PTA Tax & Currency Devaluation Crumbles Pakistani Mobile Market!

PTA Tax and currency devaluation have crumbled the Pakistani market. Recently, POCO F4 has been launched alongside the X4 GT in the global market. F4 is a rebranded version of the Redmi K40s. Furthermore, the F4 brings design changes and minor upgrades over its predecessor.

The POCO F3 was an instant hit due to its value proposition in Pakistan. The device is still selling in Pakistan. The X4 GT is a direct sequel to the X3 GT. It is not yet known when these devices will launch in Pakistan. There is a strong chance they will not launch in the country. We’ll come to that later.


Firstly, the POCO F4 offers a new design. It comes with flat edges and a sleek body of only 7.7mm thick. However, the display is more or less the same as the last generation. It is a 6.67″ AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate protected by Gorilla Glass 5. In addition, it also features Dolby Vision. Furthermore, the device is powered by the Snapdragon 870 which is paired with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 internal storage.

The phone packs a 4500 mAh battery with 67W fast charging. Moreover, it features a 64MP main camera at the rear that will be OIS-supported. It is accompanied by an 8MP and a 2MP sensor. The front-facing camera is a 20MP sensor. F4 also features dual speakers and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Lastly, the device has an X-axis motor for haptic feedback as well.


The device features a 6.6″ FHD+ 144Hz LCD panel. In addition, it also has a variable refresh rate. Furthermore, the X4 GT is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8100. It comes with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Moreover, the device has a 5080 mAh battery with 67W fast charging support. In addition to the side-mounted fingerprint scanner, it also has dual stereo speakers and an IP53 rating as well. The rear camera system has a 64MP main sensor. It is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP macro. The front-facing camera is a 20MP lens. Lastly, the device will be running on Android 12-based MIUI 13.


The POCO F4 starts at EUR 349 for the 6GB+128GB variant. Moreover, the 8GB+256GB variant is priced at EUR 400. On the other hand, the X4 GT starts at EUR 299 for the 8GB+128GB model, and the 8GB+256GB variant will cost you EUR 349.

Launch In Pakistan

Due to recent hike in PTA taxes and the rising dollar rates, these phone might not launch in Pakistan. POCO always keeps their prices close to global pricing in Pakistan. In these tough economic times, this might not be possible. The insanely high taxation and devaluation of the Pakistani rupee, we might not get these awesome devices. This is really sad news for Pakistani consumers. They have been left hopeless. Let’s hope things get better and Pakistan and they get the value they deserve.


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