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POCO X3 Pro bags NBTC certification, launch seems imminent

On: February 15, 2021
Highlights

  • The upcoming POCO X3 Pro has received NBTC certification in Thailand
  • It has also bagged SIRIM, EEC, BIS, FCC, and TUV Rheinland certifications in recent weeks
  • These certifications suggest the POCO X3 Pro could be launching soon

POCO is reportedly working on the launch of a new phone named POCO X3 Pro. As the name indicates, it may arrive as an updated version of the POCO X3 NFC / POCO X3 that went official last year. Today, the handset with model number M2012J20SG was spotted on Thailand’s NBTC certification platform.

Also Read: POCO M3 with Snapdragon 662, 6,000mAh battery launched in India: price, specifications

Prior to appearing on the NBTC, the POCO X3 Pro M2012J20SG was spotted on other certification sites such as Malaysia’s SIRIM, Europe’s EEC, Singapore’s IMDA, FCC in the US, and TUV Rheinland. The ‘POCO X3 Pro’ moniker was previously confirmed by the IMEI database. The Indian version of the smartphone with model number M2012J20SI was recently approved by the country’s BIS authority. Hence, it appears that the POCO X3 Pro will also land in India soon.

POCO X3 Pro M2012J20SG NBTC certified

POCO X3 Pro with model number M2012J20SG has been listed on Thailand’s NBTC database

POCO X3 Pro specifications and features (expected)

Unfortunately, none of the certification listings of the POCO X3 Pro have revealed any concrete information on its specs. The listings have only revealed that it is equipped with features like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and MIUI 12.

Earlier this month month, XDA Developers reported that the different variants of the same base model of the POCO X3 Pro are codenamed “vayu” and “bhima.” The publication added that the X3 Pro may come equipped with Qualcomm’s sm8150 chipset and a 48-megapixel quad-camera system.

The sm8150 model number is associated with Snapdragon 855 and its overlocked version, the Snapdragon 855 Plus. The report claimed that the quad-camera system of the phone has a 48-megapixel main wide-angle lens, an ultra-wide sensor, a macro camera, and a depth sensor. The megapixel count of the other cameras is not known yet.

The launch date of the POCO X3 Pro could be close at hand since it has bagged certifications in different regions.

POCO X3 specifications and features

The POCO X3 (review) that went official in India came with a 6.67-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display and 120Hz refresh rate. The phone comes with a Snapdragon 732G processor, 6,000mAh battery and 33W fast charging support. It features a 20-megapixel front camera, and its rear camera system includes a 64-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

The handset arrived with POCO X3 NFC in global markets. The only difference on the global variant is that it supports NFC connectivity and features a smaller 5,160mAh battery.

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Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.