Poco C61 announced — a Redmi A3 rebrand

Poco C61 Price Nepal
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Poco, a sub-brand of Xiaomi has announced a “new” phone. This phone is a repackaging of the Redmi A3 which launched a while earlier. Let’s go ahead and discuss more on the Poco C61 including its expected price in Nepal.

Poco C61 Overview

Design and Display

As I have noted earlier, the Poco C61 is a reskin of the Redmi A3 and the design of the phone is almost the same as well. Given that, It comes in flat frames with a large centre-aligned circular camera island on the back. The Poco C61 also ships in the same three colours as the Redmi A3: Green, Blue, and Black. The green variant of the Redmi phone was available in a leather finish. However, that is not the case for the Poco offering — all the colour options ship with a glass back.

Poco C61 Design

A 6.71-inch screen greets you on the front with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Moreover, the panel here is an LCD with HD+ resolution. In addition, it offers you a refresh rate of 90Hz, a touch sampling rate of 180Hz, and a peak brightness of 500 nits.


Under the hood, you get the MediaTek Helio G36 chipset, which is about a year old at this point. You see this processor in the Redmi A3 as well. It is an octa-core processor that comes with 12nm fabrication, and a peak clock speed of 2.2 GHz.

MediaTek Helio G36 SoC

The Poco C61 got rid of the 3GB memory option which was available in its Redmi counterpart. Given that, it comes in two configurations altogether — 4GB + 64GB, and 6GB + 128GB. You can expand the storage to 1TB via a MicroSD card when you require more storage on your phone. Similarly, you can also virtually extend the RAM On the software front, it boots on the stock Android 14.

Camera and the rest

An 8MP camera leads the optics department on the Poco C61. It is coupled with an “AI Camera”, which serves no purpose except for the phone’s aesthetics. Meanwhile, on the front, you get a 5MP shooter.

Poco C61 Features

In the tank, you get a 5,000 mAh battery which is pretty standard in 2024. You get dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi 5, and Bluetooth v5.4 for wireless connectivity. On the other hand, you get USB Type-C and a 3.5mm headphone jack for wired connections.

Poco C61 Specifications

  • Design: Monotone design with plastic body and glass back
  • Dimensions: 168.40 mm x 76.30 mm x 8.30 mm
  • Weight: 199 grams
  • Display: 6.71” LCD Panel, 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, 500 nits peak brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Resolution: HD+ (720 x 1,650)
  • Chipset: Octa-core MediaTek Helio G36 (12nm)
  • RAM: 4GB or 6GB + 4GB extendable
  • ROM: 64GB or 128GB + 1 TB expandable with MicroSD card
  • OS: Android 14
  • Rear Camera: Dual Camera (8MP Primary + AI Camera of unspecified resolution)
  • Front Camera: 5MP Camera (Centre-aligned hole-punch cutout)
  • Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Electronic Compass
  • Navigation: GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, GALILEO
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh Lithium Polymer with Quick Charging
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi 5, Hotspot, Bluetooth v5.4, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Colour Options: Mystical Green, Ethereal Blue, Diamond Dust Black

Poco C61 Price in Nepal and Availability

The Poco C61 will be up for sale from 28 March 2024 in India for a starting price of INR 8,999. If and when it arrives here, we expect the Poco C61 price in Nepal to be NPR 14,999.

Poco C61 Price in India (Official) Price in Nepal (Expected)
4GB + 64GB INR 8,999 NPR 14,999
6GB + 128GB INR 9,999 NPR 16,999
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