Xiaomi’s Poco line of phones has done it again. The Poco sub brand has recently welcomed to two new members, the Poco X3 Pro and the Poco F3, that are sort of flagship devices (or quasi flagship devices?), but with extremely attractive price points.
There is not SD888 here, but there’s SD860 and SD870, two new SoCs from Qualcomm. The former is found on the X3 Pro and the latter, is responsible for the clockwork on the F3.
The Poco F3 would be a flagship, supported by up to 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256 UFS 3.1 storage while the X3 Pro is the higher spec-ed version of the X3 we saw last year with up to 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage.
The Poco F3 benefits from 5G radios, 120 Hz 6.67” AMOLED Ultra-tiny DotDisplay (basically, hole punch display with the hole measuring just 2.7 mm) with a pretty impressive 360 Hz touch sampling rate.
The device further boasts updated liquid cooling technology, Dolby Atmos, dual speakers, X-axis linear motor, high-res 48 MP triple camera setup, a dedicated video microphone on the camera module with audio zoom, and a 4,520 mAh battery with 33W fast charge support.
And oh, it is super thin, which kind of tickles my fancy, at just 7.8 mm.
Meanwhile, the Poco X3 Pro, which is follow up to last year’s X3 NFC, boasts a 120 Hz 6.67” DotDisplay, 240 Hz touch sampling rate, an AI quad camera setup with dual video capability, 20 MP front-facing camera, Z-axis linear more, dual speakers, Hi-Res Audio certified, and 5,160 mAh battery with 33W fast charging support.
The Poco F3 is first available from March 27 through to April 06 from select platforms at an early bird starting price of €299 (about US$352). Meanwhile the Poco X3 Pro is already selling on select platforms through to April 01 with an early bird starting price of just €199 (roughly US$234).