Xiaomi-spin-off Poco has announced its new X3 phone. The X3 GT complies X3 Pro and X3 NFC, this time focusing on performance with a high-speed 120 Hz display and a new MediaTek processor. It is mostly a revamped version Xiaomin Redmi Note 10 Pro, released last month in China.
MediaTek is often connected to lower-end devices, but its Dimensity processors for 2021 include Arm core assemblies that are not too far from those found in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. The 6 nm Dimensity 1100 of the Poco X3 GT has four A78 cores at 2.6 GHz and four lower power A55 cores at 2 GHz – compare to the individual 2.84 GHz X1 of the Snapdragon 888, three to 2.42 GHz A78 and four to 1.8 GHz A55.
We found a similar Dimensity 1200 to be a capable performer review of the new OnePlus Nord 2. The biggest difference between the chip and the 1100 is that one of its A78 cores is clocked to 3GHz.
The X3 GT is the fastest rechargeable Poco phone to date, with a 5,000 mAh battery filling 67 W at an alleged 0-100% full charge. The primary camera has a 64-megapixel sensor and also features an 8-megapixel ultra-wide and 2-megapixel macro lens.
Other standout features include a true linear motor for flagship-level haptic feedback and a 6.6-inch 1080p 120Hz LCD display. Because the monitor is an LCD monitor, the fingerprint sensor is located on the side of the sleep / wake button, unlike under the monitor, as is common with OLED devices.
Poco has not yet provided complete release data, but the MSRP launching the X3 GT is listed at $ 299, which of course is likely to vary across markets. It will be released first in regions including Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa, and will have 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of storage.