FoV + 2MP macro, f/2.4
- 16MP selfie camera
- JBL Tuned stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support
Of course, you get graphene, graphite, and a vapor chamber to dissipate the heat, however, there are no other accessories to complement it.
To make your gaming experience enjoyable the phone offers a pretty huge 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution with 10-bit colors, HDR10+ support, and a DCI-P3 color gamut. Not to forget the 120Hz refresh rate.
You definitely shouldn’t buy a gaming phone for its camera but the Poco F3 GT leaves no stone unturned in this regard as it comes with a 64MP 1/2.0-inch Quad-Bayer main camera in case you need it. There’s an 8MP ultrawide sensor, and a 2MP macro lens accompanying it.
In terms of audio, the phone has JBL-tuned stereo speakers with support for Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos. It also comes with an IP53 rating against water splashes.
Poco F3 GT Price in Nepal and Availability
The Poco F3 GT is only available in the 8GB/256GB variant in Nepal for a price of NPR 56,999. The phone will be available for purchase across Xiaomi stores located all over Nepal soon and Daraz Online Shopping.