During a live-streamed launched event yesterday, Xiaomi launched one of its most awaited mid-rangers of the year, the POCO X3 NFC. The smartphone comes with gaming-centric features thanks to the latest Qualcomm SoC and a copper cum graphite backed cooling system.
According to Xiaomi, the smartphone promises high-end features that provide flagship-like functionality at a lower cost.
Design and Display
Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC comes with a unique take on circular camera bumps. It features a round aisle with a squircle camera bump home to a quad-sensor camera setup arranged in an ‘X’ formation.
The smartphone is built around a 6.67-inch LCD DotDisplay display that offers FHD+ resolution topped with a 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling, 20:9 aspect ratio, 395 PPI pixel density, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, HDR10, and 450 nits brightness (advertised).
Internals and Storage
The newly launched smartphone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G that features Adreno 618 Elite Gaming GPU. It comes with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB of UFS 2.1 expandable storage. It boots on Android 10 topped with MIUI 12.
For cooling, the POCO X3 comes with an enlarged copper heat pipe with multiple layers of graphite for further heat reduction. It also has other gaming-focused features including Game Turbo 3.0 performance boosting and a Z-axis linear haptic motor.
As the name suggests, the smartphone comes with support for NFC and an IP53 rating, which means it is splash resistant. Other features include dual stereo speakers, BT 5.1, and WiFi 5.
At the back, the smartphone sports quad-sensor cameras with a 64 MP primary sensor alongside a 13 MP ultra-wide cam, a 2 MP macro lens, and a 2 MP depth sensor.
On the front, it is equipped with a 20 MP selfie camera.
Battery and Pricing
The smartphone packs a large 5,160 mAh battery with 33W fast charging. According to the company, the smartphone can go from 0 percent to 100 percent charge in 65 minutes.
It will be available for sale by 17th September and will cost €229 for the 6GB/64GB variant and €269 for the 6GB/128GB variant.
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 618
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM7150-AC Snapdragon 732G (8 nm)
- OS: Android 10.0; MIUI 12
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE,
- LCD capacitive touchscreen, 6.67 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio
- RAM: 6 GB
- Internal: 64 GB, 128 GB
- Primary: 64 MP + 13 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
- Secondary: 20 MP
- Connectivity: LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, headphone jack
- Fingerprint scanner: Yes (side-mounted)
- Battery: 5160 mAh
- Price: €229