Poco reveals a phone with triggers like a game controller

A custom header image for the Poco F4 GT showing two images separated vertically. On the left, the backs of three Poco F4 GTs, one silver, one black, and one yellow. On the right, the front of a Poco F4 GT, it's screensaver glowing on a dark background.

Poco announced today its latest flagship phone, the Poco F4 GT. The Xiaomi subsidiary is known for making phones designed for playing games, and that’s definitely the case with the F4 GT. Alongside a host of other features, the standout is definitely the new pop-up magnetic triggers on the side of the phone, designed to replicate a controller.

The Poco F4 GT has a new haptic engine, the top-of-the-range Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, and 120W charging. This comes with features from some of their previous phones, like the 6.67 inch 120Hz AMOLED display and 64mp main camera, alongside macro and ultrawide lenses. These are all welcome additions, alongside the quad-speaker set-up, that look to make this a real high-end competitor among other gaming phones.

Poco also continues its trend of making very good value phones, with this phone already available for as low as $600/£500. Only time will tell if the Poco F4 GT can live up to all these headline features, but if our Poco X4 Pro 5G review is anything to go by, that should be the case.

You can check out the announcement tweet below.

Poco also announced its first earphones and watch. The first is the Poco Buds Pro Genshin Impact Edition, which, as far as I can tell, is a rebrand of the Genshin Impact Redmi Airdots 3 Pro (Redmi and Poco are both subsidiaries of Xiaomi, so no surprise there). Their design is based on Genshin Impact’s Klee, with her voice lines also tied to device-specific occurrences like low battery, and they cost around $70/£60.

The Poco Watch looks to be a Mi Watch Lite in disguise (maybe I’m being too sceptical). Still, with blood oxygen monitoring, fitness tracking, and a pretty sleek design – all for around $80/£70 – it looks to continue the value-for-money trend that Poco has been on.

That’s all we’ve got on the Poco F4 GT launch event. For a look at a competitor, check out our Asus ROG 5s Pro review to see why we loved it so much.