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POCO X3 NFC launched in Malaysia priced from RM899

by Vyncent ChanSeptember 7, 2020
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The new POCO X3 NFC has just been announced here in Malaysia, with an exceptionally affordable price tag. The POCO X3 NFC offers POCO fans a sub-RM1000 option that actually offers certain features that are actually better than what’s found on their flagship POCO F2 Pro.

POCO X3 NFC gaming-10

On the POCO X3 NFC you get stereo sound, a 120Hz LCD display and a whopping 5160mAh battery, all of which the POCO F2 Pro lacks. Of course you aren’t getting a flagship chipset here, but you get the point. The POCO X3 NFC has a pretty impressive feature set for users who are more into the user experience than straight out flagship performance.

Speaking of performance, you do get the Snapdragon 732G, which is an overclocked variant of the already pretty capable Snapdragon 730G. The POCO X3 NFC is the first device to offer said chipset, and POCO pairs it with 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of storage.

POCO X3 NFC camera

The back is home to a quad-camera setup, with a main 64MP Sony IMX682 camera, a 13MP ultra-wide angle camera and a 2MP macro camera. There’s also a 2MP depth sensor, but we don’t talk about those here.

POCO X3 NFC Specs

CPU:Snapdragon 732G (2 x Kryo 470 Gold @ 2.3 GHz + 6 x Kryo 470 Silver @ 1.8 GHz), 8nm
GPU:Adreno 618
RAM:6GB LPDDR4X
Display:6.67″ FHD+ (2400 x 1080) 120Hz LCD display, 91% screen-to-body ratio
240Hz touch sampling
87.4% DCI-P3 gamut, HDR10, 450-nit brightness
Storage:Up to 128GB UFS 2.1 (expandable via microSD)
Camera:Main Camera(s)
64MP f/1.89 Sony IMX682 + 13MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle camera + 2MP f/2.4 macro camera + 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
Night Mode, AI scene detection, auto HDR, portrait mode, Beautify, AI Skyscaping 3.0, ultra-wide angle distortion correction, 1080p60/4K30 video, ShootSteady video, Vlog mode, up to 1080p120/720p960 slow-mo
Front Camera
20MP f/2.2
AI Beauty, AI Portrait, AI scene detection, Night mode, 1080p30 video, 120 fps slow-mo selfie
OS:MIUI 12 based on Android 10
Connectivity:LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)
Bluetooth 5.1
IR blaster
3.5mm headphone jack
SIM:Dual SIM (hybrid dual SIM)
Battery:Li-Po 5160mAh (non-removable)
33W fast charging (USB-C)
Dimensions:165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm
Weight:215 g
Ingress protection:IP53
Price:6GB+64GB: RM899
6GB+128GB: RM1099

POCO X3 NFC design

But that’s not all. As an introductory offer, the POCO X3 NFC will also be available during the 9.9 sale on Shopee from just RM799 for the 64GB variant, and RM949 for the 128GB variant! That’s significant savings of up to RM150 on an already affordable device! The POCO X3 NFC comes in Cobalt Blue and Shadow Grey.

You can read our review of the POCO X3 NFC here.

Pokdepinion: POCO conquered budget flagship market, and it seems like they are going to do it in the mid-range segment as well.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.