Poco is launching its latest flagship Poco F3, in Nepal pretty soon. Though the device in and of itself is not new and already goes by the name of Redmi K40 in China and Mi 11X in India. Regardless, the Poco F3 is an interesting device that’s worth your attention.
Display and Design:
The Poco F3 boasts a glass-sandwich design with both the front and back glass panels protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The frame, however, is plastic. To the front is a 6.7” inch E4 AMOLED panel which peaks at 1300nits of brightness, giving HDR10 compatibility to the device. The display has a hole-punch cutout that houses the selfie camera.
To the back, the Poco F3 has a triple camera setup with 48MP Sony IMX582 as primary, an 8MP secondary ultrawide camera, and the third being a 5MP TeleMacro lens. The device is capable of recording 4K videos at 30fps via the primary. To the front is a 20MP selfie camera baked into the hole punch.
Underneath the Hood:
Here it gets interesting, as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC powers the Poco F3. This is a flagship-grade SoC that is 5G capable. This 7nm chipset is an octa-core SoC based on Kryo 585 cores peaking up to 3.2GHz tops. This flagship-grade Soc is coupled with 6/8GB of fast LPDDR5 RAM and 128/256GB of fast UFS 3.1 storage.
A 4520mAh battery juices all this up with support for 33Watt fast charging. The Poco F3 dismisses the 3.5mm headphone jack, but there’s Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Audio Certification (the irony). The device also has stereo speakers, and the side-mounted fingerprint scanner is present and accounted for.
Poco F3 Specs:
|Display||6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED , 120Hz refresh rate, 1300nit brightness|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5(Front and Back)|
|CPU||Snapdragon 870 5G (7nm)|
|RAM||6GB / 8GB LPPDDR5 RAM|
|Storage||128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 storage (no-MicroSD)|
|OS||MIUI 12 for Poco based on Android 11|
|Rear Cameras||Triple; 48MP Primary,8MP ultra-wide, 5MP TeleMacro|
|Selfie Camera||20MP (punch-hole)|
|Security||Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face-unlock|
|Others||5G, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1 + L5), NavIC, NFC, Hi-Res audio, Dual speakers, Dolby Atmos, IR Blaster|
|Battery||4520mAh with 33W fast charging, (QC3 +/ PD3.0 standards wired)|
Pricing and Availability:
While the price is yet to be disclosed, we expect it to be somewhere around the 45-50k segment. The POCO F3 could be available in three colors: Arctic White, Night Black, and Deep Ocean Blue. We expect it sometime in June.