Poco has quietly launched a 4GB RAM variant of the well-received Poco M3 in India with decent specifications. The smartphone company is set to launch the F3 GT in the country on July 23. The upcoming Poco smartphone will serve as the flagship offering for the company. Under the hood, the phone will pack a powerful Dimensity 1200 SoC, and sport an eye-catching 120Hz AMOLED display.
While Poco fans continue waiting with bated breath for the arrival of the F3 GT, the brand brought a new model of the vanilla M3 in India. The affordable phone was available in 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM, and 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM storage configurations and Poco has introduced a 4GB RAM variant of the phone. This helps the company to further reduce the price of the phone. The new variant offers 64GB of built-instorage.
Poco M3 With 4GB RAM Launched In India
The new Poco M3 4GB RAM version is placed under the 6GB RAM models. The new variant offers a decent 64GB of built-in storage and carries an affordable price tag of INR 10499 (about $140). This variant is currently up for grabs via Flipkart. The 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM model is available for INR 11499 (about $153), while the 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM version will set you back INR 12499 (about $166). Morever, you can choose between Poco Yellow, Power Black, and Cool Blue color options.
Poco Increases Price Of Two Variants Of The M3
The Poco Yellow color is one of the most appealing phones in India in the affordable segment. The phone’s eye-catching design and colorway make it a more preferred phone over some equally-priced phones from Realme and Redmi. Much to the chagrin of those planning to get their hands on the M3, two models of the Poco M3 are now pricier by INR 500 ($7)in India.
The 6GB RAM model that ships with 64GB of onboard storage will now set you back INR 11499 (about $153). Likewise, the 128GB ROM model will now retail for INR 12499 (about $166). The price of the base version, which comes with 4GB of RAM hasn’t been changed. Although Poco did not explain why it increased the price of the aforesaid variants, but BGR suggests that the reason behind the price hike may be due to a price upgrade in components. The price upgrade is applicable in online, as well as offline stores.
This is not the first time there’s a price hike in the affordable phones segment, particularly for Xiaomi-branded phones. For instance, the price for both variants of the Redmi Note 10 was increased earlier this year. However, only the 128GB version of the Redmi Note 10 Pro saw an increase in Price. These price hikes are usually due to the increase in logistics and component costs.