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 camera. A SAR test report for the device also revealed that it would pack in a 5,160mAh battery and include support for 33W fast charging. Even though the listings didn’t reveal the marketing name for the device, our internal sources suggested that it would be called the POCO X3. As expected, Xiaomi’s subsidiary has now officially unveiled the POCO X3 NFC, and it’s powered by Qualcomm’s latest mid-range Snapdragon 732G chipset.
POCO X3 NFC: Specifications
|Specification||POCO X3 NFC|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G|
|RAM & Storage|
|Battery & Charging|
|Fingerprint sensor||Side-mounted fingerprint scanner|
|Front Camera||20MP f/2.2 selfie camera|
|Android Version||MIUI 12 for POCO based on Android 10|
The new POCO X3 NFC features a completely new design with a rectangular camera module on the back, large POCO branding right down the center, and a nearly bezel-less display with a hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera. As mentioned earlier, the device is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chip, which consists one Kryo 470 “Prime” core clocked at up to 2.3GHz, one Kryo 470 “Performance” core clocked at up to 2.2GHz, and six Kryo 470 “Efficiency” cores clocked at up to 1.8GHz. The microarchitecture of the Prime and Performance cores are based on ARM’s Cortex-A76 design, while the microarchitecture of the six Efficiency cores is based on ARM’s Cortex-A55 design. The Snapdragon 732G packs in the Adreno 618 GPU, which boasts of 15% better graphics performance than the Adreno 618 on the Snapdragon 730G chipset.
The POCO X3 NFC packs in a 6.67-inch FHD+ LCD DotDisplay with a resolution of 2400×1800 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The display features a centered hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera, and it comes with TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light and HRD10 certification. To ensure users have a great experience while using the device, the display on the POCO X3 offers a contrast ratio of 1500:1, and it covers 84% of the NTSC color gamut and 87.4% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. The display offers a peak brightness of 450nits and a minimum brightness of 380nits, which guarantees excellent visibility even in direct sunlight. To prevent scratches in daily use, the display is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5.
For your photography needs, the POCO X3 NFC packs in a quad-camera setup on the back with a 64MP Sony IMX682 f/1.89 primary sensor, a 13MP wide-angle sensor with a 119-degree FoV, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. Over on the front, the device features a 20MP f/2.2 selfie shooter. The device has an aluminum alloy frame with a polycarbonate back panel, and it comes with IP53 certification for dust and water resistance. All the hardware buttons on the device are located on the right edge, with the fingerprint scanner built into the power button.
As mentioned in previous leaks, the POCO X3 NFC packs in a 5,160mAh battery with support for 33W fast wired charging. The device will ship with a 33W charger in the box, which will connect to the device over USB Type-C. Right next to the USB Type-C port on the bottom edge, the device also features a 3.5mm headphone jack. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC. On the software front, the device runs MIUI 12 for POCO based on Android 10.
Pricing & Availability
The POCO X3 NFC will be available in two RAM/storage variants, which have been priced as follows:
- 6GB + 64GB: €229
- Early Bird offer: €199
- 6GB + 128GB: €269
- Early Bird offer: €249
The device will be available in two color variants — Shadow Gray and Cobalt Blue.
It will go on sale starting from September 8, 2020, across Europe.
POCO is expected to launch the device in the Indian market as well. However, we currently have no information on the release timeline or pricing details for the region.