POCO just launched its latest flagship 5G smartphone the POCO F3 in the F series at an event, as expected. This is the global version of the K40 that was launched last month in China. It has a 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED screen with MEMC, 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate, DCI-P3 color gamut, HDR10+, 8,192 levels of dimming, and 2.76mm ultra-small punch-hole that houses a 20MP camera.
It runs on the latest Snapdragon 870 processor with support 5G SA / NSA, up to 12GB of RAM, 256GB UFS 3.1 storage, and works on the MIUI 12 based on Android 11, which will be upgradable to MIUI 12.5 soon. It has a triple rear camera setup where a 48MP primary camera with an IMX582 sensor along with an 8MP ultra-wide camera and 5MP 50mm telephoto macro lens.
The POCO F3 features X-axis linear motors, Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos sound, and Audio Zoom for video. It is powered by a 4,520mAh battery that supports 33W wired charging that can charge 100% in just 52 minutes, and these come in Arctic White, Night Black, and Deep Ocean Blue colors.
POCO F3 Specifications -
|Display||6.67-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED 20:9 HDR10 + display with MEMC, 120Hz refresh rate, 1300nit (HBM) / 900nit (Typ) brightness, 5,000,000:1 (Min) contrast ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection|
Octa Core (1 x 3.2GHz + 3 x 2.42GHz + 4 x 1.8GHz Hexa) Snapdragon 870 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 650 GPU
|RAM/Storage||6GB / 8GB LPPDDR5 RAM with 128GB UFS 3.1 storage, 8GB / 12GB LPPDDR5 RAM with 256GB UFS 3.1 storage|
|OS/UI||Dual SIM (nano + nano)|
|SIM||MIUI 12 based on Android 11, MIUI 12.5 coming soon|
48MP rear camera with 1/ 1.2″ Sony IMX582 sensor, f/1.79 aperture, LED flash, 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.4 aperture, 5MP (3cm-7cm) tele-macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
|Front Camera||20MP front-facing camera with 0.8μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture|
|Features||Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor, USB Type-C audio, Hi-Res audio, Dual speakers|
|Dimensions||163.7x 76.4 x 7.8 mm|
|Connectivity||5G SA/NSA,Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1 + L5), NavIC, NFC, USB Type-C|
|Battery/Charger||4520mAh (Typical) with 33W wired QC3 + / PD3.0 fast charging|
Pricing and Availability -
The POCO F3 Early bird pricing will be starting from March 27th to April 6th. The company already confirmed that it will not launch the F series in India, and so as per the rumors, the phone will be launch in the Mi series.
|Price||Early Bird Price|
|6GB RAM/128GB storage||349 euros (US$ 415 / Rs. 30,100 approx.)||299 Euros (US$ 356 / Rs. 25,780 approx.)|
|8GB RAM/256GB storage||399 Euros (US$ 475 / Rs. 34,410 approx.)||349 Euros (US$ 415 / Rs. 30,100 approx.)|