- The POCO M3 packs significant upgrades over its predecessor
- It features a textured anti-fingerprint leather back panel
- The smartphone is priced under Rs 12,000
POCO has launched the successor to last year’s POCO M2 in India. The latest offering is called the POCO M3 and it had debuted globally last November. The device packs several upgrades over its predecessor.
Prior to launch, the Xiaomi sub-brand had revealed a few key specifications of the device via Flipkart listing. The Indian variant retains the same specifications from its global counterpart. The POCO M3 falls under the sub-Rs 12k price bracket and will compete against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy M02s, Redmi 9 Power (review), Narzo 20 (review), Realme C15 and more.
POCO M3 specifications and features
The POCO M3 offers an IPS LCD display measuring 6.53-inches with a waterdrop notch and FHD+ resolution. It comes with Widevine L1 certification. The device features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button. The POCO M3 comes with an elongated rectangular camera module that houses camera sensors on the left and prominent POCO branding on the right.
On the optics front, the POCO M3 sports triple rear cameras comprising of 48MP main sensor with f/1.79 aperture, 2MP depth macro unit and 2MP depth assist lens. The device comes with an 8MP front-facing camera.
Under the hood, the POCO M3 houses a Snapdragon 662 processor. It is paired with 6GB RAM and up to 128GB onboard storage. The device supports a dedicated microSD card slot for additional storage expansion. The smartphone draws its power from a 6,000mAh battery unit with support for 18W fast charging and reverse charging.
Software-wise, the POCO M3 runs on MIUI 12 based on Android 10. Connectivity options on the device include dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, IR Blaster, USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, dual-band Wi-Fi and GPS.
POCO M3 price in India
The POCO M3 carries a price tag of Rs 10,999 for the base variant i.e. 6GB + 64GB. The 6GB + 128GB is priced at Rs 11,999. The smartphone is offered in Power Black, Cool Blue and POCO Yellow colour options. The POCO M3 will be available for purchase from Flipkart starting February 9th at 12 noon. ICICI Bank cardholders can avail Rs 1,000 instant discount on the purchase.