POCO Global launched the POCO X3 NFC last week at an event in Europe. Right after the European launch, POCO India General Manager, C Manmohan dropped a hint about the India launch. Earlier, this week, a new leak surfaced on the web claiming that the smartphone will launch in India on 22nd September and could be priced under Rs. 19,999. Earlier, this morning we spotted the POCO X3 Indian variant on Google Play Console listing, which revealed a new 8GB RAM variant.
Now, the company has officially confirmed India launch of POCO X3, the device will launch on 22nd September in India. POCO X3 landing page on Flipkart says, ‘So You think you know all about the new POCO X3? May Be Not!!’, hinting towards the possibility of some changes on the Indian variant.
It's time to redefine #SmoothAF.
— POCO India #POCOX3 (@IndiaPOCO) September 16, 2020
POCO X3 Expected Price in India
The smartphone may launch in India for either Rs. 18,999 or Rs. 19,999 if we go by leaks, this should be the price for the base variant as previously, Manmohan has hinted that the variant priced at EUR 229 would cost Rs 20,000 + taxes in India.
POCO X3 NFC Specifications and Features
The POCO X3 features a 6.67-inch FHD+ LCD display with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 395ppi. The display on POCO X3 comes with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 240Hz touch sampling rate which is covered under Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It is a HDR10 certified panel that can achieve a peak brightness of 450 nits. Under-the-hood, the POCO X3 packs an all-new octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G built on an 8nm process, that is coupled with an Adreno 618 GPU, LPDDR4x RAM, and UFS 2.1 storage.
Coming to the optics, POCO X3 packs a 64MP Sony IMX682 primary sensor with f/1.89 aperture which is accompanied by a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP Macro lens with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The POCO X3 is capable of recording 4k 30fps videos and comes with AI SkyScaping 3.0, 6 long exposure modes, AI photo clones, Pro mode, Night mode, AI portrait mode, Movie frame, and more. The device packs a 20MP AI selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture.
POCO X3 NFC (Global variant) packs a huge 5160mAh battery, but the Indian variant is rumored to pack a larger capacity battery. The POCO X3 NFC comes with 33W fast charging support over Type-C charging port. The device features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor that is embedded in the power button and supports face unlock as well. POCO has decided to retain the 3.5mm headphone jack on the POCO X3, it is the first POCO device feature a stereo setup. POCO X3 has a metal chassis, made up of super aluminum alloy but has a polycarbonate back. The POCO X3 is available in Shadow Gray and the Cobalt Blue color variant. What do you think could be the changes on the POCO X3 Indian variant compared to POCO X3 NFC? Do let us know in the comments below.