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POCO X3 Arrives in India with a 120Hz Refresh Rate, 64MP Quad Camera Setup, and a 6,000mAh Battery

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A few days into September, POCO hosted a global launch event to unveil the POCO X3 NFC smartphone. 

Yesterday, the smartphone, which launched globally as POCO X3 NFC, arrived India as the POCO X3. As the name suggests, the Indian variants of the smartphone lacks the NFC connectivity. 

Not only does the POCO X3 lack NFC, but it is slightly different from the POCO X3 NFC. 

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The POCO X3 features a 6.67 IPS LCD with a 120Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz.

The screen on the device supports HDR10, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. 

On the inside, the Snapdragon 732G chipset, which clocks at 2.3GHz, power the smartphone. The chipset is coupled with an LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.1 storage. 

The phone ships out with the MIUI 12 and the POCO launcher preloaded on it. It boots to the Android 10 OS based on the company’s UI.

On the front side, the POCO X3 houses a 20-megapixel selfie shooter in its punch-hole. 

A quad-camera system, which consists of a Sony IMX682 64-megapixel primary camera, a 13-megapixel ultrawide lens, which has a 119° FOV, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, is present on its backside. 

Also, it features a much larger 6,000mAh battery, unlike the 5,160mAh battery on the POCO X3 NFC. The POCO X3 ships out with a 33W fast charger.

According to C Manmohan, the General Manager of POCO India, the absence of NFC on the POCO X3 allows the brand offers the user a larger battery capacity. 

Furthermore, he mentioned that the feature was removed because it’s a less important feature for the Indian consumers.

The POCO X3 supports connectivity features such as dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C port, GPS, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Other features of the smartphone include an IR blaster, an IP53 rated frame, AI face unlock, a side-fitted fingerprint scanner, and a Gorilla Glass 5 panel to shield the display. 

The POCO X3 arrived in India in three variants;

6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – Rs. 16,999 (~$231)

6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – Rs. 18,499 (~$251)

8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – Rs. 19,999 (~$272)

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