Xiaomi Poco M3 announced: Release date, price, specs and more
Xiaomi offshoot Poco has just announced its take on an entry-level device, with the Poco M3 boasting mid-range hardware for a low price
By Alex Walker-Todd
Tech AdvisorNOV 24, 2020 8:40 pm GMT
Poco’s short time in the smartphone market has been punctuated by a run of capable phones that offer much more than you’d ever expect for the price. The brand started with flagship-class hardware and features, and has since expanded into the mid-range – most recently with the
Now the company has turned its attention to making a true entry-level device and in classic Poco fashion, the newly-unveiled Poco M3 boasts punches above its price in terms of both specs and features.
How much is the Poco M3?
Poco is pricing the M3 at just US$149 and $169 for the 64GB storage and 128GB storage SKUs, respectively.
While the phones won’t be sold in the US, as it’s primarily sold using e-commerce platforms across different regions and markets, US Dollars have been chosen as the standardised currency.
When and where is the Poco M3 available?
Poco links to
AliExpress directly from its global site but we’re still waiting on confirmed availability as to when the Poco M3 will go on sale. It’s assumed that it’ll be available sometime in the coming month in markets across Europe and India.
What features does the Poco M3 offer?
Considering the approximate €160 pricing, the M3 comes powered by a Snapdragon 662 processor and boasts a Full HD+ display, not to mention it packs in a huge 6000mAh battery, making it the ideal foil to the similarly-specced
Moto G9 Power and the even more affordable
Moto G9 Play.
Stereo speakers, an IR blaster and reverse wired charging are also inclusions we wouldn’t necessarily expect at this price.
Here’s a rundown of the Poco M3’s complete spec sheet:
6.53in 19.5:9 Full HD+ display
Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor
64GB (UFS 2.1)/128GB (UFS 2.2) storage
Expandable via microSD up to 512GB
48Mp main sensor
2MP macro sensor
2Mp depth sensor
8Mp front-facing camera in dewdrop notch
Android 10 w/ MIUI 12
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor/power key
3.5mm headphone jack
FM radio (w/ headphones)
18W fast charging (22.5W charger in-box)
Reverse wired charging
162.3mm x 77.3mm x 9.6mm
Colours: Cool Blue, Poco Yellow, Power Black
If you’re after a little more oomph, then the
Poco X3 NFC is worth taking a look at, otherwise, the M3 looks like it could land itself the title of one of the best budget phones of the year, once we’ve put it through its paces in our review process, of course.