After the success of the F1, announced back in 2018, Poco has launched a range of smartphones that aim to bring good performance at a lower price point. And for the most part, they have managed to serve along these lines. The latest entrant in the company’s lineup is the C3 — the company’s latest budget smartphone, which is essentially a rebranded Redmi 9C, announced a few months back. Here’s a closer look at the Poco C3.
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Poco C3: Design and Display
In terms of design, the Poco C3 appears similar to the Redmi 9C in that it has the same plastic back with a square-shaped camera module on the rear to house the triple camera setup. However, it does get the Poco’s signature two-tone pattern, which reduces fingerprint smudges and also claims to offer a better in-hand grip and feel. And there is also P2i coating. Towards the front, the device features a 6.53-inch HD+ display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a waterdrop-style notch. Poco C3 comes in three colors: Arctic Blue, Lime Green, and Matte Black.
Poco C3: Performance
At its core, the Poco C3 runs on an octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 processor with up to 2.3GHz of clock speed and the IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU to handle graphics. It offers up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 512GB with a microSD card). To power the internals, the device includes a 5000mAh battery with Better Battery 2.0 optimization and 10W charging.
On the software front, the Poco C3 runs on MIUI 12 with Poco Clean Experience. It comes with dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, and a micro-USB port.
Poco C3: Camera
For optics, the Poco C3 sports a triple-camera setup on the rear, with an LED flash. The setup includes a 13MP (f/2.2) primary sensor, accompanied by a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth (f/2.4) sensor. On the front, the device has a 5MP (f/2.2) camera for selfies.
Poco C3: Pricing and Availability
The Poco C3 comes in two variants: 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB, priced at Rs 7499 and Rs 8999, respectively. It will be available starting October 15 on Flipkart during the Big Billion Days. The device competes directly with the likes of Samsung Galaxy M01, Realme C11, C12, and C15.