POCO X3 launched in India. NFC feature gets replaced with a bigger 6,000 mAh battery.

POCO X3 was one of the most expected smartphone launches in India and it was finally launched on September 22. However, when it comes to smartphones, it did come with a minor change in the Indian market. The global variant of the POCO X3 has the feature of NFC, but the same feature was missing in the Indian variant and got replaced by a bigger 6,000 mAH battery. In an interview with POCO India General Manager C Manmohan, he confirmed that the NFC feature has been removed to make room for more battery as the Indian market prefers the feature of bigger battery life than NFC. 

It seems to be a good call from POCO as bigger battery life has always been a bigger requirement in the Asian market. Where the global variant of the phone with NFC has a 5,160 mAh battery, the Indian version has a massive 6,000 mAh battery capacity. NFC has been a popular feature in the international market as it is being used for contactless payments. The phone has now been launched on an online e-commerce store Flipkart and has 3 variants with 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, and an 8GB/256 GB model. 

The variants have been priced at Rs 16,999, Rs 18,499, and Rs 19,999 in India, with Cobalt Blue and Shadow Gray color variants. The phone also has a 6.67-inch 120Hz IPS LCD FHD display with a punch-hole design for the front camera. The rear has a quad-camera setup with a 64 MP sensor and is powered with a Snapdragon 732G chipset. Although it’s not a 5G phone but has certainly hit all the right spots to be one of the best phones in its segment.

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