It’s been a long time coming, but Poco is finally launching a “proper” F-series phone in India. The phone, which is called the Poco F3 GT, is, in many ways, the first true successor to the F1 from 2018. It will have some big shoes to fill. “As time has progressed, the F1 has taken more and more of a legendary kind of a status,” Poco India country director Anuj Sharma tells Financial Express Online. “It will be hard to fill those shoes, but I hope we’ve given something to at least the Poco fans who have been waiting for a long time and made their wait worthwhile.”
Looking at the Poco F3 GT and everything it is bringing to the table, it seems Poco has its work cut out. The F1, despite its cult status, was far from being perfect. It had a wonky design and terrible cameras. The thing couldn’t even stream Netflix in high definition initially. And yet, here we are, three years later, talking fondly about it. “There are not too many compromises in the F3 GT now versus what used to be or what was the case with the F1,” Sharma says.
The new phone may have a very gamer-y vibe to it, replete with retractable shoulder buttons and accent lighting, but it isn’t going overboard or anything. It wants to appeal to the average user too. It has a 6.67-inch 1080p AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 480Hz touch sampling; MediaTek’s Density 1200 system-on-chip paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB UFS3.1 storage, and a ginormous 5,065mAh battery with 67W fast charging. The phone is stacked to a T.