POCO X3 Pro with Snapdragon 860 announced for ₹18,999

POCO India just announced the X3 Pro for the market with killer pricing. The phone was announced last week in the Global markets and has since been hotly anticipated.

The phone packs a 6.67-inch Full HD+ LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate with Dynamic switching between 120Hz, 90Hz, 60Hz, or 50Hz and has a 240Hz touch sampling rate. The phone also gets Gorilla Glass 6 protection on the front. POCO X3 Pro is also the first smartphone to be powered by Snapdragon 860 SoC.

It also comes with liquid cooling 1.0 Plus with copper heat pipe and dual graphite to reduce the temperature by up to 6° C. For the Indian market, the X3 Pro is being offered in two choices, with up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB UFS3.1 storage. In terms of optics, the phone gets a quad-camera setup on the back with a main  48MP Sony IMX582 sensor, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP 4cm super macro, and a 2MP camera for portrait shots.

There is a 20MP selfie camera on the front and all this is run by a 5,160mAh battery with 33W fast charging that can charge up to 100% in 59 minutes. Other notable features include X-axis linear motors, Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, and Audio Zoom for video.

POCO X3 Pro Specifications

  • 6.67-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+LCD
  • HDR10+, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, 450nits brightness
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 processor with Adreno 640 GPU
  • 6GB / 8GB LPPDDR4X RAM
  • 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • MIUI 12 based on Android 11
  • Rear Camera: 48MP  Sony IMX582 sensor (f/1.79), 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle lens (f/2.4), 2MP macro camera (f/2.4), 2MP depth camera (f/2.4)
  • Front Camera: 20MP (f/2.4)
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Infrared sensor, USB Type-C audio, Hi-Res audio, Dual speakers
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1 + L5)
  • 5,160mAh battery with 33W wired fast charging

Pricing and Availability

The POCO X3 Pro comes in Graphite Black, Steel Blue, and Golden Bronze colors. It is priced at INR 18,999 for the 6GB/128GB version and the 8GB/128GB version costs INR 20,999. The phone will be available on Flipkart starting April 6th. The brand is also running an early bird offer with an extra ₹1000 off with ICICI Band cards taking the price down to INR 17,999 & INR 19,999 respectively. POCO India is also expected to announce something exciting for POCO F1 users on April 1st.