POCO India releases the POCO C31, a POCO C3 with a fingerprint scanner running Android 10
POCO India has expanded its range of entry-level smartphones with the POCO C31. While we thought that POCO India would announce a successor to last year's POCO C3, it has re-released the device with a fingerprint scanner as the POCO C31 instead. Accordingly, the POCO C31 is also the Redmi 9C, or Redmi 9 in India. POCO India already sells the POCO C3 in India, for reference.
As the marketing imagery below shows, the POCO C31 has a 6.53-inch display, up to 4 GB of RAM and a 5,000 mAh battery. The POCO C31 relies on a MediaTek Helio G35 SoC, just like the POCO C3 and 32 GB or 64 GB of storage. The latter can be expanded via a microSD card, which POCO India complements with two SD card slots. The 13 MP primary, 2 MP secondary and 2 MP tertiary cameras from the POCO C3 remain, as does the 5 MP selfie camera.
The POCO C31 even ships with Android 10. The device will be available in India for INR 8,499 (~US$115), although POCO India will sell the device at an INR 500 (~US$7) discount when the device launches on October 2. We doubt that POCO or Xiaomi will release the device globally, seeing as the POCO C31 is already sold under different names.
POCO India via GSMArena