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POCO X3 confirmed for India, launching next week
- The POCO X3 is coming to India on September 22.
- Poco’s new phone will be available via Flipkart.
- Unlike the global variant, however, it might not have NFC.
The POCO X3 NFC might be one of the better budget-focused smartphones in Europe right now, packing plenty of features for €229 (~$272). Fortunately, the Xiaomi sub-brand has now confirmed that the phone will come to India very soon.
Confirmation of the phone’s release came via the POCO India Twitter account, noting that it will be available via Flipkart on September 22 at midday IST (2:30 AM ET). Check out the tweet below.
It’s time to redefine #SmoothAF.— POCO India #POCOX3 (@IndiaPOCO) September 16, 2020
It’s also interesting to note that the POCO India account is referring to the phone as the POCO X3 rather than POCO X3 NFC. This suggests that the Indian variant will lack NFC, which wouldn’t be the first time this has happened.
If the rest of the phone is the same as the global variant, then we can expect a Snapdragon 732G processor (no 5G here), a 6.67-inch 120Hz LCD screen, a 5,160mAh battery with 33W wired charging, and IP53 splash resistance.
Other notable POCO X3 NFC features include a quad rear camera setup (64MP+13MP ultra-wide+2MP+2MP), a center-mounted punch-hole cutout featuring a 20MP shooter, a 3.5mm port, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
POCO also said at the time of the POCO X3 launch that it would get three years of system updates. It’s unclear whether this applies to the POCO/MIUI skin, security patches, or Android version updates too. Nevertheless, we’re holding out hope that this offer stands for the Indian variant too.