This is what the Poco M3 looks like

[ UPDATE 24/11/2020 21:00 ]: The Poco M3 is officially announced and it retails from RM599 in Malaysia. You can get it from as low as RM499 during its first day sale. More details here.


The Poco M3 is launching very soon and the Xiaomi-backed brand has just revealed the exterior design in a short 6-second teaser video. This is expected to be Poco’s new entry-level smartphone for the global market and it is positioned below the current Poco X3 NFC.

As teased earlier, the Poco M3 will feature a 6.53″ display that comes with a tiny notch at the top. There’s a noticeable chin at the bottom of the screen, which isn’t surprising for a budget phone. Similar to its bigger brother, the X3 NFC, the device also gets a side-mount fingerprint sensor which also doubles as a power button.

What’s interesting is the camera bump which looks somewhat similar to the limited edition OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077. It has a rather wide black panel on the rear which has a triple-camera bump on the left, while the right gets a vertically aligned POCO branding.

Looking at the triple-camera setup, you can see one big lens for the main shooter while the other two appears to be rather small. We are hoping that there’s at least an ultra-wide-angle lens instead of just having a macro and depth sensor.

From the close up render in the video, the M3 appears to come with a faux leather back which is likely to be plastic. Similar to the X3 NFC, the new budget phone appears to offered only in 2 colours – Black and Blue.

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In terms of specs, the M3 is running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor and Poco has hinted that it will come with a large 6,000mAh battery. Rumour has it that the screen will push Full HD+ resolution while the device also supports 22.5W fast charging via USB-C.

We don’t have the pricing just yet but we reckon that it should be priced well under RM800. The Poco M3 will be announced globally through a live stream that’s happening at 8pm (Malaysian time) on 24th November 2020.


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Alexander Wong