Poco may have begun with a flagship killer, but with its return earlier this year, the firm has expanded its roots into the budget market. The newest addition to the portfolio of the business comes in the form of an entry-level smartphone, the Poco C3. And it’s a rebranded version of the Redmi 9C global edition, as we have come to expect. It is also the first smartphone by Poco in the sub-Rs. 10,000 segment price.
Poco C3: Features & Specifications
With a two-tone polycarbonate back panel that looks identical to the Poco M2 Pro, the Poco C3 has arrived. It contains a square cutout of the camera and a rear fingerprint reader. In the square cutout, you have a triple camera setup, featuring a 13MP main camera, 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor.
Turning to the front, the Poco C3 features a 20:9 aspect ratio 6.53-inch HD+ LCD display with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. Like the Realme 7i, which launches tomorrow in India, it does not boast a higher refresh rate. With a 5MP selfie sensor present at the corner, you have a waterdrop notch.
The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 gaming-centric chipset. You’ll find up to 4 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of built-in storage (using the dedicated microSD card slot to expand up to 512 GB). With 10W (5V/ 2A) fast-charging support via the microUSB port, there is also a 5,000mAh battery pack. Centered on Android 10, Poco C3 runs MIUI 12 for Poco, meaning it is ad-free and will make users happy.
Also, if you haven’t noticed before, the Poco C3 is very similar to the Redmi 9 that was released earlier in August in India. The absence of a 2MP macro camera onboard the Redmi 9 is the only distinction between the two phones.
Price and Availability
The Poco X3’s 3GB+32 GB base variant was priced at Rs. 7,499 (introductory offer), while in India, the high-end 4GB+64 GB variant was priced at Rs. 8,999. The smartphone will be available in three different colours namely Arctic Blue, Matte Black, and Lime Green.