POCO X3 India model may get 8GB RAM variant, Geekbench listing suggests

POCO X3 is confirmed to launch in India and may come in a new 8GB RAM variant, according to a Geekbench listing

Highlights
  • POCO X3 is confirmed to launch in India soon
  • The global variant comes with 6GB RAM
  • POCO X3 India model may come with up to 8GB RAM

POCO X3 NFC was announced globally yesterday as a successor to the POCO X2 from earlier this year. Soon after the announcement, the handset’s India launch was teased by the company’s India GM C Manmohan. It was also suggested that the POCO X3 India price could be around Rs 20,000, making it more expensive than the POCO X2. To justify the increased pricing, POCO may launch an 8GB RAM variant of the phone in India. The POCO X3 8GB RAM variant has been spotted on Geekbench with the model number M2007J20CI (‘I’ at the end is an indicator for India-specific model), as spotted by tipster Mukul Sharma. 

Also read: POCO X3 India launch teased; price expected to be around Rs 20,000

POCO X3 NFC

The POCO X3 8GB RAM model has managed to score 548 points in single-core and 1,647 in the multi-core test, respectively, on Geekbench. To recall, the POCO X3 global model comes in 6GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB variants, priced at 229 Euro (approx Rs 19,800) and 269 Euro (approx Rs 23,300), respectively. We speculate that the POCO X3 8GB RAM variant will be priced above Rs 20,000 in India, while the 6GB RAM variant may fall just under Rs 20,000.

POCO X3 specifications

POCO X3 NFC sports a 6.67-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, a centre-aligned punch-hole cutout, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC coupled with Adreno 618 GPU, 6GB RAM, and up to 128GB storage that is further expandable via a microSD card. The phone runs on Android 10-based MIUI 12 and POCO Launcher 2.0 on top. Connectivity options include IR blaster, NFC, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The POCO X3 NFC comes with IP53 certification for splash resistance.

As for the optics, the POCO X3 NFC has a quad-camera system consisting of a 64MP Sony IMX682 primary sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a couple of 2MP sensors for depth and macro shots. There is a 20MP selfie snapper on the front and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. The phone packs a 5,160mAh battery and supports 33W fast-charging which can fully charge the device in just 65 minutes.