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Poco C40 in Nepal: Large display and fast charging are key features of this budget phone

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Poco C40 is the latest release from globally reputed smartphone company, Xiaomi. Poco C40 also marks the latest addition to the famous Poco series of the company.

Xiaomi also released the Poco F4 GT, Poco M4 Pro 5G and Poco X4 Pro 5G this year. This is the most economic version of them all.

Poco C40 features a large display for great viewing. It also offers a large battery backup with fast charging feature but the most interesting feature of the phone is the chipset that comes from an unknown Chinese chipset maker called JLQ technology.

Let’s get into the details to know more about the phone.

Specifications

DimensionsHeight: 169.6 mm
Width: 76.6 mm
Thickness: 9.1 mm
Weight: 203 grams
Display6.70-inch IPS LCD, 60Hz, 400 nits (peak)
SimDual sims
Resolution720*1,650 pixels, 269 PPI density
OSAndroid 11, MIUI 13
ChipsetJLQ JR510 (11nm)
Storage64 GB
SD card slotDedicated
RAM4 GB
CameraFront: 5 MP, f/2.0,
Rear: 13 MP, f/1.8, Dual pixel PDAF             
2 MP (macro) 
SoundLoudspeakers 3.5mm headphone jack
Battery6,000 mAh, li-po, non-removable 18W Fast charging
SensorsRear-mounted fingerprint sensor
Proximity Sensor
Acceleration Sensor
ColoursMidnight black, Pacific blue, and Caribean green
Price (expected)Rs 18,000-20,000

Design and display

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Poco C40 has a glass front, plastic back and a plastic frame build. It has a waterdrop notch on the front and a big camera module on the back that includes the fingerprint sensor as well as Poco branding. This is a similar design seen on Xiaomi’s own Poco X4 Pro and M4 Pro launched a little while ago. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for biometrics.

The phone weighs 203 grams and is 9.1mm thick. The presence of the phone will surely be felt in the pocket due to its size. It is available in three colours: midnight black, Pacific blue and Caribbean green.

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On the front is 6.7-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720*1,650 pixels and 269 PPI density. The display on the phone also supports a 60Hz refresh rate while achieving a peak brightness of up to 400 nits. Furthermore, the display has a Gorilla Glass 3 protection and also features reading mode and colour temperature adjustment. There is also a face unlock feature on the phone.

Cameras

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There is a very minimalistic camera setup on the phone. There is a dual-camera setup on the back while a single sensor is used on the front. The 13MP main camera on the back is accompanied by a 2MP macro lens. On the front is a 5MP selfie shooter.

Both cameras on the front and back are capable of capturing 1080p resolution videos at 30fps.

Performance and storage

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Poco C40 runs on Android 11 with MIUI 13 on top. The phone is powered by a new JLQ JR510 (11nm) chipset. Most of the Xiaomi phones were powered by either Qualcomm Snapdragon or Mediatek chipsets, but this is the first smartphone to have a different chipset than the rest of the Xiaomi family.

Talking about the storage on the phone, it comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The user can further expand the memory with a microSD card, for which the phone has a dedicated slot.

Battery life, connectivity and others

Poco C40
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Poco C40 has a massive 6,000mAh non-removable battery backup. This power should be enough to go for days under normal use. The phone supports 18W fast charging, but it is rumoured that the buyers will only get a 10W charger inside the box.

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The phone supports dual sims and can connect to 4G networks. Similarly, the phone also supports dual Wifi for internet connectivity. Bluetooth 5.0 does the job of wireless pairing with other devices while USB Type-C 2.0 is used for charging and wired connection. The phone also supports radio, has an infrared port and is NFC enabled. One can simply enjoy music or videos with the loudspeakers of the phone or can use the 3.5mm headphone jack for privacy.

Notable features of Poco C40 are:

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  • 6.7-inch display
  • New chipset
  • 60 Hz refresh rate
  • Face unlock
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 6,000mAh battery backup
  • 18W fast charging support
  • Dedicated microSD card slot

Poco C40 was launched globally on June 16 and the people in Nepal can expect a price of around Rs 18,000 to Rs 20,000 when launched here.

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