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POCO X3 Pro launches in India: A budget flagship for under Rs 20,000

The spiritual POCO F1 successor is here.

Published onMarch 30, 2021

POCO X3 Pro Official Render
  • The POCO X3 Pro is now available in India.
  • It sports a Snapdragon 860 SoC, 120Hz LCD, and a 48MP primary camera.

The POCO X3 Pro made its European debut a little over a week ago. Now, the spiritual POCO F1 successor has confirmed pricing and availability details for India.

Visually, the phone packs a large POCO logo at its rear with a two-tone color finish and a circular rear camera array. That design is reportedly hat-tip to the original POCO F1, but the X3 Pro’s looks aren’t really its selling point, though.

Internally, the POCO X3 Pro sports a 6.67-inch LCD with HDR10 support, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. Paired with a Snapdragon 860 chipset and UFS 3.1 storage, the X3 Pro could be a sleeper hit with mobile gamers. That display’s also protected by Gorilla Glass 6 while the phone gains IP53 dust and water resistance.

The phone’s powered by a 5,160mAh battery which can be topped up via its included 33W charger. More practical inclusions, like a headphone jack, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, an IR blaster, and hybrid dual SIM slots also make the cut.

For photographers, the POCO X3 Pro employs a 48MP primary shooter supported by an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro shooter. A 20MP selfie camera resides in a punch-hole up front.

Finally, it runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12 on top.

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POCO X3 Pro: Pricing and availability in India

In Europe, the phone starts at €249 (~$296), but Indian pricing is much more forgiving. Pricing for the 6GB RAM/128GB storage config starts at Rs 18,999 (~$262). The pricier 8GB/128GB variant starts at Rs 20,999 (~$289). Early-bird specials cut Rs 1,000 off both those prices, too.

The POCO X3 Pro will be available on Flipkart from April 6 at 12 PM IST (2:30 AM ET). Colorways available include Graphite Black, Steel Blue, and Golden Bronze.

Poco’s clearly gunning for the Samsung Galaxy F62 and the OnePlus Nord with this aggressive price point.

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