After launching the high-anticipated POCO X3 NFC in September, POCO is now back with the all-new POCO M3 targeted at the budget segment.
Priced at S$199, the POCO M3 is currently one of the most attractive entry-level smartphone which will be taking on the likes of the newly announced Realme C15 as well as the OPPO A12.
Starting with the front, the new POCO M3 features a 6.53-inches FHD+ Dot Drop display which has a decent peak brightness of 400 nits. Though its a budget smartphone, but that doesn’t stops POCO from equipping the device with an additional layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 atop for extra durability.
On the flip-side, the POCO M3 boasts a dual-tone, textured design which gives the device one of the most unique exterior we’d seen so far. According to POCO, the textured back panel comes with anti-fingerprint characteristics that prevent unsightly smudges from building up.
For photography, the POCO M3 has a triple rear camera system consisting of a 48 megapixels (f/1.8 aperture) primary shooter, 2 megapixels (f/2.4 aperture) macro camera, as well as a 2 megapixels (f/2.4 aperture) depth sensor. This will be accompanied by an 8 megapixels (f/2.0 aperture) selfie camera at the front.
Under the hood, the POCO M3 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset which will be paired with 4GB RAM, as well as an option between 64GB or 128GB onboard storage. Nonetheless, its storage capacity can still be further expanded via an external microSD card.
Keeping its lights on will be a massive 6,000mAh battery that comes with 18W fast-charging support. According to POCO, the device can last up to 5 days under light usage and slightly below 3 days with moderate usage.
On the software-side, the device runs on the latest MIUI 12 (for POCO) based on Android 10 OS. Aside from that, other notable features that accompany the device also include a 3.5mm headphone jack, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, as well as a dual speakers with Hi-Res Audio certification.
Pricing & Availability
POCO M3 will be available in Singapore in two variants – 4GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB, in Cool Blue and Power Black. The availability of POCO Yellow will be announced at a later date. From November 27, both variants will be available for purchase online exclusively on Xiaomi Official Store Global on Lazada at a price of SGD 199 and SGD 219 respectively.
Consumers who are keen to purchase can grab the devices at early bird prices of SGD 179 for the 4GB+64GB variant and SGD 199 for the 4GB+128GB variant, while stocks last. In addition, those who purchase POCO M3 on November 27 will receive a free gift, Mi In-Ear Headphones Basic Piston Earphone, while stocks last