The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition looks like a pretty impressive device, but unfortunately it is exclusively Chinese. Well, not anymore, I guess. The Gaming Edition of the Redmi K40 will head to India as the POCO F3 GT, a move envisioned by POCO India in May. And while there’s hope it becomes one of those rare POCO design devices rather than a re -brand, here it is.
I must say that I am not against the idea. The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is indeed an impressive gaming -oriented smartphone, and is Xiaomi’s first attempt at physical triggers. The POCO F3 GT will feature the same physical triggers as they call Maglev Triggers, and they can be pulled to the body when not in use to protect them from damage via a physical switch. It must sound very interesting.
The rest of the POCO F3 GT specs are also perfect for gaming, with a 120Hz 10-bit AMOLED display that also supports HDR10 +, built-in stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and a variety of microphones and antennas to offer the best experience even while you hold the smartphone in landscape conditions. The only disappointment may be the lack of headphone jacks, but I think most people would agree with that.
Under the framework we get the flagship MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset with plenty of RAM and storage, though POCO India has yet to announce the exact configuration that will be available. You can see the specifications of the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition / POCO F3 GT below:
Redmi K40 Game Edition / Specifications POCO F3 GT
- Dimensity 1200, octa-core up to 3.0GHz, 6nm FinFET
- RAM up to 12GB LPDDR4x
- Storage up to 256GB UFS 3.1
- 6.67 display FHD + 120Hz OLED display, 480Hz touch sampling
- 64MP f / 1.7 + 8MP f / 2.2 ultra wide + 2MP f / 2.4
- 16MP selfie camera
- 5065mAh battery, 67W fast charging
- 6GB / 128GB – 1999 CNY (~ RM1263)
8GB / 128GB – 2199 CNY (~ RM1389)
8GB / 256GB – 2399 CNY (~ RM1516)
12GB / 128GB – 2699 CNY (~ RM1705)
The POCO F3 GT will be launched in India on July 23, which is just five days away. I am confident it will enter Malaysia soon, as it will be the most affordable gaming smartphone we have here. We have the POCO X3 GT aka Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G certified by SIRIM, so the bright future for the POCO GT series is here.
Here are a few trivial things for you. The base of the Redmi K40 aka POCO F3 here in Malaysia, is available in India as the Xiaomi Mi 11X, so it’s a bit weird to see the Redmi K40 Game Edition come back as the POCO F3 GT instead of putting it under the Xiaomi brand, but hey, I’m not complaining. You know I love POCO.
Pokdepinion: I really hope the POCO F3 GT enters Malaysia … I will probably replace my POCO F2 Pro with it.