It seems like we are getting another POCO phone very soon. Official-looking renders of the upcoming POCO M3 Pro have leaked from IshanAgarwal24, along with a couple of other details about the new phone. The new renders show off a very different look from the regular POCO M3 released a few months ago.
The POCO M3 Pro is the first 5G-enabled phone in the M series. According to Kevin Qui, the head of POCO Global, and Angus Ng, POCO’s global head of product marketing, the phone will be getting a MediaTek Deminsity processor for 5G compatibility. This also makes it the first POCO phone to be sold globally that will be powered by a MediaTek chipset.
We don’t know which Dimensity chipset the phone will be getting but it should perform better than the Snapdragon 662 on the regular version. Based on the company’s internal testing, the vanilla version yielded a score of 301,635 on AnTuTu while the M3 Pro gets 329,072.
The render also reveals it will have a three-rear camera module which could be composed of a 48-megapixel wide sensor with PDAF, a 2-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
In terms of its design, POCO shares its designs with its sister brand Redmi. The two brands’ exteriors looking alike is one potential area where a “crossover” between the two brands may happen. According to Qiu, POCO is working on creating its own design language and standout software features to set it apart from Redmi.
There are also hints pointing at the retirement of the POCO X3 model once the M3 Pro is launched. This could be because the M3 Pro is priced similarly to that model.