Poco, which is Xiaomi’s sub-brand, on Tuesday launched the third product of the company’s most affordable series – Poco M3.
Poco M3 features a 6.53-inch full HD+ IPS LCD display on the front paired with a teardrop notch and has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It comes with a standard refresh rate of 60Hz, 19:5:9 aspect ratio, and 90.3% screen-to-body ratio. It also has Widevine L1 certification. The handset measures 162.3 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm (6.39 x 3.04 x 0.38 in) and weighs 198 g (6.98 oz).
Coming to performance, Poco M3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor paired with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.2 built-in storage, which is further expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card. It further features 6,000mAh non-removable battery that supports 18W fast charging and comes with a 22.5W fast charger in-the-box. It also supports reverse charging.
On the camera front, Poco M3 has three sensors on the rear. This includes a 48-megapixel primary lens with f/1.79 aperture, a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2-megapixel macro camera lens with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, it has an 8-megapixel snapper for capturing selfies and attending video conferences. The fingerprint scanner is available on the rear side of the Poco M3.
Further, the handset comes loaded with Android 10-based MIUI 12 out of the box. Other important features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, USB Type-C port, dual speakers with Hi-Res Audio certification, IR Blaster, 3.5mm headphone jack, accelerometer, proximity, compass and FM Radio.
Poco M3 will come in two storage configurations: 4GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB, which will cost $149 and $169 respectively. The handset will be up for sale on Black Friday, November 27 during which the 4GB+64GB model will be available for $129 and the 4GB+128GB model for $149.
However, the early bird price offer will end after Black Friday. Poco M3 will be available in colors such as Cool Blue, Poco Yellow, and Power Black.