POCO just launched the POCO X3, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone in the X series, and the successor of the popular POCO X2 in India. Earlier this month, POCO held a global unveil event to announce the POCO X3 NFC smartphone. The handset was made official today in India through a dedicated launch event. Unlike the global edition, the smartphone has arrived in India as POCO X3. Also, the Indian variant is slightly different from its global edition.

POCO X3 specifications and features

The POCO X3 sports a 6.67″ IPS LCD screen that supports a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10, a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, and a touch sampling rate of up to 240Hz. The display protected with IP53 rated chassis and Gorilla Glass 5. In terms of security, the device features a Side-mounted Fingerprint scanner and Face Unlock as well.

It is powered by Octa-Core (2.3GHz Dual + 1.8GHz Hexa Kryo 470 CPUs) Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G 8nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 618 GPU chipset fuels the POCO X3 with 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB / 128GB (UFS 2.1) and 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory up to 256GB.

The global edition of the POCO X3 NFC features a 5,160mAh battery. The India edition is backed by a larger 6,000mAh battery.  The retail package of the device includes a 33W fast charger. The LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus available on the POCO X3 has a 70 percent larger heat pipe and multiple layers of graphite sheet. The upgraded heat dissipation will allow the POCO X3 to run 6 degrees Celsius cooler than the previous generation.

The rear-facing quad-camera system of the POCO X3 features a 64MP primary camera with LED Flash using Sony IMX682 sensor, f/1.89 aperture, 13MP 119° ultra-wide sensor with 1.12μm, f/2.2 aperture, 2MP depth, and 2MP 4cm macro sensor with 1.75μm, f/2.4 aperture. The display 3.8mm punch-hole houses a 20MP selfie snapper.

It has a renewed textured rear for a better grip along with a large-sized logo. Its other features include a microSD card slot, dual stereo speakers, AI face unlock, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, an IR blaster, dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB-C, and a 3.5mm headphone slot.

The phone boots to MIUI 12 and POCO Launcher enabled Android 10 OS that is devoid of ads.

POCO X3 Price & Availability in India

The POCO X3 comes in two colors such as Shadow Grey and Cobalt Blue. Here is the pricing of the different variants of the POCO X3:

  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB  – Rs 16,999
  • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB  – Rs 18,499
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB  – Rs 19,999

The first sale of the phone will be carried at 12 PM IST on Sept. 29 through Flipkart.