Poco F3 gets FCC certification, launching as a global version of Redmi K40

We are also expecting a super aggressive pricing

A few days ago, the Redmi K40 series went official in the Chinese market that includes three devices – K40, K40 Pro, and K40 Pro+. Among these three, it won’t be wrong to say that the vanilla K40 is the most interesting deal because for a price equivalent to around $300, this phone packs the flagship-grade Snapdragon 870 5G SOC, a 120Hz E4 OLED panel, 33W fast charging, Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back, and more. Well, now, FCC Certification has revealed that Redmi K40 is launching in the global market as the Poco F3.

Last year as well, a lot of Redmi devices were rebranded as Poco phones and launched in various markets. For example, the flagship Poco F2 Pro was a global version of the Redmi K30 Pro.

So now that it is clear that the Poco F3 is the Redmi K40, we also know the specs. F3 has a 6.67-inch E4 OLED panel from Samsung with a 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 1,300 nits. There is Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G SOC paired with 6/8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. Under the hood, there is a 4,520mAh battery that can be charged rapidly, thanks to 33W fast charging support.

The triple camera setup isn’t fascinating because there is the same 48 Megapixel Sony IMX582 sensor that was present on 2019’s Redmi K20. This primary sensor is paired with an 8 Megapixel ultrawide and a 5 Megapixel macro camera. There is a 20 Megapixel shooter on the front.

Poco F3 has stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, a side-facing fingerprint scanner, and no 3.5mm headphone jack.

Well, the pricing of the Poco F3 is still a mystery, but in China, Redmi K30 launched at a starting price equivalent to around $300. So we can expect the Poco F3 to start at a price under $350.