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Poco Launch Powerful Gaming Phone With Pop-Up Triggers

Xiaomi spinoff company Poco have announced the F4 GT, a gaming phone that boasts specs comparable to the flagships from Samsung and Motorola and a much smaller apparent price tag of only A$731 for the top model (note: this price should be taken with a pinch of salt). Oh, and did we mentioned it’s got build in magnetic pop-up triggers for gaming?

With real gaming functionality in mind, such as for aiming and shooting in an FPS, Poco claim to have pressed their “levitating magnetic pop-up triggers,” over 1.5 million times in testing with over 100 games. Outside of gaming, the buttons can be used as shortcuts for things like the camera or other features.

The Poco F4 GT makes use of the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, the same one found in the Samsung Galaxy S22 range and the Motorola Edge 30 Pro. Alongside this, it has options for 8GB of Ram and 128GB of storage, or 12GB of Ram and 256GB of storage for a little more. Paired with an advanced cooling system and a sporty, flamboyant exterior, it really does follow the blueprint of a high-end gaming PC.

Credit: Poco via MMORPG

The display is a 6.67-inch AMOLED with 10-bit colour and a 120Hz refresh rate. Ensuring mobile gamers can be competitive, the screen boasts a 480Hz touch sampling rate.

Outside of gaming, the Poco is still an impressive phone. It has a perfectly reasonable 4,700mAh battery which comes paired with Xiaomi’s impressive 120W HyperCharge system, which will apparently fully charge the phone from flat in 17 minutes. It also, according to electrorates, has a 64MP main camera, with 8MP and 2MP sensors, as well as a 20MP front camera, capable of filming at 4K @ 30fps, or 1080p up to 240fps.

Poco are relatively unestablished in the Australian phone market, and there is currently no news regarding its release in Australia, meaning those interested may need to look at international models. The Poco F4 GT has been released in the UK as of today.

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