The Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro has a two-year-old flagship SoC, a 120 Hz display and a 5,160 mAh battery for €199 on launch day
Xiaomi has lifted the lid on the POCO X3 Pro, the more premium version of last year's POCO X3 NFC. During today's launch event, Xiaomi stated that the POCO X3 Pro would start at €199, or €249 for the 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage model. We should stress that these are only 'early bird' prices and ones that will only be available between March 24 and April 1. Once Xiaomi decides to stop honouring those prices, the POCO X3 Pro should start at €249 or €299 for the higher-end model.
The POCO X3 Pro is not a re-branded Redmi smartphone, as the POCO F3 is. However, it does feature a re-branded Qualcomm SoC. Xiaomi has chosen the Snapdragon 860 for the POCO X3 Pro, which is actually a Snapdragon 855+. This year, Qualcomm released the Snapdragon 870, an overclocked Snapdragon 865 Plus, but the Snapdragon 860 and Snapdragon 855+ are identical.
Elsewhere, we find a 6.67-inch display that supports a 120 Hz peak refresh rate and a 240 Hz touch sampling rate. The panel is an LCD one, rather than an AMOLED one as found in the POCO F3. There is also UFS 3.1 storage, LPDDR4X RAM and a 5,160 mAh battery that can be recharged over USB Type-C at up to 33 W. Additionally, Xiaomi has gone with the Sony IMX582 as the POCO X3 Pro's main camera, a 48 MP sensor that is supported by an 8 MP ultra-wide and dual 2 MP sensors.
The POCO X3 Pro supports expandable storage too and has dual-SIM connectivity. The device only has two card slots though, with its second serving as a Hybrid SIM card/microSD card slot. There is also a 3.5 mm headphone jack onboard, IP53 splash protection and Wi-Fi 5 connectivity.