Xiaomi Poco F4 GT Makes its Global Debut; Flagship Performance, Stunning Display

Faisal Rasool

The Poco F4 GT dropped on schedule yesterday as an international variant of the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition. The F4 GT offers a price-to-value ratio that’s tough to beat like the recently launched Poco M4 Pro 4G. That puts it squarely in the ‘flagship-killer’ category which catapulted the brand into success in the first place. 

First off, the Xiaomi Poco F4 GT has the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip at its heart. It’s the latest and greatest flagship experience that Qualcomm has to offer. And the Poco F4 GT is one of the most affordable phones to rock this chipset. You’ll be hard-pressed to make this processor sweat even with the most demanding gaming titles. 

Plus, a colossal dual vapor chamber system keeps the performance from throttling. It’s also needed to support the blistering 120W Smart HyperCharge technology the Poco F4 GT uses. Poco promises to recharge the 4700 mAh battery inside the phone to 100% capacity in just 17 minutes! Also, the 120W power brick comes bundled in the box.

A gaming phone will not be complete without a flagship-grade display. And the latest addition to the Xiaomi catalog delivers on that promise too. We’re looking at a 6.67” flat AMOLED that refreshes at 120Hz and responds at a sensitive 480Hz touch sampling rate. Built-in dimming features protect your eyes, TrueColor produces precise colors, and the 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio delivers punchy, sharp contrast.

Four speakers (count them four) create an immersive stereo field. And a 3-mic array picks up audio. Magnetic pop-up triggers are mounted on the shoulder to mimic the gaming controller experience. They’re compatible with 100+ gaming titles. Plus, you can manually map them to games or shortcuts. Haptics are advertised to be realistic and lifelike. The accents on the camera plate light up when you receive calls, messages, or notifications. And UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 RAM significantly cut down on loading times. 

Lastly, the camera system on the Poco F4 GT is made of 64 MP wide, 8MP ultra-wide, and 2MP macro shooters. The fingerprint scanner is side-mounted. And Gorilla Glass Victus protects the phone. The 8GB+128GB trim starts from EUR 599 (~ Rs. 118,800.) And the 12GB + 256GB edition is priced at EUR 699 (~ Rs. 138,700.)


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