Poco F3 & Poco X3 Pro With New Snapdragon 870 & Snapdragon 860 Chips Official – Starts at RM999 in Malaysia
March 22, 2021 Andrew Cheng

Poco just unveiled two very interesting (and affordable) flagship smartphones: the Poco F3 and Poco X3 Pro. What makes these two devices particularly interesting is the new Qualcomm chipsets powering them. Under the hood of the Poco F3 is the Snapdragon 870 processor, while the Poco X3 Pro gets a Snapdragon 860 chip.

Out of the two smartphones, the Poco F3 is the higher-end offering. The Snapdragon 870 powering the phone is basically a faster version of the Snapdragon 865; both chipsets share the same CPU and GPU. Aside from that, it also has a 6.67-inch 2400 x 1080 AMOLED screen with a fast 120Hz refresh rate.

Other specifications of the Poco F3 include a triple camera system (48MP f/1.79 primary + 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle + 5MP f/2.4 telemacro), a 20MP selfie camera, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 4,520mAh battery.

If you want something more affordable, there’s the Poco X3 Pro. As mentioned, it’s powered by the equally new Snapdragon 860 chipset, which is an improved version of the Snapdragon 855. Yes, you’ve guessed it: both of these chips share the same CPU and GPU, much like how the Snapdragon 870 and Snapdragon 865 are similar to each other.

Rounding out the hardware of the Poco X3 Pro are a 6.67-inch 1080p LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, a quad camera system (48MP f/1.79 primary + 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth), a 20MP selfie camera, a side fingerprint sensor, and a large 5,160mAh battery.

The Poco X3 Pro will be available in Malaysia first on 24 March; the 128GB + 6GB model retails at RM999, while the 256GB + 8GB configuration costs RM1,299. As for the Poco F3, it will be available from 27 March onwards for RM1,399 (128GB + 6GB) and RM1,699 (256GB + 8GB). If you purchase either one of these two phones on their respective first day of sale, you can get a pretty good discount as well.