POCO C3 launching in India on October 6th

On: October 1, 2020

POCO is all set to introduce its fifth smartphone in India. The Xiaomi sub-brand announced on Twitter that it is launching the POCO C3 on October 6th at 12pm. Additionally, Flipkart has also put up a dedicated event page for the upcoming smartphone. 

Also Read: POCO X3 review: a fully-loaded mid-ranger

Previously, there were reports that the POCO C3 could arrive as a rebranded Redmi 9C (launched at the Redmi 9 in India) after it was spotted on the BIS certification website. The tweet and Flipkart listing reveal a square-shaped camera module hinting that the POCO C3 could indeed be a rebranded Redmi 9

This isn’t the first time POCO is launching a rebadged version of Redmi devices. The POCO M2 Pro shares the same specifications and features as the Redmi Note 9 Pro. The toned-down POCO M2 is also a rebranded version of the Redmi 9 Prime. However, the former debuted as the cheapest smartphone with 6GB RAM in the country compared to 4GB offered on Redmi 9 Prime. 

The POCO C3 teaser and Flipkart listing reveal a triple camera setup compared to dual-cameras on the Redmi 9. The brand also confirmed that the device will be equipped with a gaming processor. It remains to be seen what other differences the upcoming offering will have compared to the Redmi 9. 

Redmi 9 specifications and price in India

The Redmi 9 features a 6.53-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch. It comes with a square-shaped dual camera setup of 13MP main sensor and a 2MP depth unit. The device has a 5MP front-facing camera. 

The Redmi 9 is equipped with a MediaTek Helio G35 chipset with 4GB RAM and up to 128GB storage expandable via microSD card. The smartphone draws its power from a 5,000mAh battery unit and runs on Android 10 based MIUI 12 on the top. The Redmi 9 comes with VoWiFi support, IR Blaster, 3.5mm jack and microUSB port. However, the device lacks a fingerprint scanner. 

The Redmi 9 4GB+64GB option is priced at Rs 8,999 while the 4GB+128GB costs Rs 9,999. The smartphone is offered in Sporty Orange, Sky Blue and Carbon Black colours. 

Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.