Ever since Xiaomi launched the POCO F1 and left us in awe with its bonkers worth again in August of 2018, followers have been clamoring for a sequel. Xiaomi launched the POCO F2 Pro final yr, however hasn’t given us a correct successor but. It now seems that the firm is lastly able to launch a pure F-series funds flagship known as the POCO F3, whose detailed renders simply bought leaked. And it looks an identical to the Redmi K40 that was launched earlier this yr.
Rebranded…? Well, POCO just isn’t new to this sport!
The leaked POCO F3 renders come courtesy of leakster Ishan Agarwal, who additionally talked about that the cellphone might be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, the identical chipset that ticks inside the Redmi Okay40 as effectively. So, in a nutshell, the POCO F3 will simply be a rebadged model of the Redmi Okay40. But that’s not precisely a brand new tactic. Last yr, the POCO F2 Pro arrived as a rebranded model of the Redmi Okay30. Xiaomi has adopted an analogous renaming technique for telephones bought in the worldwide market, a lot of that are simply renamed fashions that have already been launched in China.
But hey, that’s not essentially a foul factor
Yes, I’d have cherished to see POCO do one thing unique, simply the means they went with their first cellphone. However, if POCO F3 does develop into a Redmi Okay40 rehash, however nonetheless manages to supply it at a aggressive worth that the model is understood for, I’m not complaining. And simply to be clear, the Redmi Okay40 is a terrific gadget by itself, and I’d have bought it in a heartbeat for that candy asking worth.
As for the specs, you get a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED show with a 120Hz refresh charge, 1300 nits of peak brightness, and a powerful 360Hz contact response charge. The display screen is flat and is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5. Inside, you’ll discover the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC that’s paired with as much as 12 gigs of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. A 4,520mAh battery retains the lights on and helps a powerful 33W quick charging.
At the again, you’ll discover a 48MP snapper that may seize slow-mo 1080p movies at a peak body charge of 960FPS. It sits alongside an 8MP ultra-wide-camera, and a 5MP telephoto shooter that additionally doubles as a macro lens. On the entrance, you’ll discover a 20MP sensor to deal with selfies and video calls. Of course, the cellphone helps 5G as effectively, and brings Wi-Fi 6 and NFC to the desk too.