The Poco M3 is now official. As expected, the handset brings an eye catching design along with quality specs at pocket friendly price tags.
Interestingly, the launch of the smartphone is also the debut of the brand’s new M-series. The new product line fills the entry level slot, joining the F-series for flagships and the X-series for mid-range phones.
Right out the gate, the Poco M3 comes with a monstrous 6,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging and wired reverse charging. Up front, it has a 6.3-inch full HD+ Dot Drop display with Corning Gorilla Glass and an 8MP selfie camera tucked in a water drop notch.
Inside is a Qualcom Snapdragon 662 with eight cores with a max clock speed of 2GHz. It is paired with an Adreno 610 GPU, 4GB LPDDR4x RAM, and 64GB or 128GB storage.
At the back, you have a triple camera setup with a 48MP main backed by two 2MP sensors for macro and depth.
Rounding out the specs, the phone also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, a USB-C port, L1 Widevine Certification, and MIUI 12 based on Android 10.
Price and Availability
Like most Poco phones, the Poco M3 is quite affordable priced at Php 6,990 for the 4GB + 64GB model and Php 7,990 for the 4GB + 128GB model. Both variants will be available in the Philippines via Lazada starting November 27, 2020.
As part of the first sale in the country, a 48-hour deal for both variants will be available on November 27 and 28 at early bird prices of Php 5,990 (4GB+64GB) and PHP 6,990 (4GB+128GB), a Php1,000 price drop from their recommended retail prices.
In addition, those who purchase the Poco M3 on November 27 from 12AM to 2AM will receive a free gift — a Mi In-Ear Headphones Basic Piston Earphone, while stocks last.
Poco M3 specs
- Display: 6.3-inch Full HD Dot Drop Display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Processor: 2GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
- GPU: Adreno 610
- RAM: 4GB LPDDR4x RAM
- Storage: 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1/2.2 Storage
- Rear Camera: 48MP Main + 2MP Macro + 2MP Depth, Triple Cameras
- Front Camera: 8MP Selfie Camera
- Network: 4G LTE, Dual SIM
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, IR Blaster
- Others: Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner, AI Face Unlock, USB-C, FM Radio, Dual Speakers, Hi-Res Audio, 3.5mm Audio Jack
- OS: MIUI 12 for Poco, Android 10
- Color: Cool Blue, Power Black, Poco Yellow
- Battery: 6,000mAh Battery, 18W Fast Charging, Reverse Wired Charging