Xiaomi has just launched the POCO C55, an affordable smartphone in India that appears to be a near-identical copy of last year’s Redmi 12C, currently only available in China. While the two devices share a lot of similarities, the Poco C55 does have some differences in appearance, since it has a leather-like back and a different camera block design.
In terms of specifications, the POCO C55 features a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, which is not the latest but is typically found in budget devices, and is expected to tip above 200K in AnTuTu benchmark. It comes with 4 or 6GB of RAM, 64 or 128GB of storage, and support for memory cards.
The phone has a standard 5000mAh battery, with a slow charging speed of only 10W. The screen is 6.71 inches with a resolution of 720×1650 and a pixel density of 268 PPI. The cameras are simple, with a 5 MP front-facing camera and a 50MP primary camera at the back, along with an auxiliary AI lens.
The device does not have an NFC module, but it does feature dual-band Wi-Fi and a fingerprint scanner located at the back. It also has an outdated Micro-USB connector, and it is still based on Google Android 12 with MIUI 13 for POCO devices.
Xiaomi Poco C55 key specifications
|CPU / GPU||UNISOC SC9832E|
|Storage / RAM||2GB + 32GB|
|Cameras||Rear: 5-megapixel + LED flash|
|OS (UI)||Android 12 (Go Edition)|
|Data||2G/3G/4G LTE, BT/WiFi|
|Battery||3000mAh battery (5W charger)|
|Single / Dual SIM, FaceID|
|148.7 x 71.2 x 10 mm (191 grams)|
Pricing and availability
The POCO C55 is available in Cool Blue, Power Black, and Forest Green colors. The two storage options are priced as follows;
- 4GB + 64GB = $115
- 6GB + 128GB = $133
Both storage options will be available for purchase via Indian Flipkart starting from 12PM on the 28th of February.