After a week of teasing, Poco has finally launched its latest smartphone – the Poco M3. As the name suggests, it is the successor to the Poco M2 which was recently launched in Nepal. With the launch of the M3, Poco will now operate independently even outside of India. Let’s check out the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Poco M3 in Nepal.
Poco M3 Overview
As Poco has officially entered the Nepali market, we are confident about the Nepal launch of the Poco M3, although we don’t have an exact date for now.
Design and Display
Poco M3 sports a 6.53-inch Dot Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top for protection. It’s an FHD+ panel with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. According to the company, the display covers 70% of the NTSC color gamut and has a contrast ratio of 1500:1. Moreover, it has TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification. There’s also Widevine L1 certification for HD+ streaming on your favorite streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.
The design of the Poco M3 makes it stand out among its competition. It comes with a rectangular camera module which is enclosed by a larger rectangle with the Poco logo engraved. This gives the device its distinctive look. Poco says that the camera bump measures less than 1mm. The rest of the panel has an anti-fingerprint texture.
Performance and Memory
Poco M3 comes with Snapdragon 662 SoC. It is based on Qualcomm’s 11nm process and features eight Kryo 260 CPU with a clock speed of up to 2GHz. It is paired with Adreno 610 GPU. The device comes with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM, while users can choose between 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. Here, the 64GB option is based on UFS 2.1 technology, whereas you will get the faster UFS 2.2 on the 128GB variant.
Talking about the cameras, there are three sensors in the rear panel and one in the front. The primary camera has been bumped to 48MP from 16MP on the Poco M2. The primary camera has a ½” sensor and an aperture of f/1.79. It is accompanied by a 2MP macro lens and another 2MP sensor for the portrait sensor.
Unfortunately, Poco decided to ditch the ultra-wide sensor that was on the M2. Similarly, the macro sensor has been downgraded from 5MP to 2MP.
In terms of videos, the rear camera is capable of recording 1080p footages at 30fps and slow-motion videos at 120fps. On the front, there is an 8MP front camera with an AI Beauty feature.
Rest of the specs
Poco M3 is backed up by a massive 6000mAh battery that promises up to 583 hours of standby time. The phone supports 18W fast charging just like its predecessor. Poco claims that the battery on this device can be charged up to 1,000 times and that its life span is 25% longer than normal smartphones.
The other highlight of the phone is its Hi-Res Audio certified dual-speaker. There is a fingerprint sensor on the side but one can also use the AI Face Unlock as well.
Poco M3 Specifications:
- Display: 6.53-inch FHD+, 19.5:9, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
- RAM: 4GB LPDDR4x
- Storage: 64GB UFS 2.1 / 128GB UFS 2.2 (dedicated microSD card slot)
- Rear Camera: Triple;
– 48MP primary camera
– 2MP depth sensor
– 2MP macro lens
- Front camera: 8MP f/2.05
- Security: Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted), Face unlock
- Sensors: Vibration, Distance sensor, Ambient Light, Accelerometer, e-compass, IR blaster
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/Beidou/Galileo
- Battery: 6000mAh with 18W fast charging
Poco M3 Price in Nepal and Availability
Poco M3 will go on sale from November 27 in the US, where its price is $149 and $169 for the 4/64GB and 4/128GB variant, respectively. However, the promotional price lists them at $20 off each model. We expect the price of Poco M3 in Nepal to start at around NPR 18,500 when it launches later on.
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- Watch our review of the Poco X3.