Poco will introduce its new Poco F4 GT this coming Tuesday, 26th April, and it’s basically a rebranded Redmi K50 Gaming that’s currently sold in China. Ahead of the global launch, serial leakster Roland Quandt has dropped high-resolution images of the new flagship gaming smartphone that runs on Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 8 gen 1 chip.
The Poco F4 GT will come in three colours – Black, Silver and Poco Yellow. As a comparison, the Redmi K50 Gaming is offered in Silver, Blue, Black, and dark grey for its Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 variant.
The hardware is expected to be identical to the K50 Gaming which includes a 6.67″ Full HD+ AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. It has a screen refresh rate of 120Hz as well as a touch-sampling rate of 480Hz. As mentioned earlier, it runs on a Snapdragon 8 gen 1 processor and is mated with at least 8GB of RAM and comes with either 128GB or 256GB of internal storage.
In the camera department, the rear is expected to feature a triple-camera setup which consists of a 64MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP macro lens. The camera bump appears to get RGB lighting for a more gamer look. Meanwhile, the punch-hole on the front houses a 20MP selfie camera. Since this is a gaming device, the F4 GT also features tactile shoulder buttons. On top of that, it also has stereo speakers for a better audio experience.
In terms of connectivity, it will support 5G, WiFi 6, NFC and Bluetooth 5.2. As shown on the side view, the device also gets a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Powering the device is a 4,700mAh battery which supports 120W HyperCharge fast charging via USB-C. As confirmed by Poco’s own teaser, the phone will come with an L-angle charging cable which makes it practical to charge while the phone is in used in landscape mode.
#POCOF4GT features the insanely fast 120W HyperCharge!— POCO (@POCOGlobal) April 23, 2022
Champion never waits to get recharged!
Stay tuned for #POCOF4GT global launch event on April 26th at 20:00 GMT+8! #TheapexofPOWER pic.twitter.com/XdOtuOvYnn
We’ll have to wait until this Tuesday for the pricing and availability details. Since this is a Poco-branded device, the F4 GT is expected to be priced competitively against its rivals and it could be the most affordable new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powered gaming smartphone in Malaysia. In China, the Redmi K50 Gaming is priced from CNY3,299 (about RM2,197) for the base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model, while the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant costs CNY3,899 (about RM2,597).