Chinese phone brand, Poco, origionally part of Xiaomi, now a standalone brand as of last year, but still relying on Xiaomi for the manufacture and distribution of its phones, is set to release a new budget phone on May 19th: the Poco M3 Pro 5G.
As Poco has been a major player in the budget phone market for some time now, offering very competitive specs at low prices, it stands to reason that the brand is set to release a new affordable 5G phone. Rumours have been rife for a while, but now Poco has confirmed the M3 Pro 5G is on its way, posting launch event timing on its website.
Accessible 5G phone
Poco has confirmed that the M3 Pro 5G will have a high refresh rate display and be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity processor – a sizeable upgrade from the Snapdragon 662 that's powering the regular M3. We know that the 5G enabled phone will have plenty of RAM, fast storage and be available for a similar price to the X3 NFC – currently £199 on Amazon UK.
Speaking in an interview with Andriod Central, Angus Ng, Poco global's head of product marketing said: "We want to give people an easier way to switch to 5G. By giving them an option at a lower price point, they can experience 5G when they want to." In the interview Ng also confirmed that the company will now retire the M3, making way for the M3 Pro 5G, which looks set to become a popular choice in the budget 5G phones market.
Leaked renders published the widely trusted Ishan Agarwal on Twitter show a striking design – not totally dissimilar to the Galaxy S21 Series look – with a nice contrast between the camera housing area and the rear glass and large ‘POCO’ branding. The Poco M3 Pro 5G will come in black, dark jade and bright yellow.