Xiaomi presents POCO C40 globally with MIUI 13 based on Android 11 and a 6.71-inch display
Xiaomi has introduced the POCO C40 globally, less than ten days after its Vietnamese subsidiary revealed the handset with a JLQ JR510 SoC from JLQ Technology. Unfortunately, a few unknowns exist about the JLQ JR510, such as its CPU cores. Still, Xiaomi has since confirmed that the 11 nm SoC has a 4G modem, eight CPU cores that peak at 2.0 GHz, plus an ARM Mali-G52 GPU. It remains to be seen whether this is the Mali-G52 MP1, Mali-G52 MP2, Mali-G52 MP6 or another derivative altogether.
Elsewhere, the POCO C40 has a 6.71-inch 'Dot Drop' display with a 1,650 x 720-pixel resolution, a presumed 60 Hz refresh rate and unspecified Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Additionally, Xiaomi equips the POCO C40 with a 6,000 mAh battery that supports 18 W fast charging. For some reason, Xiaomi includes a 10 W charger in the box. Hence, you must purchase a secondary charger to make full use of the POCO C40's charging capabilities.
Unsurprisingly, a 6,000 mAh battery makes the POCO C40 rather thick and heavy, at 9.18 mm and 204 g, respectively. Incidentally, the POCO C40 is 169.59 mm tall and 76.56 mm wide, within which Xiaomi has included a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, dual SIM capabilities and a USB Type-C port. The POCO C40 also supports up to 1 TB microSD cards, but Android 12 escapes it. Instead, Xiaomi pre-loads MIUI 13 based on Android 11.
At launch, Xiaomi will offer the POCO C40 with 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB or 64 GB of storage. Also, the handset will be available in Coral Green, Power Black and POCO Yellow. Pricing and availability have not been announced in any new markets yet. For context, Xiaomi Vietnam announced the POCO C40 for VND 3,490,000 (~US$150).