Just some days ago, Poco teased that it is making a return to the Nepali market. The company today announced two devices that will soon hit the stores around you. The cheapest of the two is the Poco C3. In this post, we will be taking a look at the specs, features, official price, and availability of the “Game Changer” Poco C3 in Nepal.
Poco C3 Overview
Design and Display
Poco C3 features a 6.53-inch HD+ display. It sports a waterdrop notch to house the selfie camera. The panel sports an HD+ resolution and a tall aspect ratio of 20:9. The display on the Poco C3 is reading mode certified by the TUV Rheinland.
At the back, Poco has included a dual-tone color scheme. It also houses the square camera module. Unlike the Redmi 9C that the device is based on, the Poco C3 does not have a fingerprint scanner. Similarly, the device is P2i certified against minor splashes.
Performance and Software
Here, the phone packs in Helio G35 SoC. It’s a budget-oriented gaming chipset from MediaTek. Thus, it supports HyperEngine Technology that manages the resources intelligently for a lag-free experience. As of now, only the 4/64GB variant will be available in Nepal.
Poco C3 ships with MIUI 12 based on Android 10. The highlight here is the Poco Clean Experience which provides an ad-free experience to the users. Also, the company claims to have optimized the MIUI launcher and improved the responsiveness of the system animation.
At the back, the triple camera setup is enclosed inside the square camera module along with the LED flash. The setup is led by a 13MP camera sensor. It is joined by a 2MP portrait camera and another 2MP sensor for macro shots. The rear camera setup supports Phase Detection AF, AI Scene Detection, and Face Recognition. On the front, the waterdrop notch encloses the 5MP selfie camera.
Rest of the specs
The whole setup is powered by a 5,000mAh battery, which the company claims can deliver up to 2 hours of battery endurance on normal usage. Poco is also claiming a 25% longer battery lifespan on this device because of the Better Battery 2.0. The device supports 10W charging and Poco has included a 380V surge protection charger with the device. Similarly, the ports are also made from corrosion-proof materials.
Poco C3 Specifications:
- Dimension: 164.9 x 77.1 x 9mm; 194g
- Display: 6.53-inch In-cell LCD display; Panda Glass Screen Protection
- Resolution: HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels); 20:9
- Chipset: Mediatek Helio G35
- CPU: Octa-Core (8 x 2.3 GHz Cortex A53)
- GPU: Imagination PowerVR GE8320
- RAM: 3/4GB
- Storage: 32/64GB eMMC 5.1 (expandable with SD card)
- OS: Android 10 with MIUI 12 on top
- Rear Camera: Triple;
– 13MP rear camera, f/2.2, 1.0μm
– 2MP macro camera, 1.75μm
– 2MP depth sensor, 1.75μm
– LED flash
- Front Camera: 5MP front-facing camera, 2.2μm
- Connectivity : Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, Micro USB 2.0, A-GPS/GLONASS, Beidou
- Battery: 5000mAh, 10W charging via Micro USB
- Colors: Arctic Blue, Matte Black, Lime Green
Poco C3 Price in Nepal and Availability
The official price of Poco C3 in Nepal is Rs. 14,999 for the 4/64GB. Similarly, the low-end 3/32GB variant of the Poco C3 costs Rs. 13,999,
||Price in Nepal (Official)||Availability|
|Poco C3 (3/32GB)||NPR 13,999||Offline & Online markets|
|Poco C3 (4/64GB)||NPR 14,999||Offline & Online markets|
Yes—you read that right. Poco, an online-exclusive brand up until now, will cater to its customer via the offline market in Nepal. With this, we have another contender for the best smartphone under Rs. 15,000 in Nepal. The device is a rebranded version of the Redmi 9C, which has been our top pick in that particular price range.
Users will have to decide on which features they want the most. Poco C3 comes with an extra gigabyte of RAM, an ad-free UI experience, and Better Battery 2.0. On the other hand, Redmi 9C comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, which is absent on the C3.
- Check out our review of the Poco X3.