As promised, Xiaomi offshoot POCO today has launched its new mid-range smartphone champion – POCO X3 in India. The smartphone comes as the successor to the POCO X2 and comes after the POCO X3 NFC variant had previously been launched in select European markets earlier this month.
POCO X3 is a slightly tweaked variant of the POCO X3 NFC and comes in three RAM and storage configurations and two colour options. The POCO X3 competes against the likes of Realme 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy M31s, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, and other smartphones priced under INR 20,000 in India.
The POCO X3 comes to India with a bigger battery and no NFC compared to the global variant of the smartphone. However, the rest of the major specs and features remain the same between the two devices. So, let’s take a detailed look at the POCO X3 specs, features, price, and availability in India.
POCO X3 Specifications and Features Overview
The POCO X3 boasts a 6.67-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080p) LCS IPS display with a 120Hz dynamic refresh rate support, which allows the handset to save power by automatically switching between 120Hz, 90Hz, 60Hz, and 50Hz depending on the use case and the content format displayed on the screen.
The smartphone’s Display also comes with a 240Hz touch sampling rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, HDR10, and Widevine L1 certification. You will find a centered punch-hole cutout with a 20MP selfie snapper on the front.
The POCO X3 is the world’s first smartphone to run on the new Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 732G chipset with Adreno 618 GPU under the hood giving the handset a definite advantage over its competitors.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chipset comes with 8 Kryo 470 cores of this 2 Gold cores are clocked at 2.3GHz, and 6 Silver cores are clocked at 1.8GHz. The company claims that this new chipset brings substantial performance gains over last year’s Snapdragon 730G.
You’ll also find up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. The dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone runs MIUI 12 for POCO based on Android 10 out-of-the-box.
And suppose you wonder how the benchmark score of Snapdragon 732G compares to the Snapdragon 720G (POCO M2 Pro) and Snapdragon 730G (POCO X2) chipset. In that case, you can check out the official AnTuTu benchmark scores below:
This POCO X3 also comes with an upgraded LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus. The smartphone now includes a 70% larger copper heat pipe and graphite material inside to lower the temperature by up to 6 degrees Celcius. This is paired with Game Turbo 3.0 to optimize the performance & connectivity for gamers.
As for the humongous camera module on the rear, the POCO X3 sports a primary 64MP Sony IMX682 sensor with an f/1.73 lens. You also have a 13MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide lens with a 119-degree FOV, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro camera onboard. The camera also supports a slew of features, including Night mode, Night filters, AI Skyscraping 3.0, and Pro mode.
As predicted, the POCO X3 does not come with the 5,160mAh battery seen on the European version, but a massive 6,000mAh battery provides the juice with 33W fast charging. You also get a 33W power adapter bundled inside the box.
The POCO X3 also features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner like its predecessor and is rated IP53 for water and dust resistance. Sensors onboard include an accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.
POCO X3 connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, IR Blaster, and a USB Type-C port for charging. It also includes dual-stereo speakers, Hi-res Audio, and Qualcomm AptX HD support for wireless earphone users.
Key Specs of POCO X3
|Display:||6.67-inch IPS LCD
120Hz refresh rate
240Hz touch sampling rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
|Processor:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G|
|GPU:||Qualcomm Adreno 618|
|Storage:||64/128GB UFS 2.1|
33W fast charging
64MP Sony IMX682
1/1.73-inch sensor13MP ultra-wide
119-degrees field of view2MP macro
f/2.42MP depth sensor
Ultra HD 4K 30fps
Slo-mo 1080p 120fpsFront:
|SIM:||Dual SIM or microSD card slot + SIM|
|Operating System:||Android 10
|Dimensions:||165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4mm|
POCO X3 Price in India and Availability
The POCO X3 price in India is Rs. 16,999 for the base 6GB + 64GB storage model, at Rs. 18,499 for the 6GB + 128GB storage model, and the top variant with 8GB + 128GB storage is priced at Rs. 19,999.
|POCO Model||Price in India||Availability|
|POCO X3 6GB + 64GB||INR 16,999||29th Sep @ 12PM via Flipkart|
|POCO X3 6GB + 128GB||INR 18,499||29th Sep @ 12PM via Flipkart|
|POCO X3 8GB + 128GB||INR 19,999||29th Sep @ 12PM via Flipkart|
Available in two colour options – Cobalt Blue and Shadow Grey, the POCO X3 will go on sale in the country via Flipkart starting September 29, 12 PM.