POCO X3 Posts on XDA

POCO X3 Pro passes through certification websites

Early last month, POCO shared a short video on Twitter recapping its progress in 2020 and teasing what's to come in 2021. In the video, the text "The F2" popped up briefly, which led many to believe that the company was planning on launching the POCO F2 this year. While the company is yet to release any...

XDA Awards – The Best Tech of 2020

Despite all the notable events this year, 2020 has been incredible for consumer tech, and more specifically, smartphones. A lot of companies went all out with their devices, flooding the market with great options catering to a wide variety of needs and wants. We at XDA have used a lot of these gadgets throughout the...

POCO X3 and Moto G9 Plus kernel sources are now available

Kernel source codes are a vital part of Android custom ROM or kernel development, as developers have to build on top of it. However, when it comes to releasing kernel source code in a timely manner, few Android device makers are currently doing so. We do have one notable example: the POCO X3. The global edition...

Google Camera 8.0 mod brings the Pixel 5’s camera app to OnePlus, Xiaomi, ASUS, and other phones

The Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G were launched with a new version of the Google Camera app (v8.0) that featured a revamped UI and some exciting new features. While the app was initially reserved for Google's latest phones, the company recently released Google Camera 8.1 which brought the new UI, Cinematic pan mode,...

POCO X3 kernel sources are still not available, despite a promise of launch-day release

The POCO X3 NFC was launched back on September 7, 2020, bringing around a very high-value package at an affordable price tag. POCO repeated the same act with the POCO X3 in India, launched on September 22, 2020, but with slight differences from the globally launched variant: a bigger battery and no NFC. Two months...

How to force 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother experience on the POCO X3

The POCO X3 is one of the best value for money mid-range smartphones you can buy right now. Building upon the success of the POCO X2, the latest POCO X smartphone from Xiaomi’s spin-off brand offers much better battery life, a modest processor upgrade, and a refreshed design. Just like the previous model, the showstopper...

POCO X3 gets its first custom ROM: Nitrogen OS based on Android 10

The POCO X3 is one of the newest smartphones from Xiaomi’s spin-off brand POCO and a direct successor to the popular POCO X2. The POCO X3 retains everything that made its predecessor so great while also bringing along some exciting hardware upgrades of its own. It packs a 6.67-inch FHD+ LCD 120Hz display, Snapdragon 732G...

POCO X3, POCO F2 Pro, and Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G receive unofficial TWRP ports

Xiaomi devices are some of the best on the market for aftermarket development. Thanks to the availability of a dedicated kernel source code repository as well as an official bootloader unlock tool, users who wish to achieve more with their Mi, Redmi, or POCO branded smartphones can explore tailored modifications like custom ROMs and kernels....

POCO X3 with 120Hz display, Snapdragon 732G, and 64MP quad camera setup launched in India

After debuting the POCO X3 internationally earlier this month, POCO has now launched the device in India. In case you missed out on our previous coverage of the device, the POCO X3 packs in Qualcomm's latest mid-range Snapdragon 732G chipset, a 120Hz FHD+ LCD DotDisplay, and a 64MP quad-camera setup. However, the Indian variant of...

Forums are open for the Xiaomi POCO X3, Sony Xperia 5 II, LG Wing, and Motorola Razr 5G

We recently opened forums for the Realme 7 series and ZTE Axon 20 5G. As we brace for the next wave of smartphones to hit the market, we are following up with the launch of XDA forums for four new and upcoming smartphones: the Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC, the Sony Xperia 5 II, the LG...

Xiaomi unveils the POCO X3 NFC with a 120Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, and 64MP quad camera

A certification listing of a new POCO device popped up late last month, revealing that the company was finally planning on launching something original. The listing showcased a device with a new back panel design that we hadn't seen on any existing Xiaomi smartphone, and it confirmed that the device would feature a 64MP primary...