It has been more than 2 months since POCO M3 made its global debut, but it is yet to arrive in the Indian market. There was a rumor that the smartphone might launch in India on January 13th, but POCO India Director had already cleared that the information was inaccurate. We knew that POCO India will definitely bring the smartphone to the country, and yesterday, the company, for the first time, officially teased the smartphone. POCO India shared a new video ‘Watch at your own risk | #POCOM3’ across its social media platforms. Take a look at the teaser video, but with brains off as POCO India suggests.
The teaser video shows the POCO M3 in Yellow, Black, and Blue color variants, so we can consider that the company will launch all three color variants in the country. The company also refers to POCO M3 as an over-performer in the video. To those unaware, POCO M3 shares a lot in common with the Redmi 9 Power which was launched last month in India.
The POCO M3 features a strikingly bold design but lacks the ultra-wide-angle shooter compared to the Redmi 9 Power. The top portion of the rear panel has a large rectangular block, that houses the rear camera setup along with POCO branding. We can expect POCO India to bump up the RAM on the POCO M3 India variant to 6GB across variants similar to POCO M2.
POCO India takes a Jab at Realme, Once Again!
Realme, Redmi, and POCO launches are incomplete these days without product comparison and jabs at each other. POCO India in the POCO M3 teaser video also took a jab at Realme with the last slide ‘THE real KILLER COMING SOON’.
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. It is a 19.5:9 aspect ratio that comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. POCO M3 comes with Widevine L1 certification and features a waterdrop notch. The rear panel of the smartphone features an anti-fingerprint texture.
Under-the-hood, the smartphone sports an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, built on a 11nm fabrication process. The Snapdragon 662 gets coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB UFS 2.2 internal storage. On the software side, the device boots Android 10 based MIUI 12 for POCO out of the box.
Coming to the optics, the device features s a 48MP triple-rear camera setup. The 48MP primary sensor on the smartphone gets accompanied by a 2MP macro lens with an f/2.4 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. On the front, there is an 8MP shooter with an f/2.05 aperture for the selfies.
The POCO M3 packs a beefy 6,000 mAh battery with support for up to 18W fast-charging over a USB Type-C charging port. It also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The device also comes with a dual stereo speaker setup. What’s your guess on POCO M3 India pricing? Do let us know in the comments below.