POCO has finally released the F4 GT on the European market. We saw the phone a few weeks earlier in a virtual event. The phone succeeds the POCO F3 GT from last year and is the global edition of the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition. Here, we will walk you through the specs, features, availability, and the expected price of the POCO F4 GT in Nepal.
POCO F4 GT Overview
To start with, the new POCO F4 GT flaunts a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 480Hz touch sampling rate. It supports HDR10+ contents with a 10-bit color depth screen and has also received DisplayMate A+ certification, and the pixel density measures 395. Above the screen, there is a circular punch-hole cutout that holds the front-facing camera.
Likewise, the screen gets its protection from Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. It also has a DCI-P3 color gamut and a 1920Hz high-frequency Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) that reduces the discomfort caused by strobes on the eyes in low-brightness situations. Further, it boasts the HBM brightness level of 800-nits.
The phone weighs 210 grams while the dimension remains 162.5×76.7×8.5mm. The frame is made up of metal – aluminum while the back part of the phone is finished with AG glass. It also has physical magnetic pop-up triggers on the right frame. These are “Magnetic Shoulder Key 2.0” which are claimed to give us a similar feel to that of professional gamepads.
There is an X-shaped pattern that looks very premium. The LED strips inside the camera module light up every time you receive a notification and are customized via MIUI settings. There are three color options available for the device – Stealth Black, Knight Silver, and Cyber Yellow.
Performance and Memory
Powering the device is Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset as we can expect on a new generation gaming smartphone. This is a processor based on a 4nm fabrication process that integrates an octa-core CPU with one Cortex-X2 (@3.00GHz), three Cortex-A710 (@2.50GHz), and four Cortex A510 (@1.80GHz) cores. Further, the graphics depart is handled by none other than Adreno 730 processor.
As per memory, there are two configurations – 8/128GB and 12/256GB of UFS 3.1. Unfortunately, you can’t expand your internal storage since there is no microSD card slot. On the software front, the POCO F4 GT runs on Android 12 on top of MIUI 13.
There are dual vapor chambers covering an area of 4,860 sq. mm. These chambers transfer heat from the chipset, battery, and IC to its heat spreaders. Xiaomi claims to have 20% more efficiency than the last gen here. You can also buy Xiaomi’s metal heat dissipation magnetic shell which leads to even better thermal management.
Under the hood, there is a triple camera setup on a rectangular module lying on the rear panel of K50 Gaming. It has a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and PDAF support, an 8MP ultrawide snapper with a 120-degree field of view, and finally a 2MP lens for macro shots. The module also holds a Dual-LED flash for better night shots which also light up every time you receive a notification. Further, the module has a flicker sensor that helps us in real-time exposure maintenance. It can shoot up to 4K videos at the rate of 30/60 frames per second.
Upfront, there is a 20MP selfie shooter with a Sony INX596 sensor inside the punch-hole cutout. It can also shoot up to 1080p videos at 30/60 frames per second.
Moving on to the audio, there are four stereo speakers (one-one speaker and tweeter combo on each side) which are tuned by JBL with Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio. It emits 24-bit/192kHz audio and is the first phone in the world with a CyberEngine ultra-wideband X-axis vibration motor. This is also the largest haptics motor on an Android smartphone. Unfortunately, this phone lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Battery and Extras
Fueling the device is a medium Li-Po 4,700 battery with 120W fast charging support. According to POCO, the battery will get a 0-100% charge in just 17 minutes. It also has support for Power Deliver 3.0 and Quick Charge 3+. For biometrics, there is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner which is a little bit of disappointment since for this price range it could have been an under-display sensor.
Other sensors include an accelerometer, gyro, compass, and color spectrum. Furthermore, there is Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS [A-GPS, Up to tri-band: GLONASS (1), BDS (3), GALILEO (2), QZSS (2), NavIC], an infrared blaster, and NFC support.
POCO F4 GT Specifications
- Body: 76.7 x 162.5 x 8.5mm, 210 gm
- Display: 6.67-inch AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling rate, 10-bit display, HDR10+, Gorilla Glass Victus, DCI-P3
- Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm)
- Cores: 1x Cortex-X2 (3.0 GHz) + 3x Cortex-A710 (2.5GHz) + 4x Cortex-A510 (1.80GHz)
- GPU: Adreno 730
- Memory: 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage (fixed)
- Software: Android 12 with MIUI 13
- Rear Camera: Triple;
– 64MP Sony IMX686 primary
– 8MP ultra-wide camera, 120º FOV
– 2MP f/2.4 macro camera
- Front Camera: 20MP Sony IMX596 (punch-hole)
- Audio: Quad speakers, Dolby Atmos
- Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
- Sensors: Accelerometer, 360º Ambient Light, Proximity, Gyroscope, Electronic Compass, IR Blaster
- Haptics: CyberEngine ultra-wideband X-axis vibration motor
- Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), Wi-Fi 6e (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / GALILEO / BEIDOU, USB Type-C, 4G LTE, 5G (dual SIM)
- Battery: 4700mAh with 120W fast charging
- Extras: Triggers, 4,860 sq. mm Vapor Chamber Cooling, Tactical RGB Glow
POCO F4 GT Price in Nepal
The handset has launched in the European market where its price starts from EUR 599 for the 8/128GB memory configuration. If the POCO F4 GT ever launches in Nepal, we estimate its price to start around NPR 65,000.
|Model||POCO F4 GT price in Europe||POCO F4 GT price in Nepal (expected)|
|POCO F4 GT (8/128GB)||EUR 599||NPR 65,000|
|POCO F4 GT (12/256GB)||EUR 699||NPR 75,000|