Poco X3 Pro NFC is the world’s first phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 processor

The Poco X3 Pro NFC has been announced in Europe. It is very similar to the regular variant, i.e., the Poco X3 NFC, in terms of design, and the company isn’t hiding this fact. The Pro variant has the same Poco Finish line design, with a gigantic logo at the back.

Poco X3 Pro NFC official

But there are a few subtle differences. The device’s logo has a reflective chroma design. Poco says that the back cover has a dual-texture body with anti-fingerprint sides.

The screen is identical to the regular version’s, i.e., it has a 6.67-inches Full HD+ IPS LCD screen with 120Hz refresh rate. It supports Dynamic Switch (50Hz/60Hz/90Hz/120Hz), 240Hz touch sampling rate, has a 20:9 aspect ratio, 395ppi of pixel density, 1500:1 Contrast Ratio, and has TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification. The screen has a 91.25% screen-to-body ratio. The selfie lens on the phone is a 20MP snapper with 1.6μm pixel size, an f/2.2 aperture, and an 119° FOV.

The phone runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12 and Poco Launcher. The key difference is that the Poco X3 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 octa-core processor. This is the first phone to come with this CPU. It has 6GB/8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB/256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, and supports up to 1TB of additional memory via a microSD card slot.

Poco claims that the phone offers 50 FPS at high settings in Genshin Impact. The device clocked around 491,412 points on AnTuTu benchmark. The Poco X3 Pro NFC retains the 3.5mm headphone jack, Dual Stereo speakers, a Z-axis Linear Motor, an IR Blaster, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. As the name of the phone suggests, it supports NFC.

Surprisingly, the cameras on the Poco X3 Pro NFC have been downgraded in comparison to the regular Poco X3 NFC. This time we get a 48MP Sony IMX582 primary sensor which supports 4-in-1 pixel binning, 1.6μm Pixel size, 1/2“ sensor size, has an f/1.79 aperture, an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens with a 119° FOV, an f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP macro sensor, with a 1.75μm pixel size, an f/2.4 aperture, FF (4cm), a 2MP depth sensor, with 1.75μm pixel size, an f/2.4 aperture, and an LED flash light.

Poco X3 Pro NFC Specs

  • Display: 6.67-inches FHD+ 2400 x 1080, DotDisplay (punch-hole), 120Hz refresh rate Dynamic Switch (50Hz/60Hz/90Hz/120Hz), 240Hz touch sampling rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, 395ppi, 1500:1 Contrast Ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification, 91.25% screen-to-body ratio
  • Operating System: MIUI 12 based on Android 11, POCO Launcher 2.0
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 octa-core, 7nm process (Prime Core 2.96GHz + 3 x 2.42GHz Performance Cores + 4 x 1.8GHz Efficiency Cores)
  • GPU: Adreno 640, LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus
  • Memory: 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 + Up to 1TB via microSD card (Hybrid)
  • Battery: 5160mAh, 33W Fast Charging, USB Type-C, 100% in 59 minutes
  • Main Cameras: 48MP Sony IMX582, 1.6μm Pixel size, 1/2“ sensor size, f/1.79 aperture + 8MP ultra wide-angle lens 119° FOV, f/2.2 aperture + 2MP macro sensor, 1.75μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture, FF (4cm) + 2MP depth sensor 1.75μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture, LED flashlight
  • Selfie Camera: 20MP, 1.6μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, 119° FOV
  • Connectivity: Hybrid SIM slot (nano-SIM + nano-SIM or microSD), 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Misc: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock
  • Colours: Phantom Black, Frost Blue and Metal Bronze

Poco X3 Pro NFC and Poco F3 price

The Poco X3 Pro NFC price in Europe starts at 249 Euros (about R. 21,481) for the 6GB/128GB storage version. Poco is offering an early bird pricing for the phone, and you can get it at 199 Euros for a limited time. The 8GB/256GB version price has been set at 299 Euros (around Rs. 26,000), and it also has an early bird pricing of 249 Euros.

The Early Bird deals will be available from March 24th to April 1st. The device comes in 3 colours: Phantom Black, Frost Blue and Metal Bronze. The company is also offering a one-time free screen replacement for the first 6 months since the purchase date.

The Poco X3 Pro India launch is set for March 30th, we expect it to be similar to the Pro NFC version, but sans the NFC connectivity.

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Ashwin Karthik
Originally a Business Grad, Ashwin is a natural at testing and reviewing apps & games for Windows and Android Apps, as well as flashing ROMs. A proud owner of a Redmi K20, he is also an avid gamer and loves playing on his Computer, PS4 & Nintendo consoles.

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