Xiaomi’s sub-brand has released a new phone called the POCO C50, which is actually a rebranded version of a device from another Xiaomi brand, Redmi A1+.
The POCO C50 is one of the cheapest smartphones you can get in the market today. This is why it runs on the power-friendly Android 12 Go Edition with a bit of MIUI for POCO interface on top.
This operating system should play nice with the underwhelming MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core CPU that is paired with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM and a single 32GB of internal storage. If that’s not enough, there’s a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
It may not have the most powerful chip, but it does have a large 5,000mAh battery. This duo should make for a long screen-on time. Albeit, charging might be slow as Xiaomi only included a 10W adapter.
On the front, there’s a 6.52-inch screen with the standard HD+ pixel resolution and 60Hz refresh rate.
There’s a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the top of the screen, while on the back, we have an 8-megapixel main shooter and a depth sensor. We also have the fingerprint scanner back here as well as a leather-like plastic panel.
The POCO C50 2GB/32GB has an SRP of INR6,499 (~Php4,400) while the 3GB/32GB will be at INR7,299 (~Php4,900). As a special introductory price, you can get them for only INR6,249 (~Php4,200) and INR6,999 (~Php4,700), respectively starting January 10 on Flipkart in India. Global release details are yet to be known.
POCO C50 Specs
- Android 12 Go Edition
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 6.52-inch HD+ IPS display, 1600 x 720 pixel resolution, 269ppi
- 60Hz refresh rate
- 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core processor
- 2GB/3GB RAM
- PowerVR GE8320 GPU
- 32GB eMMC 5.1 internal storage, expandable via microSD
- 8-megapixel (f/2.0) + depth sensor rear cameras, LED flash
- Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
- Single loudspeaker, 3.5mm headphone jack
- HSPA+, 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- FM radio
- Dimensions: 164.9 x 76.8 x 9.1mm
- Weight: 192g
- Colors: Royal Blue, Country Green
- 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 10W fast charging