POCO X3 Pro launches in India as a spiritual successor to the original POCO F1

POCO X3 Pro launches in India as a spiritual successor to the original POCO F1

After launching the POCO X3 Pro and POCO F3 globally last week, POCO is now bringing the POCO X3 Pro to the Indian shores. The earlier models in the series, the POCO X2 and POCO X3 have been quite popular in the mid-range space and the company is hoping to repeat the same magic with the latest entry in the POCO X series. Though the POCO X3 Pro may seem like just a carbon copy of the POCO X3 from the outside, it packs much more powerful hardware on the inside. POCO is positioning the POCO X3 Pro as a spiritual successor to the OG POCO F1 and as far as raw hardware and pricing are concerned, it does appear to be a fitting “successor”, packing the powerful Snapdragon 860 SoC, much faster UFS 3.1 flash storage, a 12oHz display and more.

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POCO X3 Pro: Specifications

SpecificationPOCO X3 Pro
Build
  • Phantom Black, Frost Blue, Metal Bronze
  • 2.5D curved glass front, 3D curved back
  • Gorilla Glass 6 on front
Dimensions and Weight
  • 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4mm
  • 215g
Display
  • 6.67-inch IPS LCD
  • Full HD+ resolution
  • Centered hole-punch cutout
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 240Hz touch sampling rate
  • 450 nits brightness
  • 1500:1 contrast ratio
  • HDR10
SoC
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 860:
    • Octa-core Kryo 485 CPU cores (Up to 2.96GHz)
    • 7nm
  • Adreno 640 GPU
RAM and Storage
  • 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X
  • 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 UFS 3.1 flash storage
  • MicroSD card support
Battery & Charging
  • 5,160 mAh battery
  • 33W fast charger (inside the box)
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 48MP, f/1.79, 1/2″ sensor
  • Secondary: 8MP, Ultra Wide, f/2.2, 119°
  • Tertiary: 2MP, macro, f/2.4, 4cm fixed focus
  • Quarternary: 2MP, depth sensor, f/2.4
Front Camera
  • 20MP
Ports
  • USB Type-C port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi 5
  • NFC
  • IR Blaster
  • Dual-SIM support
  • Bands:
    • 2G GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    • 3G WCDMA: B1, 2, 4, 5, 8
    • 4G LTE FDD: B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28
    • 4G TDD-LTE: B38, 40, 41
Others
  • Dual speakers
  • Hi-Res audio certified
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
Software
  • MIUI 12 based on Android 11

On the front, the POCO X3 Pro has a 6.67-inch full HD+ LCD with a 120Hz screen refresh rate and Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The fueling the device from the inside is the recently released Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 SoC — which is basically an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 855 from 2019, paired with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage. On the back, this device features a quad camera setup consisting of a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and 2MP depth and macro sensors.

POCO X3 Pro POCO F3 Feature Image

The POCO X3 Pro packs a 5,160mAh battery and supports fast charging via a 33W charger that comes inside the box. Elsewhere, the POCO X3 Pro has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 5.0, dual speakers, a 3.5mm audio jack, an IR blaster, and dual SIM support. The phone runs Android 11 out-of-the-box with MIUI 12 for POCO.

Pricing & Availability

Pricing for the POCO X3 Pro starts at ₹18,999 (~$260) for the base 6GB + 128GB model, with the top model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage setting you back ₹20,999 (~$267). The phone will go on sale exclusively from Flipkart starting April 6 at 12:00 PM IST. As an early bird offer, ICICI credit card owners will be eligible for a flat discount of ₹1000 on both models.

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