POCO announced the launch of two of its latest flagship smartphones – The new POCO X3 Pro and the new POCO F3. Fans of the brand were also teased to catch the early bird prices for these two new smartphones on March 24 and 27, respectively, on giant e-commerce sites Shopee and Lazada.
POCO announces release of POCO F3 and POCO X3 Pro flagship smartphones
With the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 870 5G Mobile Platform, the POCO F3 stands out as the brand’s most compelling device to date. POCO F3 also has a 6.67′′ E4 AMOLED DotDisplay with a refresh rate of 120Hz and Dolby Atmos® audio technology. POCO F3 is a powerful smartphone but still is slim and compact, putting it in the same league as high-end flagships.
The POCO X3 Pro keeps the top-tier specifications that made its predecessor a popular choice between hardcore users and tech enthusiasts, but it also boasts an even better experience with one of the most powerful 4G wireless services on the market: the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 860 Mobile Platform. With improved performance, storage space, and RAM options, the POCO X3 Pro elevates gaming to a level unrivaled at this price range.
“As of [February] 28th, 2021, POCO has shipped a total of 13 million smartphones since the initial launch of POCO F1 in 2018,” said Kevin Qiu, Head of POCO Global. “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.”
“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,” said Kedar Kondap, Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “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.”
POCO X3 Pro – Exactly What You Need, and More
Flagship-level performance – More speed
POCO X3 Pro features a flagship performance, featuring Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 860, one of the most powerful 4G mobile platforms currently on 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 you 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, so you don’t have to wait long to load files, games, and apps. 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.
Lightning reactions – Super smooth display and unique design for ultimate gameplay
POCO X3 Pro retains the stunning 6.67″ 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 rates for different applications. POCO X3 Pro’s display has upgraded protection for daily wear and tear using Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6.
The latest device stands out with a refined design with three new eye-catching colors. The 3D curved back instantly draws in the eyes with a rainbow finish that beautifully catches the light at different angles, a trendy look that pairs elegantly with the bold chroma POCO logo, and a vertical finish line” stripe running down the middle. Plus, the POCO X3 Pro sports an easily-accessible and accurate side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Stay in the game – Extra-long battery life and 33W fast charging
Say goodbye to low-power anxiety – equipped with an ultra-large capacity 5,160mAh (typ) battery, POCO X3 Pro offers a battery life of up to two full days1. Built-in MMT technology and a 33W in-box fast charger make sure the device is powered up in lightning time.
Its dual top-and-bottom speaker setup provides a stunning flagship-level sound for streaming and gaming, which paired with the lively vibrations generated from the device’s precisely tuned Z-axis linear motor, made for gratifying gameplay.
Capture the moment – Detailed images with quad-camera set-up
POCO X3 Pro acts as your pocket videographer with a complete quad-camera rear setup and a myriad of noteworthy camera functions to explore. A 48MP main camera supporting 1.6um 4-in-1 Super Pixels allows for clear and stunningly detailed images. The 119° ultra-wide camera lens offers Night Mode so beautiful landscape shots or group photos can happen even in low-light conditions. The macro camera and depth sensor complete the outfit by offering extra camera versatility and capabilities.
The new POCO X3 Pro in the Philippines will come in three colors: Phantom Black; Frost Blue; and Metal Bronze, with two storage variants. The 6GB+128GB retails at ₱12,990, and the 8GB+256GB versions at ₱15,990, both exclusively available on Shopee. Early bird prices of ₱10,990 for the 6GB+12GB variant and ₱13,990 for the 8+256GB variants shall apply for purchases made on March 24, 2021.
POCO F3 – The Real Beast
Beast performance: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 870 5G Mobile Platform
POCO F3 plays in the big leagues with the brand’s most powerful device yet, powered by the Snapdragon™ 870 5G Mobile Platform. The device features an upgraded Qualcomm® Kryo™ 585 CPU prime core clock speed of up to 3.2 GHz, which is an industry-leading prime core clock speed. Along with the ultra-fast Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650 GPU, POCO F3 delivers a superb game-play experience. Paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, the flagship setup guarantees faster read-write speeds for multitasking. The boosted performance is embodied in its high efficiency 7nm processor as well as the LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus which allows the device to deliver sustained peak performance.
POCO F3 meets all the latest benchmarks in connectivity, sporting a Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem-RF System for the lightning-fast 5G connectivity2 with support for the majority of global network bands. The device also supports Wi-Fi 6, putting it comfortably in league with high-end smartphones.
Beast 6.67″ AMOLED display & premium design
POCO F3’s 120Hz high refresh rate provides unprecedented smoothness when gaming on the large 6.67″ AMOLED display. This beast also features one of the tiniest dots in the industry at just 2.76mm. Additionally, the 360Hz touch sampling rate and the fine-tuned touch algorithm allow the phone to respond extremely fast to the touch of a fingertip. The MEMC technology, adding up to 60fps, further enhances the smoothness of video content.
The HDR10+ certified display, along with the True Display and True Color features, provides a truly eye-pleasing viewing experience with vibrant, highly accurate colors. More than that, 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.
Crafted from a non-slippery material and measuring only 7.8mm thin and 196g in weight, the device feels comfortable and secure in the hand. At the same time, the Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on both front and back gives the phone sturdy protection.
Beast entertainment with Dolby Atmos®, AI triple camera setup, and more
Rocking a dual speaker setup with a bottom main speaker and a secondary speaker at the top, POCO F3 produces superior, high-definition sound. POCO F3 is the brand’s first device to feature Dolby Atmos® sound technology3, leveling up the sound quality for a thoroughly immersive experience for gaming, videos, and music, no matter if you are listening through headphones or built-in speakers.
“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 F3’s AI triple camera setup and a myriad of crafty, innovative camera features help unleash photography skills. The rear cameras consist of a 48MP main camera with 1.6μm 4-in-1 large pixel, a 119° ultra-wide lens, and a 5MP telemacro camera that supports 3cm – 7cm autofocus. This finely tuned 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.
Unlike most smartphones, 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. Meanwhile, the X-axis linear haptic motor provides short, crisp vibrations to complete the flagship-level entertainment experience.
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 minutes4.
The POCO F3 comes in three colors: Arctic White; Night Black; and Deep Ocean Blue, with two storage variants – 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB. The 6GB+128GB will retail at ₱17,990, while the 8GB+258GB version is priced at ₱20,990 exclusively on Lazada. Consumers who will avail on March 27, 2021, will enjoy an early bird price offer of ₱15,990 and ₱18,990 for the 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB respectively.
- Data is based on internal testing. Actual results may vary.
- 5G connectivity may vary based on regional availability and local operator support.
- Dolby Atmos® feature will be made available via future OTA updates.
- Data is based on internal testing. Actual results may vary.