POCO M3 May Launch Soon in India, But not on Jan 13, Country Director Confirms

POCO M3 shares a lot in common with the recently launched Redmi 9 Power.

POCO M3 India

POCO Global, last month, introduced its most affordable smartphone – POCO M3. Within a week after the global launch, the POCO M3 Indian variant made an appearance on Google Play supported devices list. Though the Indian variant has also received TUV certification, POCO has been completely silent regarding the POCO M3 India launch. A recent post on POCO Community suggested that the POCO M3 India debut might happen on 13th January. Now, POCO India Country Director, Anuj Sharma has said that the information isn’t accurate, and the POCO M3 India launch date isn’t yet finalized/public.

To those unaware, POCO M3 shares a lot in common with the Redmi 9 Power which was recently launched in the country. Let us have a detailed look at POCO M3 India price (expected), features, and specifications.

POCO M3: Price in India (Expected)

We can expect POCO M3 to be priced similarly to the Redmi 9 Power. Compared to the Global variants, POCO India might offer POCO M3 in 6GB RAM variant only. Following is the pricing for the global variants.

Smartphone Memory Storage Price
64GB (UFS 2.1) $149
(approx Rs. 10,958)
128GB (UFS 2.2) $169
(approx Rs. 12,429)

We can expect POCO M3 to be priced around Rs. 11,000 mark in India. This is just our guess, and readers keep in mind that the actual product pricing may be different.

POCO M3 Features and Specifications

The POCO M3 features a 6.53-inch FHD+ display with a 1080×2340 resolution resulting in a 395ppi pixel density. This display on the POCO M3 handset has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and also features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. POCO M3 features a waterdrop notch and comes with Widevine L1 certification. The rear panel of the latest POCO handset features an anti-fingerprint texture. The top portion of the rear panel sports a large rectangular block, that houses rear camera setup along with POCO branding.

Under-the-hood, the smartphone sports octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, that is built on an 11nm process. It gets coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB UFS 2.2 internal storage. On the software side, the device boots MIUI 12 for POCO, based on Android 10.

Moving on to the optics, the POCO M3 offers a 48MP triple-rear camera setup. The 48MP primary sensor on the handset gets coupled by a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has an 8MP shooter with an f/2.05 aperture for selfies and video calls.

The POCO M3 packs a mammoth 6,000 mAh battery with support for up to 18W fast-charging. The handset offers a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a dual stereo speaker setup. What do you think about POCO M3? Do let us know in the comments below.

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