Pictured POCO X3 Pro
POCO, a smartphone brand developed by Xiaomi Corp., recently unveiled its latest flagships that offer premium scale features but within the reasonable price range. POCO F3 and POCO X3 Pro are dubbed as real beasts running on top-level processors.
POCO F3 is positioned to become a sought-after device for entertainment while POCO X3 Pro hopes to entice the constantly growing mobile gaming market.
POCO F3 is equipped with a 6.67″ E4 AMOLED DotDisplay with 120Hz refresh rate. It is slim and light, which makes it easy to grip or hold. Crafted from a non-slippery material and measuring only 7.8-millimeters thin and 196 g in weight. The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back gives the phone sturdy protection.
The HDR10+ certified display, along with the True Display and True Color features, provides a truly eye-pleasing viewing experience with vibrant, highly accurate color. The upgraded E4 material brings the screen’s peak brightness to 1300 nits and helps reduce power consumption by 15% compared to the last-generation E3 material.
Sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform, POCO F3 immediately grabs attention as the brand’s most commanding device to date.
POCO F3 gets its power from no ordinary battery. The 4,520mAh (typ) battery can be powered up at lightning speed thanks to the Middle Middle Tab (MMT) technology, which routes electric current into the device more efficiently. With the 33W in-box fast charger, the device can be charged to 100% in just 52 minutes.
POCO F3 is equipped with an AI (artificial intelligence) triple camera setup. The rear cameras consist of a 48MP main camera with 1.6μm 4-in-1 large pixel, 19-degree ultra-wide lens, and a 5MP telemacro camera that supports 3cm – 7cm autofocus. This combo allows for stunning high-resolution and detailed images in lightning time, greatly improving the camera’s versatility. The 20MP front camera also supports the Night Mode selfie.
POCO F3 has a triple-microphone setup and comes with an Audio Zoom feature. When shooting a video, the dedicated third microphone on the rear allows the device to “zoom in” on the sound along with the image, capturing clear audio of far-away scenes and considerably improving sound reception during filming. The X-axis linear haptic motor provides short, crisp vibrations to complete the flagship-level entertainment experience.
POCO F3 comes in three colors, Arctic White, Night Black and Deep Ocean Blue, with two storage variants: 6GB+128GB (P17,990 or around $370) and 8GB+256GB (P20,990 or around $432). Philippine buyers who will avail themselves of these offers on March 27 will enjoy an early bird offer of P15,990 (around $329) and P18,990 (around $391) for the 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB, respectively.
POCO X3 Pro
POCO X3 Pro is designed with 6.67-inch FHD+ DotDisplay with a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate, ensuring a super responsive, low-latency gameplay experience. The display uses DynamicSwitch to optimize the refresh rate for different applications. POCO X3 Pro’s display has upgraded protection for daily wear and tear using Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
The latest device has a 3D curved back that gives it a trendy look that pairs with the bold chroma POCO logo and a vertical finish line stripe running down the middle. POCO X3 Pro sports an easily accessible and accurate side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
POCO X3 Pro features Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, one of the most powerful 4G mobile platforms currently in the market. This platform features a Kryo 485 CPU boasting 7nm processing technology for peak performance of up to 2.96GHz, along with the Adreno 640 GPU for enhanced graphics rendering. Combined, the platform allows gamers to enjoy an ultra-smooth, high-quality gaming experience, even when playing processing-heavy 3D games at high settings.
Along with enhanced UFS 3.1, the device offers snappy read and write speeds. The device also features LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus — a cooling solution packing an enlarged copper heat pipe and multiple layers of graphite that work together to reduce the device’s thermal capacity.
POCO X3’s 48MP main camera supports 1.6um 4-in-1 Super Pixels. The 119-degree ultra-wide camera lens offers Night Mode and the macro camera and depth sensor complete the outfit by offering extra camera versatility and capabilities.
POCO X3 Pro in the Philippines will come in three colors: Phantom Black, Frost Blue, Metal Bronze with two storage variants. The 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB versions will retail at P12,990 (around $267) and P15,990 (around $329). Early bird price of P10,990 (around $226) for the 6GB+12GB variant and P13,990 (around $288) for the 8+256GB variants shall apply for purchases made on March 24.