Poco has officially unveiled the follow-up to the 2020 Poco M3, the Poco M3 Pro 5G. The former Xiaomi sub-brand had teased many details about the smartphone on its website before the announcement, but now we know what to know about the Poco M3 Pro 5G.
The Poco M3 Pro is powered by 5G Media Tech’s Dimension 700 processor. According to Poco, the Octa-core CPU and Mali-G57 GPU will offer a 30% increase in both performance density and energy efficiency, meaning users can expect major level performance without high power consumption.
Perhaps the most exciting upgrade of the Poco M3 is the addition of 5G. The integrated 5G modem offers dual-SIM support and dual 5G standby, meaning that users can keep their 5G running without interchange of SIM cards.
Poco Global, head of product marketing at Angus NG, said, “The benefits of faster 5G networks go beyond super fast downloads, high quality video, and additional smooth gaming – 5G allows for a more stable network in congested areas.”
“Rare in the market, taking advantage of the benefits brought by 5G at the current price point, POCO M3 Pro 5G is another proof of our promise to offer our users innovations that really matter”.
By design, the Poco M3 Pro 5G has a 3D curved back with a shiny finish in three colors: Poco Yellow, Power Black and Cool Blue. The phone has a 91% screen-to-body ratio and comes with a 3.5 mm jack so you can plug in your headphones.
The screen itself is a 6.5-inch FHD (1080p) display with smooth refresh rate up to 90Hz for smooth scrolling and gaming. The DynamicSwitch feature allows the display to move from 30Hz to 90Hz, saving power when a faster refresh rate is not needed. There are also dual light sensors on both sides of the phone for 360-degree light detection, which allows the phone to adjust between 4096 brightness levels for better visibility.
The smartphone takes advantage of a 48-megapixel main sensor, a 2-megapixel macro sensor and a triple camera array made up of a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It also has night mode, time-lapse video settings and time burst shooting feature so that you can get creative with the camera. Finally, Poco switches out the M3’s dot drop notch for a more subtle DotDisplay.
The phone has a 5000mAh battery that can last up to two days. It also supports 18W fast charging and comes with a 22.5W charger in the box.
The Poco M3 Pro 5G will be available to buy in the UK from the end of June with confirmation of prices, and will be available in 4GB / 64GB and 6GB / 128GB models.
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