Poco M3 to go on sale on Flipkart after launch on February 2
Poco M3 features 48MP triple cameras on the back
Poco M3 is offered in yellow, blue and black colours
Poco M3 is now confirmed to launch on February 2 in India after its global debut in November 2020. The Poco M3 follows the M2 series that was launched last year in India with a new design, large capacity battery and triple cameras on the back.
Poco has announced through its various social handles that it will be launching the Poco M3 at 12 PM on February 2, with the phone going up on sale on Flipkart. Apart from this, the company has also released a teaser video of the Poco M3 teasing its key specifications and features.
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO) January 27, 2021
The Poco M3 is priced starting at $149 for the base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and $169 for the 128GB storage variant. This pegs the India pricing to start from Rs 11,000 by direct conversion. Having said that, it's likely that the company may choose different RAM and storage variants for its India launch.
Poco M3 specifications
The Poco M3 features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution display with a waterdrop notch cutout for the selfie camera. This gives the screen a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and is further topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass 3.
It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 610 GPU. This is paired with 4GB RAM and upto 128GB storage variants. Additionally, there is an option of expanding the storage further by using a microSD card. It runs on MIUI 12 based on Android 10 with the Poco Launcher.
The Poco M3 has a triple camera setup on the back that consists of a primary 48MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera housed within the notch cutout. The rear camera can record videos in 1080p at 30FPS.
The phone has stereo speakers and a side-mounted fingerprint reader. It is fitted with a 6,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. Poco claims that the M3 is capable of lasting 40 hours on calling or 196 hours of music playback or 17 hours of video viewing.