Poco F4 GT launch set for April 26, Geekbench listing suggests Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC
The new Poco phone will be launched through a virtual event that will be held on the company's official social media channels
Poco F4 GT is all set to hit the global market on April 26. The new Poco phone will be launched through a virtual event that will be held on the company's official social media channels. The Redmi K50 Gaming Edition is largely being speculated to be rebranded as Poco F4 GT.
The Redmi K50 Gaming Edition features a 120Hz refresh rate display, triple rear camera setup, and a 4,700mAh battery with 120W fast wired charging support. Separately, a Xiaomi smartphone with model number Xiaomi 21121210G appeared on the Geekbench benchmarking site.
The listing is believed to be of the Poco F4 GT. The smartphone is shown with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and 11GB RAM. Poco F4 GT will succeed Poco F3 GT.
The Poco F4 GT will be launched globally on April 26 at 8pm GMT (1:30am IST) at a virtual event streamed live via the company's YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook channels. The brand also reportedly started sending media invites for the launch. However, the price details and specifications of the upcoming phone are not known at this moment.
Separately, a Xiaomi smartphone has been spotted on the Geekbench website with model number 21121210G. The listing is thought to be of Poco F4 GT. The smartphone has scored 1,235 points in single-core testing and 3,555 points in multi-core testing.
The listing suggests 11GB of RAM in the upcoming device. As per the Geekbench listing, the phone will run on Android 12 as well. As per the listing, an octa-core chipset with the codename 'taro' will power the phone.
It shows a prime CPU core with a maximum clock speed of 3.0GHz, three cores capped at 2.50GHz and four cores capped at 1.79GHz. All these indicate the presence of a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset on the upcoming Poco F4 GT.
To recall, Redmi K50 Gaming Edition was launched in China. The price of the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition starts at CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs. 39,000) for the base 8GB + 128GB storage model.
Poco F4 GT and Redmi K50 Gaming Edition will have identical specifications if the former is indeed a rebranded device.
Poco F4 GT specifications (expected)
The dual-SIM Redmi K50 Gaming Edition runs Android 12-based MIUI 13 and features a 6.67-inch full HD+ (1,080x2,400 pixels) AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC with IO Turbo, paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
Redmi K50 Gaming Edition smartphone features a triple rear camera setup headlined by a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter. For selfies, there is a 20-megapixel Sony IMX596 sensor. Redmi K50 Gaming Edition packs up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage and has a 4,700mAh battery with support for 120W fast wired charging.