POCO C3 with Helio G35 and 5,000mAh battery launched in India: price, specifications

On: October 6, 2020

POCO has been consistently expanding its product portfolio. The year began with the launch of the POCO X2 in February. Next came the POCO F2 Pro, which did not arrive in India. It was followed by the arrival of the POCO M2 Pro and POCO M2 budget handsets. Last month, the brand unveiled the POCO X3 mid-ranger in India. The POCO C3 that went official in the country today is the company’s most affordable phone yet.

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

The POCO C3 is an entry-level phone that comes with a large display and a tall aspect ratio. The rear side of the phone sports a two-tone design with a square-shaped camera module for its 13-megapixel triple cameras. The POCO C3 is powered by the Helio G35 chipset.

POCO C3 specifications and features


The POCO C3 debuts an entry-level smartphone with gaming capabilities

The POCO C3 houses a 6.53-inch IPS LCD panel with a waterdrop notch. It offers an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1,600 pixels, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and 400 nits brightness.

The phone features the Helio G35 chipset under the hood, accompanied by up to 4GB of LPPD4x RAM. The device offers up to 64GB of built-in storage and it has a microSD card slot for expanding the storage further. The phone is backed by a 5,000mAh battery, which carries support for 10W standard charging.

The POCO C3 has a 5-megapixel selfie shooter with features like screen flash, HDR, and AI portrait mode. The rear cameras include a 13-megapixel main sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. The rear cameras support features like AI portrait mode, AI scene detection, HDR, Kaleidoscope effects, and 30fps 1080p video recording.

The phone runs MIUI 12 based on Android 10 along with the POCO Launcher. The device is equipped with features like face unlock, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It lacks a fingerprint reader.

POCO C3 price in India

The POCO C3 has arrived in two variants in India such as 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. They are priced at Rs 7,499 and Rs 8,999, respectively. The phone is available in colours like Arctic Blue, Lime Green, and Matte Black. The first sale of the POCO C3 will be carried out through Flipkart on October 16th.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.