POCO F3 to launch globally as rebranded Redmi K40, FCC and IMEI listings confirm

POCO F3 specifications could include a 120Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 870, and a 4,520mAh battery.

  • POCO F3 will be the global version of Redmi K40
  • The handset has bagged the FCC certification with the model number M2012K11AG
  • 5G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, and MIUI 12 OS confirmed

POCO F3 launch seems to be imminent now that the smartphone has received the FCC certification. The POCO phone will be the global version of the Redmi K40 that launched in China. The Xiaomi M2012K11AG model has appeared as a POCO phone on FCC and IMEI database, as spotted by Mukul Sharma. The FCC listing shows the phone will have 5G, 4G LTE, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity. It will run MIUI 12 out of the box. POCO F3 India launch is also expected and it seems the phone may arrive later this month or in April.

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Also read: POCO F2/ F3 (Redmi K40 global) Asia launch imminent


The handset with the same model number had already received Indonesian Telecom certification, TUV Rheinland, EEC certifications. Redmi phones debuting in global markets under POCO branding isn’t new. In the past, we’ve seen Redmi K30 Pro being rebranded as POCO F2 Pro and vanilla Redmi K30 launching as POCO X2 in a few markets, including India. Unfortunately, the POCO F3 launch timeline remains under wraps, for now, but we hope to learn more details going forward.

Redmi K40 specifications

Redmi K40 sports a 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch response, and punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper. It is powered by the Snapdragon 870 SoC coupled with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage that is expandable via a microSD card. It runs on Android 11-based MIUI 12 custom skin out of the box. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and USB Type-C for charging and data transfer.

As for the cameras, Redmi K40 features a triple-camera setup at the back with a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 5MP macro lens. There is a 20MP camera on the front for selfies and video chats. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. A 4,520mAh battery with 33W fast-charging support fuels the phone. Redmi K40 also has stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, High-Res audio, and an IP53 rating for dust and water-resistance. Redmi K40 price in China starts at RMB 1,999 (approx Rs 22,400). POCO F3 specifications and price should be similar to the Redmi K40.