POCO M3 with 6000mAh battery, 48MP camera debuts in India at ₹10,999 ($150)

POCO today launched the budget-friendly M3 smartphone in India, four months after its debut in Europe. The phone is a follow-up to the POCO M2, which was launched in September last year. While it isn’t a massive upgrade over the POCO M2, it does have the specs to give some of the best cheap Android phones a run for their money.

POCO’s latest budget phone sports a 6.53-inch waterdrop notch display with FHD+ resolution. Powering the POCO M3 is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 662 processor, clubbed with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB UFS 2.2 storage. In the camera department, the phone comes with a triple-lens system at the rear and an 8MP selfie camera on the front. The triple-camera setup includes a 48MP main sensor, a 2MP macro snapper, and a 2MP depth sensor.

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Aside from its funky design, one of the other major highlights is the massive 6000mAh battery. You also get 18W fast charging support, stereo speakers, an IR blaster, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. On the software side of things, the POCO M3 runs Android 10-based MIUI 12 for Poco out of the box.

POCO has priced the M3 at ₹10,999 ($150) in India for the base 6GB/64GB variant and ₹11,999 ($165) for the 6GB/128GB variant. It will be available for purchase in the country through Flipkart starting at 12 PM IST on February 9.

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