Xiaomi has launched Poco M3, the company’s latest budget smartphone at a global launch event. It comes with a striking design, and the biggest features is its 6000mAh battery.
Poco M3 features a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS LCD with a standard 60Hz refresh rate, sitting under Gorilla Glass 3. The screen has a waterdrop notch up top for the 8MP selfie camera.
There’s a triple camera on the rear, highlighted by a 48MP main sensor with 0.8μm pixels (1.6μm in 12MP binned mode) and a f/1.79 lens. The other two sensors are a 2MP f/2.4 dedicated macro and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor.
The Poco M3 comes pre-loaded with Android 10 under MIUI 12 and the Poco launcher. Xiaomi will update the M3 for Android 11 in due time as well.
It is powered by an 11nm Snapdragon 662 chipset with 4GB of RAM. Storage can be 64GB or 128GB. It has a two-tone design with anti-fingerprint finish, features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and pack a 6000mAh battery with 18W fast charging with charger in the box.
Poco claims up to 5 days of light use, 3 days of moderate and a day and a half of heavy use. Some will appreciate the claim of 2 and a half years of use without notable degradation, too.
Highlight Specifications of Poco M3
Display: 6.53-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Chipset: Octa Core Snapdragon 662 11nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 610 GPU
RAM + ROM: 4GB RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) / 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
Operating System: Android 10 with MIUI 12
Cameras: 48MP rear camera with f/1.79 aperture, LED flash, 2MP depth, 2MP 4cm macro camera with f/2.4 aperture; 8MP front camera with f/2.05 aperture
Sensor: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR sensor
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Stereo speakers
Dimensions: 162.3×77.3×9.6mm; Weight: 198g
Network: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
Battery: 6000mAh battery with 18W fast charging
The Poco M3 will go on sale on Black Friday, November 27. There are special discounted prices at first – $129 for the 4/64GB version and $149 for the 4/128GB model, after the promotion ends, the prices will be $149 and $169, respectively.