The Poco M3 was revealed at an event broadcast live today, and at the same time, Poco Global is breaking out as its own brand independent of Xiaomi. This comes after 6 million Poco phones were sold in more than 35 global markets, making it a very successful sub-brand. The latest budget phone features a massive 6000mAh battery, a large 6.53 inch screen, and a triple camera system headed by a 48MP main sensor.
Starting at $ 149, the Poco M3 is decidedly a budget issue unlike Poco’s higher-budget flagships. It’s powered by the modest Snapdragon 662 chipset with Adreno 610 GPU. The cheapest model comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, while the $ 169 version increases the capacity to 128GB.
There are triple cameras on board, but we can probably only expect half-decent shots from the main 48MP shooter – the 2MP macro and depth sensors are still a questionable bug on budget devices. Other notable features include a headphone jack, expandable storage, and dual speakers with High-Resolution Audio. Biometric security is also available in the form of a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and AI face unlock.
Availability in Europe starts on Black Friday, which means pricing will drop to $ 129 and $ 149 per model, respectively. You can get one from Small siteOr Amazon, AliExpress, or mi.com.