Poco F3 will be the rebranded Redmi K40 for global markets

Vlad, 02 March 2021

Ever since Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi made the K40 series official in China last week, we've been hearing rumors that one or more of its members would be released in global markets under the Poco brand - a prior certification attested as much.

Now this phone has also been certified by the US FCC, and the mystery has been cleared up. The Poco F3 will be the Redmi K40 for global markets. This makes us think that there will also be a Poco F3 Pro, which would be either a rebranded Redmi K40 Pro or K40 Pro+, but there's no information on that one yet.

Redmi K40, soon to be Poco F3 Redmi K40, soon to be Poco F3

Back to the Poco F3. This model, like the Redmi K40, is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 870 chipset with 5G support, and it has between 6 and 12 GB of RAM, as well as 128/256GB of storage that isn't expandable. On the rear there's a triple camera setup with a 48 MP main shooter, an 8 MP ultrawide, and a 5 MP macro cam, while for selfies you get a 20 MP shooter. The phone has a 4,520 mAh battery with 33W fast charging (zero to full in under an hour).

The screen is a 6.67-inch 1080x2400 120Hz Super AMOLED covered with Gorilla Glass 5, and the K40 runs Android 11 with MIUI 12 on top. Depending on exactly when it launches internationally, the Poco F3 may have MIUI 12.5 from day one.

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  • Anonymous

i can't wait for k40 pro to be released outside china

  • sq2013

They're doing a good job then I guess. Good branding triggers subliminal links with other good things and come on, who doesn't like tortilla chips? Also good branding is memorable. It sticks in your head and you can't seem to get it ou...

I would like just one thing, something slightly better than an 8 megapixel ultrawide, like 12-13. How expensive can it be? 8MP for a wide field of view are not adequate.

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