Poco redesigns Redmi 9C into its cheapest phone yet: the Poco C3

Poco C3 launched price Nepal availability specs features

After weeks of teasing, Poco has finally unveiled the Poco C3 device in India with the tag “Game Changer”. The device is based on the Redmi 9C that was recently launched in Nepal. Let’s check out the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Poco C3 in Nepal.

Poco C3 Overview

Design and Display

Poco C3 DesignPoco 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.

On 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. Users can choose between 3GB and 4GB of RAM. Similarly, the device is available in 32GB and 64GB of internal memory. MediaTek Helio G35

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Poco C3 ships with MIUI 12 based on Android 10. The highlight here is the Poco Clean Experience which provides ad-free experience to the users. Also, the company claims to have optimized the MIUI launcher and improved the responsiveness of the system animation.

Camera

Poco C3 camera setup

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 Better Battery 2.0

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: 32GB / 64GB, expandable with SD card
  • OS: Android 10 with MIUI 12 on top
  • Rear Camera:
    – 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

Poco C3 will go on sale in India starting from October 16. Flipkart has listed the Poco C3 with a starting price of INR 7,499 for the 3+32GB variant. While there is no official distributor of Poco products in Nepal, we can expect the C3 to arrive here through unofficial channels at a starting price of NPR 12,500.

Smartphone Price in India Price in Nepal (Expected)
Poco C3 (3/32GB) INR 7,499 NPR 12,500
Poco C3 (4/64GB) INR 8,999 NPR 15,000
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