Poco C3 launches to offer customers an alternative to the Realme C3 in the fiercely competitive Indian mobile gaming market.
Competition is seen as a good thing for consumers. It encourages customers to assess and consider their purchases, it forces companies to offer more for customers’ hard-earned cash and helps keep products and services fresh. There’s competition in almost every industry including smartphones – including the fast-growing Indian smartphone market, where Poco (a spin-off from Xiaomi) and Realme (spun-off from Oppo) are engaged in an arms race. Both companies are releasing more and more powerful gaming smartphones, and today Poco upped their game by launching their cheapest device yet: the Poco C3.
The Poco C3 is being marketed as a “Game Chang3r” and offers a lot for the money. The device is based around a 6.5-inch, 1600×720 resolution display and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 SoC, which is backed up by 3GB or 4GB OF RAM. There’s 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage plus a microSD card slot, a triple rear camera assembly (with a 13MP main sensor plus macro and depth sensors), and it’s kept alive by a 5000mAh battery. Poco state that the battery will last for more than three years of use, and the device is kept protected with a water-resistant nanocoating. The software is courtesy of MIUI 12, based on Android 10.
For the price? The device is going on sale via Flipkart on October 16 at a discount. The 3Gb RAM, 32GB storage device is being sold for just Rs. 7499, approximately $100 and down from the usual price of Rs.10000. The 4GB RAM, 64GB storage model is another Rs.1500 at $8999, a discount of Rs.2000, and approximately $120. It will be available in three colors – Arctic blue, Lime green, and Matte black.
This is a lot of hardware for the money in any market, including India, but Poco did take a couple of shortcuts to achieve this price. First, there’s no fingerprint sensor on the device, and second is the relatively low-resolution display.
Interestingly, the Realme C3 has a similar resolution, size, and battery capacity, but is based around a more powerful MediaTek G70 chipset and has a weaker camera setup. It’s also available for a similar price to the Poco C3.
You can watch the Poco C3 launch livestream via the source link below.