Thursday, June 1, 2023

New POCO F4 GT: this Xiaomi superstar arrives with triggers to play like never before

POCO, the sub-brand of Xiaomi, has presented this Tuesday the LITTLE F4 GTa mobile phone that inaugurates the POCO F4 series and that, in addition, focuses on a very particular market segment: the gamer.

To understand this mobile, before even talking about its technical specifications, it is essential to do two appraisals that provide some context:

  • That this mobile is called POCO F4 GT instead of simply POCO F4 suggests that, unlike previous years, we will see other variants of the POCO F4 series in the future.
  • Likewise, that this phone puts the focus on the market of the gaming In such an obvious way, it also suggests that there will be another POCO F4 for those people who do not need those characteristic elements that this phone has.

This mobile, therefore, not to be judged as a successor to the POCO F3 which has given such good results to the Chinese company. Actually, it’s kind of spinoff. That real successor to the POCO F3, although Xiaomi has not confirmed it yet, will probably come later.

Why is the POCO F4 GT designed for gamers?

Exposed this context, what does the POCO F4 GT offer to conquer that public that uses their phone to play for hours? Mainly three things:

  • Qualcomm’s most advanced processor. That is to say: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Almost all high-end mobiles of 2022 incorporate this processor. But what is relevant about this chip is not only the level of performance that it is capable of delivering. In a mobile like this, focused on gaming, the work that Qualcomm does together with many video game developers so that their titles are specially optimized for these chips is also important.
  • Magnetic physical triggers. POCO has implemented a pretty clever trigger system. On the side of the POCO F4 GT there are two sliders that make two magnetic triggers emerge with a pretty good touch. According to POCO, these have been optimized to work properly with more than 100 games. When no game is running, you can easily hide them.
  • A screen with excellent response. On a screen, parameters such as image quality or resolution always have weight. But on mobile gaming like the POCO F4 GT, the response speed of the panel becomes an even more important parameter than the image fidelity. POCO, aware of this, has mounted a panel that refreshes at a maximum of 120 Hz and that, in addition, has a 480 Hz touch panel on it, so it detects any touch we make on the screen faster.

Also taking care of the details

But the virtues of LITTLE F4 GT they don’t end there. The phone has many other details clearly intended for the world gaming. For example:

  • The speakers of the POCO F4 GT have been positioned in such a way that they are not obstructed when the phone is used horizontally (gaming).
  • The charging cable has an L-shaped connector, so you can play video games while the phone is charging without the cable getting in the way.
  • The loading speed, on the other hand, is one of the fastest – if not the fastest – on the market. It can reach up to 120 watts of power, a figure even higher than that received by a laptop like the MacBook Pro. In a mobile like the POCO F4 GT, focused on the gaming, this technology has special value, because the battery is discharged quickly when the phones are used to play games. According to POCO data, the phone recharges from 0 to 100% in 27 minutes if it is playing and in 17 minutes if it is idle.
  • Another key factor for gaming is the refrigeration. Otherwise, the chip slows down after a while. In this POCO F4 GT we do not have an extravagant solution with fans, but the brand has implemented the LiquidCool 3.0 system that promises to “evacuate” as much heat as possible.
Little F4 GT

What other features does the POCO F4 GT have?

Beyond everything mentioned, the POCO F4 GT presents the following technical characteristics:

Features of the POCO F4 GT
Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Storage 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1
Screen 6.67 inches, flat, AMOLED, FHD +, up to 120 Hz, 480 Hz touch panel, up to 800 nits of brightness, DCI-P3, HDR10 + and Gorilla Glass Victus glass
main chamber 64-megapixel sensor with 0.8-micron pixels and an f/1.9 aperture lens
wide angle camera 8 megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture lens
macro camera 2 megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture lens
Frontal camera 20 megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture lens
connectivity 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC and USB-C
Battery 4,700mAh
upload speed 120W
Biometrics Fingerprint sensor on the side

When will the POCO F4 GT go on sale? What price will it have? Where can it be purchased?

The POCO F4 GT will be available in two memory configurations and three different colors: black, silver and yellow. Their prices and distribution channels are as follows:

  • POCO F4 GT with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage: 599 euros. Available on Amazon and Po.Co.
  • POCO F4 GT with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage: 699 euros. Available at Amazon, Po.Co and Media Markt.

The two versions, in addition, can be purchased from this Tuesday 26 until the 29th with a discount of 100 euros on the previously indicated price. It will therefore be possible to buy the cheapest POCO F4 GT for 499 euros.


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