Xiaomi Philippines subtly launched the POCO C40 in the country via a social media post.

The POCO C40 became controversial during its initial introduction when it came with a chipset from an unheard brand. It is powered by a JR10 octa-core processor from a Chinese company called JLQ. It is clocked at 2.0GHz and is paired with a Mali-G52 GPU, 4GB RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage.


POCO tries to compensate by rigging it with a large display and battery. The screen is at 6.71-inches, albeit only has an HD+ panel. On the upside, it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

The battery is quite substantial at 6,000mAh battery, which can last for up to 20 hours of video playback. It has 18W fast charging support, although it only comes with a 10W adapter in the box.


Camera resolutions are not the sharpest but should suffice for a budget phone. It managed to have a dual-camera setup on the back with its 13-megapixel main shooter and 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front is a 5-megapixel for selfies.

Software is still handled by the last generation’s Android 11 but comes with MIUI 13 for POCO interface on top.


The POCO C40 has an SRP of Php7,499. But for July 15, 2022, you can get it for only Php5,999 on POCO’s Local Authorized Shopee Store.

POCO C40 Specs

  • Android 11, MIUI 13 for POCO
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.71-inch HD+ LCD display, 1560 x 720 pixel resolution, 256ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 2.0GHz JLQ JR10 octa-core processor
  • Mali-G52 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel rear cameras, LED flash
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • IP52 water and dust resistance
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BDS
  • FM radio
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 169.59 x 76.56 x 9.18mm
  • Weight: 204g
  • Colors: POCO Yellow, Coral Green, Power Black
  • 6,000mAh non-removable battery, 18W charging support, 10W charger included

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