The Poco X3 Pro will launch in India on March 30. A week before the India launch, the Poco X3 Pro has made its global debut alongside the Poco F3. The Poco X3 Pro is a mid-range phone that is priced pretty aggressively in the European market and in India, we are expecting the phone to launch around the same price bracket, the sub-Rs 20,000 market which the Poco F1 from 2018 was also part of.
During the global launch on March 23, the company unveiled the Poco X3 Pro, which a slightly better version of the existing Poco X3 or Poco X3 NFC (global). Also, the company launched the Poco F3 which is a rebranded Redmi K40 from China.
Initial rumours suggest that the Poco X3 Pro will be priced around the Rs 25,000 mark. To bring the cost down this low Poco had to make a workaround and they teamed up with Qualcomm to bring Snapdragon 860 which is a slightly tweaked version of the Snapdragon 855 Plus from 2019.
In India, the company has made it very clear that the Poco X3 Pro will be the spiritual successor to the Poco F1. The device was spotted on multiple occasions on different phone databases ahead of the launch. The Poco X3 Pro will be Poco’s first premium mid-range phone after become independent back in 2020. Here is what we know so far about the Poco X3 Pro.
The Poco X3 Pro was unveiled globally today(March 23) along with the Poco F3. In India, the Poco X3 Pro will launch on March 30.
Cut to the chase
Poco X3 Pro Price in India and launch date
The Poco X3 Pro will launch on March 30 in India. Since the device is already launched globally, here is the pricing of the Poco X3 Pro. The 6+128GB base variant will cost €249(~Rs 21,500) while the 8+256GB variant will cost €299(~Rs 25,800). However, the early bird pricing is set to €199(~Rs 17,200) and €249(~Rs 21,500) respectively.
Poco has been pretty aggressive with its pricing in India as well. In India, we expected the pricing of the Poco X3 Pro to start around Rs 20,000 bracket.
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Poco X3 Pro design and display
The Poco X3 comes in three colourways – Phantom Black, Frost Blue, and Metal Bronze. To the back, the phone comes with a dual-texture build with anti-fingerprint sides to prevent fingerprint impressions or smudges. The phone measures 165.3mm x 76.8mm x 9.4mm and weighs 215 grams. It has a 3D curved back and 2.5D glass on the front. The design of the phone looks similar to the Poco X3.
In terms of the display, the Poco X3 Pro packs in a 6.67-inch Full HD+ 120Hz LCD display with a centre punch-hole cut-out on the top. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The screen has a 240Hz touch sampling rate, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits brightness, sunlight display, Reading mode 2.0, and HDR10 certification.
The dynamic switch features will switch between 50Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz automatically depending on the content playing on the screen.
Poco X3 Pro specs
The star of the show is the chipset inside. The Poco X3 Pro is the first phone globally to launch with Snapdragon 860 processor. The Snapdragon 860 is Qualcomm’s 4G flagship SoC but in reality, it’s just a rebranded Snapdragon 855 Plus with 4G. It is an octa-core chipset built on a 7nm manufacturing process.
The prime core runs at 2.96GHz, three performance cores run at 2.42GHz, and four efficiency runs at 1.8GHz. The Adreno 640 GPU takes of the gaming and graphics. To keep the thermals under check, the Poco X3 Pro also comes with LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus. Poco also mentioned that the chipset scored around 490K on the AnTuTu benchmark which is 76% better than Snapdragon 720G and 52% better compared to the Snapdragon 765G.
Globally, the Poco X3 Pro is available in two configurations 6+128GB and 8+256GB LPDDR4X RAM + UFS 3.1 storage combo with support for microSD card. However, in India, things could slightly change going by the track record of Poco in India.
Poco X3 Pro cameras
In the optics department, the Poco X3 Pro comes with a quad-camera setup with a 48MP Sony IMX582 sensor(f/1.79), an 8MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.2, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens – both with f/2.4. Selfies are handled by a 20MP sole camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
Some of the key camera modes include ultra-wide, night mode, dual video, video clone, and long exposures.
Poco X3 Pro battery
The Poco X3 Pro packs in a 5160mAh battery unit which is backed by a 33W fast charging via Type-C interface. The phone is rated to last up to 11 hours of gaming, 117 hours of music, 18 hours of video play back and almost 6.5 of 1080P video recording battery usage.
Poco X3 Pro everything else
The Poco X3 Pro runs on MIUI 12 out of the box based on Android 11. You get a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock for security. As for the audio, the device comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual speakers with Hi-Res audio certification. There is also Z-axis linear motor, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 5, IR blaster, and NFC(select markets).