Yesterday, POCO held a global unveil event to announce the POCO X3 mid-range smartphone. The handset is now up for purchase in various markets starting from today. The handset is now up with a starting price of 199 euros in Europe. Soon after the launch event, POCO India General Manager C Manmohan hinted at the arrival of the POCO X3 in India. He also gave out a clue on the pricing of the smartphone.
Manmohan’s tweet states the POCO X3 would be priced at Rs 20,000 (~$272) + taxes in India. The predecessor POCO X2’s variants such as 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM+ 128 GB storage, and 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. These models are priced at Rs. 17,499 (~$238), Rs. 18,499 (~$251), and Rs. 21,499 (~$292), respectively.
The POCO X3 NFC debuted yesterday in two variants such as 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage for 229 euros (~$270; Rs 19,900) and 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage for 269 euros (~$318; ~Rs 23,350). Until Sept. 11, both models will be available with reduced pricings of 199 euros (~$235; ~Rs 17,275) and 249 euros (~$294; ~Rs 21,615).
Today, POCO India will be announcing the POCO M2 entry-level phone in India. Hence, it appears that the company may start teasing on the India launch of the POCO X3 at some point later this month.
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POCO X3 specifications
The POCO X3 has a 6.67-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate support. The handset is powered by the Snapdragon 732G chipset, LPDDR4x RAM, UFS 2.1 storage, and 5,160mAh battery with 33W fast charging. It has a 20-megapixel front camera, and a 64-megapixel (Sony IMX682) + 13-megapixel (ultrawide) + 2-megapixel (macro) + 2-megapixel (depth) quad-camera system. It has a side-facing fingerprint reader. The phone comes in two colors such as Shadow Gray and Cobalt Blue.
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