POCO Global Launches the POCO F3 and POCO X3 Pro

POCO Global Launches the POCO F3 and POCO X3 Pro

POCO Global just recently announced two flagship smartphones to their lineup: The real beast POCO F3, and the POCO X3 Pro.

“As of Feb 28th, 2021, POCO has shipped a total of 13 million smartphones since the initial launch of POCO F1 in 2018. And specifically, global shipments of POCO X3 NFC alone have surpassed 4 million units within 7 months. This time, we will continue POCO’s success by bringing exactly what you need, and MORE,”

Said Kevin Qiu, Head of POCO Global.

“We are excited to support POCO in launching two amazing new products, POCO F3 and POCO X3 Pro, featuring the Snapdragon 870 and 860 respectively. These platforms are designed to deliver powerful connectivity experiences, elevated game-play, and brilliant camera capabilities to support premium mobile experiences for users around the world,”

Said Kedar Kondap, Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

POCO F3

POCO F3

Beast Performance

Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform, the POCO F3 play toe-to-toe in the big leagues. The device features an upgraded Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU prime clock speed of up to 3.2GHz. Along with the ultra-fast Qualcomm Adreno 650 GPU, the device delivers superb gameplay experience. All this processing power is paired with an LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, which guarantees faster read and write speeds for multitasking. The device is also equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System for lightning fast 5G connectivity.

The device also sports a 4,520 mAh battery that can be powered up at lightning speed thanks to the Middle Middle Tab (MMT) technology. This feature routes electric current into the device more efficiently. Along with a 33W In-box fast charger, the device can be charged to 100% in just 52 minutes.

AMOLED Display and Premium Design

Sporting a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, the device provides unprecedented smoothness when gaming. It also has a 360Hz sampling rate, and its fine-tuned touch algorithm allows the device to respond extremely fast to the touch of the fingertip. Its screen is also HDR10+ certified with True Display and True Color features, which provides a truly eye-pleasing viewing experience.

AI Triple Camera Setup

POCO F3’s AI triple camera setup and its features help unleash your photography skills. It has rear cameras consisting of a 48MP main camera, a 119-degree ultra-wide lens, and a 5MP telemacro camera, tuned together to take stunning high-resolution and detailed images. Its 20MP front camera also supports Night Mode selfie.

Beast Entertainment

The new POCO device produces superior, high-definition sound thanks to its dual speaker setup, with a bottom main speaker and a secondary speaker at the top. It features Dolby Atmos sound technology which levels up the sound quality for a thoroughly immersive experience for gaming, videos, and music.

“We, at Dolby, are looking forward to the launch of the POCO F3 series, because not only are we thrilled to extend the extraordinary Dolby Atmos experience to smartphones from POCO, but we are also proud of the spectacular work done by POCO in enabling a world-class entertainment experience on the POCO F3,”

Said Mahesh Balakrishnan, Vice President of Audio Business, Consumer Entertainment Group at Dolby Laboratories.

POCO X3 Pro

POCO X3 Pro

Flagship-Level Performance

The POCO X3 Pro features flagship performance thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 860. This platform features a Qualcomm Kryo 485 CPU with a peak performance of up to 2.96GHz. And along with the Adreno 640 GPU, users get to enjoy enhanced graphics rendering and an ultra-smooth, high-quality gaming experience. The device also features enhanced UFS 3.1, boasting snappy read and write speeds so you don’t have to wait to load files, games, and apps.

And equipped with an ultra-large capacity 5,160mAh battery, it can power the phone for up to two full days. It also has built-in MMT technology and 33W in-box fast charger to make sure the device is powered up in lightning time.

Super Smooth Display

The POCO X3 Pro retains the stunning 6,67-inch FHD+ DotDisplay with a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The display also uses DynamicSwitch to optimize refresh rate for different applications.

Quad-Camera Setup

Equipped with a quad-camera setup, the X3 Pro acts as your pocket videographer. It is composed of a 48MP main camera, a 119-degree ultra-wide camera, a macro camera, and a depth sensor. This combo, plus a myriad of noteworthy camera functions, ensures clear and detailed images when you capture the moment.

Price and Availability

The POCO F3 comes in 3 colors: Arctic White, Night Black, and Deep Ocean Blue. It will be available in 2 variants: 6GB+128GB which will retail for ₱17,990, and 8GB+256GB which will retail for 20,990. Both variants will be available for purchase exclusively on Lazada. Customers who will purchase the device on March 27, 2021 will enjoy an early bird offer of 15,990 and 18,990 for the 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB respectively.

The POCO X3 Pro will come in 3 colors: Phantom Black, Frost Blue, and Metal Bronze. It will be available in 2 variants: 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB which will retail for 12,990 and 15,990 respectively. The device will be available for purchase exclusively on Shopee, and will have an early bird price of 10,990 for the 6GB+128GB variant, and 13,990 for the 8GB+256GB variant. You can avail the early bird promo price on March 24, 2021 only.

POCO F3 and POCO X3 Pro Specifications

POCO F3POCO X3 Pro
Dimensions163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm
Weight196 g215 g
PlatformQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 870Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 860
CPUQualcomm® Kryo™ 585Qualcomm® Kryo™ 485
GPUQualcomm® Adreno™ 650Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640
RAM6GB/8GB LPDDR56GB/8GB LPDDR4X
Storage128GB/256GB UFS 3.1128GB/256GB UFS 3.1
Display6.67-inch AMOLED, ultra-tiny DotDisplay
2400×1080 FHD+
120Hz refresh rate
360Hz touch sampling rate
6.67-inch FHD+ LCD DotDisplay
2400×1080 FHD+
120Hz refresh rate
240Hz touch sampling rate
DynamicSwitch
Rear CameraTriple Camera
Main: 48MP 1.6μm 4-in-1 large pixel, f/1.79
Ultra-Wide: 8MP, f/2.2, FOV 119°
Telemacro: 5MP, f/2.4
Quad Camera
Main: 48MP 1.6μm 4-in-1 large pixel, f/1.79
Ultra-Wide: 8MP, f/2.2, FOV 119°
Macro: 2MP, f/2.4
Depth Sensor: 2MP, f/2.4
Front Camera20MP in-display camera20MP in-display camera
OS MIUI 12 for POCO based on Android 11MIUI 12 for POCO based on Android 11
Battery4520mAh (typ)
33W in-box fast charger
5160mAh (typ)
33W in-box fast charger
Other FeaturesLiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus
D5 copper heat pipe + multi-layer graphite
Multi-functional NFC
IR blaster
Bluetooth 5.1
Wi-Fi 6
5G
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Face unlock
Dolby Atmos®
LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus
D5 copper heat pipe + multi-layer graphite
Multi-functional NFC
IR blaster
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 6
Dual SIM, Dual 4G standby
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Face unlock
ColorsArctic White
Night Black
Deep Ocean Blue
Phantom Black
Frost Blue
Metal Bronze
Price6GB+128GB: ₱17,990 (₱15,990 on March 27)
8GB+256GB: ₱20,990 (₱18,990 on March 27)
6GB+128GB: ₱12,990 (₱10,990 on March 24)
8GB+256GB: ₱15,990 (₱13,990 on March 24)
Josef Cagas
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