POCO revolutionized the smartphone world with the introduction of the Pocophone F1 featuring 2018’s flagship chipset and a super affordable price tag. The company had an entire 2019 of hiatus but decided to return this year for an adventure as a separate Xiaomi brand. However, we have to say that so far Poco is quite disappointingly. Rather than releasing new smartphones, the company is all about rebranded Xiaomi and Redmi devices. Now the company is gearing to up to reveal a device that might be the first original device since Poco’s revival.
The first POCO smartphone released this year was the Poco X2. The device is just a rebranded Redmi K30 4G, which is a good device for mid-range costumers. The second device was the highly-anticipated POCO F2 Pro, but it was nothing besides a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro. The third device launched in India was the Poco M2 Pro. This device, in fact, isn’t a direct rebranding, but still is very close to the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. You can imagine how this brought confusion to costumers in India. Now, Poco is moving to release a new device. And the company is all about teasing this handset.
Poco’s Product Marketing Manager and Global spokesperson is doling out details for the Poco X3. The phone will indeed have a 64MP camera, the manager confirmed. He shared the first camera sample for the smartphone. However, this seems to be downscaled and the phone should still take 16MP photos with pixel binning. You can even catch a glimpse of the smartphone’s camera UI via the image below.
Testing out the camera set-up with the latest #POCOX3
It's really more than just a normal 64MP📷📸
Lots of cool awesome features to share very soon!
— Angus Kai Ho Ng (@anguskhng) August 27, 2020
The company also decided to tease the Poco X3’s battery charging capabilities. According to the chart below, the Samsung Galaxy A71 needs 80 minutes to fully charge its 4,500mAh using a 25W charger. The Poco X3 will take only 65 minutes to charge its battery. Unfortunately, the battery capacity of the handset isn’t confirmed yet. The phone was rumored to come with a 5,000mAh battery or a capacity the sits slightly below this amount.
Massive battery with a blazing fast charging speed.⚡️
Compare to a well known mid-ranger, we take the lead.
I shall explain how we achieved this in our official launch.#POCOisBACK #POCOX3 NFC pic.twitter.com/CeqKpM3vRQ
— Angus Kai Ho Ng (@anguskhng) August 28, 2020
The Poco M2 Pro, for instance, has a 5,000mAh battery and 33W fast-charging. It takes 30 minutes to hit the 50% market. The Poco X3, in counterpart, took only 20 minutes to reach the 50% mark. In the end, the handset may have a slightly smaller battery. After all, the X2 had a 4,500mAh battery. This or Poco found a way to further optimize its charging capabilities. The manager states “I shall explain how we achieved this in our official launch.”
Along with this statement, he promised to bring more Poco X3 teasers soon.