POCO has launched a new smartphone, POCO F3 just after a week after the launch of the POCO X3 Pro in Nepal. The device comes with a powerful Snapdragon 870 5G chipset and a 120Hz AMOLED screen.
Sourabh Kothari, Country General Manager, Xiaomi Nepal, said, “At POCO, we are focused on bringing the best of technology for our fans. The tremendous response that POCO products have seen in Nepal is testimony to our consumers’ trust in us. Taking our legacy forward, we are excited to launch POCO F3 – the real beast, in Nepal. The most powerful POCO so far, the POCO F3 sports the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 870 5G Mobile Platform and comes equipped with a 6.67inch E4 AMODED Dot Display with 120 H refresh rate as well as the Dolby Atmos® audio. Powerful yet slim and light, POCO F3 is comfortably in the league with high-end flagships.”
POCO F3 plays in the big leagues with the brand’s most powerful device yet, powered by the Snapdragon 870 5G Mobile Platform. The device features an upgraded Qualcomm® Kryo™ 585 CPU prime core clock speed of up to 3.2 GHz, which is an industry-leading prime core clock speed. Along with the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650 GPU, POCO F3 promises a superb game-play experience. Paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, the flagship setup guarantees faster read-write speeds for multitasking. The boosted performance is embodied in its high efficiency 7nm processor as well as the LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus which allows the device to deliver sustained peak performance.
POCO F3 meets all the latest benchmarks in connectivity, sporting a Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System for the lightning-fast 5G connectivity with support for the majority of global network bands. The device also supports Wi-Fi 6, putting it comfortably in league with high-end smartphones.
Display and Design
POCO F3’s 120Hz high refresh rate provides unprecedented smoothness when gaming on the large 6.67″ AMOLED display. This beast also features one of the tiniest dots in the industry at just 2.76mm. Additionally, the 360Hz touch sampling rate and the fine-tuned touch algorithm allow the phone to respond extremely fast to the touch of a fingertip. The MEMC technology, adding up to 60fps, further enhances the smoothness of video content. The HDR10+ certified display, along with the True Display and True Color features, provides a truly eye-pleasing viewing experience with vibrant, highly accurate color. More than that, the upgraded E4 material brings the screen’s peak brightness to 1300 nits and helps reduce power consumption by 15% compared to the last-generation E3 material.
Crafted from a non-slippery material and measuring only 7.8mm thin and 196g in weight, the device feels comfortable and secure in the hand. At the same time, the Corning®Gorilla® Glass 5 on both front and back gives the phone sturdy protection.
Rocking a dual speaker setup with a bottom main speaker and a secondary speaker at the top, POCO F3 produces rich, detailed sound. POCO F3 is the brand’s first device to enable Dolby Atmos, leveling up your sound for a thoroughly impressive audio experience for videos, music, and games in the Dolby Atmos format, through both headphones and built-in speakers.
POCO F3 comes with an AI triple camera setup. The rear cameras consist of a 48MP main camera with 1.6μm 4-in-1 large pixel, a 119° ultra-wide lens, and a 5MP telemacro camera that supports 3cm – 7cm autofocus.
The 20MP front camera also supports Night Mode selfies.
More on POCO F3
Unlike most dual-mic smartphones, POCO F3 has a triple-microphone setup and comes with an Audio Zoom feature. When shooting a video, the dedicated third microphone on the rear allows the device to “zoom in” on the sound along with the image, capturing clear audio of far-away scenes and considerably improving sound reception during filming. Meanwhile, the X-axis linear haptic motor provides short, crisp vibrations to complete the flagship-level entertainment experience.
The device comes with 4,520mAh which can be charged to 100% in just 52 minutes with a 33W charger available in the box itself. POCO says it’s possible due to Middle Middle Tab (MMT) technology, which routes electric current into the device more efficiently.
POCO F3 Quick Specs
|Display||☉ 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED 20:9 HDR10 + display with MEMC|
☉ 120Hz refresh rate
☉ 1300nit brightness
☉ Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
|Processor||Snapdragon 870 5G (7nm)|
|Rear Camera||☉ 48MP primary lens|
☉ 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens
☉ 5MP tele-macro lens
|Selfie Camera||20MP (punch-hole)|
|Software||MIUI 12 for POCO on top of Android 11|
|Battery||4520mAh with 33W wired QC3 +/ PD3.0|
|RAM||6GB / 8GB LPPDDR5 RAM|
|Storage||128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 storage (no-MicroSD)|
|Security||☉ Side-mounted fingerprint sensor|
☉ USB Type-C
☉ Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1 + L5)
☉ Hi-Res audio
☉ Dual speakers
☉ Dolby Atmos
☉ IR Blaster
Availability and Price
POCO F3 will be available in three color variants: Arctic White, Night Black and Deep Ocean Blue, across authorized Stores, online and retail stores starting May 30, 2021. POCO F3 price starts at Rs. 46,999 for 6GB RAM, 128GB storage variant while 8GB RAM, 256GB storage variant costs Rs. 51,999 in Nepal.
|6GB + 128GB||NPR 46,999|
|8GB + 256GB||NPR 51,999|
POCO Nepal would also provide one year breakage insurance for the consumers who purchase POCO F3 before June 30, 2021.