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Leak reveals particularly cheap Xiaomi Poco C61

The Xiaomi Poco C61 has the same design as the Redmi A3. (Image: Appuals)
The Xiaomi Poco C61 has the same design as the Redmi A3. (Image: Appuals)
Xiaomi will soon launch a particularly affordable entry-level smartphone in the Poco C61, which can now be seen in a series of product images. The specs have also been leaked. Accordingly, the Poco C61 is a smartphone with relatively modest features.

There have already been several leaks over the past few days, and now Appuals has now published official product images that apparently confirm the specs of the entry-level smartphone. As expected, the smartphone is practically identical to the Redmi A3 from the large, round camera module to the flat frame, giving the device a thoroughly modern look.

Xiaomi has replaced the Redmi logo with simple 'POCO' lettering, but has not made any changes to the features, which remain quite modest. This is hardly surprising in view of the price. Xiaomi is said to have installed a 6.71-inch IPS panel with a 90 Hz frame rate, but only a resolution of 1650 x 720 pixels and a peak brightness of 500 nits. The now-old Gorilla Glass 3 protects the screen from scratches.

The 5 MP selfie camera sits in a notch, while the gigantic camera module on the back only houses a single 8 MP main camera and a useless 0.08 MP sensor. A 3.5 mm headphone jack can be seen at the top, while the USB-C port is located at the bottom of the smartphone. The battery can be charged with up to 10 watts via this port.

Inside the Poco C61 is a MediaTek Helio G36, a 12 nm entry-level chip from last year that has eight ARM Cortex-A53 efficiency cores with clock speeds of up to 2.2 GHz. The Xiaomi Poco C61 will be available with either 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB to 128 GB of flash storage, and will be launched on the market at prices starting at around $90.


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Hannes Brecher, 2024-03-22 (Update: 2024-03-22)