Earlier this month, POCO Global Marketing Manager and Spokesperson, Angus Kai Ho Ng revealed that the company is gearing up to launch OnePlus Nord competitor soon. Last week, Angus shared that the upcoming POCO smartphone will feature a high refresh rate display. A Twitter user even claimed that he spotted a tweet by POCO Global Spokesperson in which he had mentioned that the upcoming device will feature a 120Hz AMOLED display, but the tweet was taken down later. Today, the company spokesperson has officially confirmed the device name and now we know that the upcoming POCO device will be called POCO X3.
😍#POCOX3 NFC Camera design speculations
Which one do you think it is?
Or maybe show me what you think the camera set up looks like!📷📸
— Angus Kai Ho Ng (@anguskhng) August 26, 2020
Angus, in a tweet, posted four speculated designs of the upcoming POCO X3 and asked users to guess which one does closely resemble the actual device. These images have given us an idea about the design of the upcoming POCO X3. Going by the images, the POCO X3 will feature a dual-tone design similar to POCO M2 Pro but this time we will see POCO branding in a huge font. Apart from this, the quad-rear camera setup is also confirmed based on these images.
POCO X3 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 732 will launch on September 8
Shortly after the tweet, the detailed specifications of the POCO X3 surfaced on the web via MIUITurkiye. As per the leaked information, the POCO X3 will launch on September 8 and will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 732 which is yet to be announced. The smartphone is reported to pack a 6.67 inch 120Hz refresh rate display with 240Hz sampling rate, it will likely be FHD+ panel but we suspect that it will be an LCD panel as a side-mounted fingerprint sensor can be seen in the leaked images. Going by the leaked image, it looks like the display on the POCO X3 will feature a punch-hole display similar to POCO M2 Pro.
POCO X3 will reportedly pack a 64MP quad rear camera setup and a 20MP front shooter. It will pack 5160mAh battery with 33W fast charging, these leaked specifications are in line with the recent certifications. One interesting fact about the upcoming POCO X3 is that it looks like the first non-rebranded device from the brand in 2020. To those unaware, POCO has a history of launching Redmi devices with POCO branding, Redmi K30 Pro was launched globally as POCO F2 Pro, and Redmi K30 4G was launched POCO X2 in India.
POCO F2 still remains a mystery!
We were expecting that the company to finally took wraps off the POCO F2 but it looks like we need to wait for more time. To those unaware, POCO F2 is a highly anticipated smartphone and people have been anxiously waiting for it for more than a year now. The first phone in the series and the very first POCO device, POCO F1 was released exactly two years ago in Aug 2018, but it is yet to see a successor. What are your thoughts on the upcoming POCO X3, are you also waiting for POCO F1′ successor? Do let us know in the comments below.