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POCO Announces POCO M3 Phone, Reaffirms Independence

POCO has announced a new phone called the POCO M3, while also reaffirming its independence from Xiaomi in its press release.

The POCO M3 has a 6.53” FHD+ Dot Drop display with 2340x1080 high resolution, 1,500:1 contrast ratio, and 19:5:9 aspect ratio. Its screen is TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certified and uses the Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Inside, the device has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor and Qualcomm Adreno 610 GPU, with a MIUI Game Booster to provide real-time tracking of CPU and GPU usage. The phone also has a voice changer and can cast its screen onto an external monitor. For cameras, it has a 48MP camera, 2MP macro camera, and 2MP depth sensor on the back, while the front has an 8MP selfie camera.

Other features include dual speakers, a fingerprint sensor on the side, software like Movie frame, Time-lapse, Night Mode, and Color focus, MIUI ultra battery saving mode, and reverse wired charging support. The phone has a 6,000mAh battery which the company says is built to deal with high temperatures and almost two-and-a-half years of usage “without notable degradation”, and 18W fast charge. It comes with a 22.5W charger.

The POCO M3 weighs less than 200g and comes in Cool Blue, POCO Yellow, and Power Black, although POCO Yellow will not be available in Malaysia at launch. There will be two variants, 4GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB, priced at RM599 and RM699 respectively. Those who purchase the phone on November 27 will get a free Mi In-Ear Headphones Basic Piston Earphone as well while stocks last. See below for the specs list:

POCO became an independent brand from Xiaomi in January. On its independent status, POCO Global head Kevin Qiu said in a prepared statement, “The POCO philosophy embodies an attitude we all strive for - to be different and confident. As a newly-established independent brand, we’re looking forward to continuing to deliver technology that matters in an ever-evolving world.” According to the press release, the smartphone brand has sold over six million phones globally.


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