Poco M3 officially launched in India. Earlier today, the company unveiled the device through an online event. The device has few merits from its global variant, which debuted globally back in November 2020. As for the Indian Variant, they have increased the RAM variant and the kept the pricing similar to its predecessor Poco M2 which was launched last year.
Poco M3: Specifications
The Poco M3 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC which is based on 11nm architecture. The performance will more or be similar from its predecessor Poco M2 which came with MediTek Helio G80 SoC. It is also coupled with up to 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB internal storage based on UFS 2.2 storage. Further, you can also expand the storage via a dedicated microSD card slot which is expandable up to 512GB.
Moving towards the front, the device flaunts a 6.53″ FHD+ LCD display along with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It features a 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution. It also comes with Widevine L1 out of the box and TUV Rheinland’s Low Blue Light Certification as well. The screen size as well the FHD+ resolution remains similar to its predecessor.
For optics, the device houses a triple camera setup which includes a 48MP primary camera with f/1.79 aperture, a 2MP Macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. Whereas, at the front, the device houses an 8MP camera for selfie. The Indian variant misses out on the much needed ultrawide camera as well. Considering the fact that its predecessor came with an ultra-wide lens. None the less, they offered a large 48MP primary camera, which is a big upgrade from the 13MP primary sensor which came with its predecessor.
The Poco M3 comes with a gigantic 6000mAh battery which supports 18W quick charge. It is a significant upgrade from its predecessor Poco M2, which came with a 5000mAh battery.
In addition, the smartphone also features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual speakers, IR blaster. Connectivity-wise, it features Dual SIM support, VoLTE support, Bluetooth 5.1, and Wi-Fi.
Pricing and availability
Similar to its Global variants, the Poco M3 has launched in India with three colours – Poco Yellow, Cool Blue and Power Black. As for its pricing, it is launched at ₹10,999 ($150) for its 6GB+64GB variant and ₹11,999 for its 6GB+128GB ($165) variant. Not only that, customers with ICICI Credit cards can avail ₹1000 discount on both variants. However, the offer is only valid for the first sale only.