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A supposed POCO X3 Pro is cleared by the FCC for launch

The X3 might get a Pro variant soon. (Source: POCO)
The X3 might get a Pro variant soon. (Source: POCO)
The brand POCO has certified a new device with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and a number of other regulators. There is some evidence that this phone will be revealed as the Pro version of the X3 on its launch. To date, most of its specs remain a mystery, however, although its leaks point to NFC support, at least.

The POCO X3 launched on a remarkable tide of hype as it offered premium specs such as a 120 hertz (Hz) display refresh rate with a budget price. It was also touted as the first device with which the brand would go back to its original F1 roots rather than fall back on rebranding phones from its parent company Xiaomi as it has done since its inaugural, well-received "flagship-killing" campaign. 

Therefore, it may please many POCO fans that there are now signs an X3 Pro will launch soon. They include new certifications issued by the FCC, IMDA and EEC national regulators, as well as the TÜV safety-standard testers, for a device called the M2102J20SG.

This model number might look like it comes direct from Xiaomi; however, the majority of its new documentation attests that it will be a POCO phone. On that note, testing an IMEI number found with its FCC-posted material resulted in findings that it is in fact an X3 Pro (albeit in only 1 of the 4 websites against which it was checked).

Therefore, it looks like the POCO X3 Pro is a phone that will launch in several markets worldwide, perhaps as a dual-SIM phone that might be reasonably priced as it is a 4G/LTE-only device, and will seemingly launch with MIUI 12 rather than the slightly newer 12.5 software.

Then again, it may have NFC by default (rather than requiring a wholly separate variant with this spec as in the vanilla X3) in the IMDA's Singaporean and the FCC's US market, at least.

Get the POCO X3 NFC on Newegg

 

 

The POCO X3 Pro's new registrations. (Source: FCC, IMDA, TUV & ECC via GSMArena)
The POCO X3 Pro's new registrations. (Source: FCC, IMDA, TUV & ECC via GSMArena)
An IMEI database acknowledges the POCO X3 Pro. (Source: IMEICheck)
An IMEI database acknowledges the POCO X3 Pro. (Source: IMEICheck)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-02- 1 (Update: 2021-02- 1)