The Chinese handset maker Xiaomi grabs the attention by launching POCO M3 in global markets. Incidentally, Poco M3 is the third member in this exclusive M series.
Along with striking design, mammoth battery, and reverse charging support, the Poco M3 is surely the best affordable smartphone at $129. Backed by a huge 6000mAh battery and 18W fast charger, the handset has got reverse charging facility. That means one can even charge other devices at 18W using a correct cable.
The company has claimed that Poco M3’s largest battery can last up to 5 days on light use. As per the data released by Poco Management, the 6000mAh battery can easily stay with you for more than a day on heavy usage and up to 3 days on moderate use.
Personally, I’ve seen many users opting low-cost basic Nokia and Samsung phones as secondary handsets for their excellent battery backup. Surely, Poco M3 is a quick fix for such problems.
Let’s go with the specifications of Poco M3 in detail:
Poco M3 Specifications:
The new Poco M3 sports a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display (1080x2340p) with 60Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the top. It has got a waterdrop notch too.
Powered by a 11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset, Adreno 610 GPU and 4GB RAM, the Poco M3 is available in 2 storage variants 64GB and 128GB. It packs a dedicated microSD card slot option for expanding the storage.
Sporting a 48MP Triple Camera configuration, it includes 48MP primary camera with f/1.79 aperture, 2MP f/2.4 dedicated macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
There’s an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.1 aperture that can even shoot 1080p videos at 30fps rate.
The Poco M3 boots MIUI 12 based on Android 10 operating system and will get Android 11 update soon. As it’s a Poco handset, there’s a preloaded Poco launcher. The handset has got cool features like anti-fingerprint finish, IR blaster, and stereo speakers.
It offers all the required connectivity options including 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C port.
Poco M3 Availability:
Starting November 27, the Poco M3 will be available in Power Black, Cool Blue, and POCO Yellow colour. In Europe, the sale will begin on November 30. The company has not mentioned anything officially about its Indian launch.
With Black Friday, the Poco M3 would be on a discounted sale (Early Bird Price) costing $129 (€149) for 4/64GB version and $149 (€169) for 4/128GB variant. After the promotional campaign, the handsets would attract $20 premium pricing.
Though there’s no official information about Indian launch, one can expect it soon in the Asian markets. Definitely, one could expect a competitive pricing below 10K.
If priced under 10K, then Poco M3 would surely attract a lot of competition.
Leaving its own Redmi Note 9 series, there are many popular handsets like Realme C15, Vivo Y20i, Samsung M21, Realme 10 and many more.
Looking at the spec sheet, the Redmi Note 9 processor is way ahead in performance. However, the Poco M3 would surely come up as the winner owing to its big battery.
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