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.
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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.
— POCO India #POCOC3 (@IndiaPOCO) October 1, 2020
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.