The POCO F3 is official, and it will hurt the competition: Snapdragon 870, 120 Hz AMOLED screen, 48 MP main sensor, XXL battery… All for less than 400 €, or even less than 300 € at its launch! Is this the new flagship killer of 2021?
It’s official ! After weeks of rumors, the POCO F3 has finally been announced by the firm. On the program, we find not one but two smartphones: the POCO F3, and the POCO X3 Pro. For once, the POCO F3 is the most upscale, while the POCO X3 Pro is more aimed at gamers.
POCO F3: a high-end smartphone … at half the price
The star of the event was undoubtedly the POCO F3, and for good reason: it offers everything one is entitled to expect from a high-end smartphone, while it is sold between 300 and 400 euros depending on the configurations.
First of all, there is a large 6.67-inch AMOLED E4 screen, with a 120 Hz refresh rate and 360 Hz touch sampling. A punch is housed in the center of the upper part of this panel, to accommodate the 20 MP front camera. At the rear, we can count on a solid configuration of sensors: a Sony IMX 582 main module of 48 MP (1/2 ”, f / 1.79), an ultra wide-angle of 8 MP (FOV 119 °, f / 2.2) and a 5 MP telemacro (f / 2.4).
On the software side, we can count on MIUI 12, the software overlay of Xiaomi. The device itself may be thin (7.8mm thick) and rather light (196 grams), it still has an imposing 4,520 mAh battery which would give it an autonomy of 2 full days of after the mark. The smartphone is also compatible with fast charging at 33W. Finally, the highlight of the show: its SoC Snapdragon 870 signed Qualcomm, accompanied by the LiquidCool 1.0 Plus cooling system. Of course, we are not entitled to a Snapdragon 888 either, but this SoC remains a very high-end processor usually reserved for smartphones sold much more expensive. Except that there, the POCO F3 is billed 349 € (launch offer at 299 €) in its 6 / 128GB variant, and 399 € (launch offer at 349 €) in its 8 / 256GB configuration. The aforementioned launch offer will be available for 72 hours from the launch of the smartphone, on March 30 from 1 p.m. Three colors will be available: Night Black, Arctic White and Deep Ocean Blue.
POCOX3 Pro: more player
The POCO X3 Pro is, in reality, more intended for another audience: gamers. Thus, we find a 6.67-inch screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and touch sampling of 240 Hz, and this time POCO is betting on the Snapdragon 860 coupled with the Adreno 640 for high performance in-game. All this comes with LiquidCool 1.0 Plus, a new cooling technology from POCO, and a rounded photo block on the back.
The smartphone will be a little cheaper: € 249 in 6 / 128GB (introductory offer at € 199) and € 299 in 8 / 256GB (launch offer at € 249). The POCO F3 Pro will be available from March 26 at 1 p.m.
Pre-order from 199 €