Announcement. Poco C50 is a copy of one budget smartphone for India

Photo Announcement. Poco C50 is a copy of one budget smartphone for India

Somehow, all the new items that I write about at the beginning of 2023 are so budget-friendly that it starts to be a little alarming. A trend, such a trend...

Xiaomi has introduced a budget smartphone Poco C50 in India.

The novelty is, in fact, already well known to you and me, because we have an exact copy of the Redmi A1+ device actively sold in our country (announced in October 2022).

Redmi A1+

Briefly about the characteristics.

Chipset - quad-core MediaTek Helio A22. If you're lucky, you'll get around 100,000 points in AnTuTu. Only 2 or 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of permanent memory (plus there is support for memory cards, of course). Smartphones work on a stripped-down version of Android - 12 Go Edition.

Screen, of course, there are not enough stars from the sky. IPS-matrix with a diagonal of 6.52 "(103 cm²). The resolution is low, only 720x1600 (269 ppi). There is no increased refresh rate, but there is a sensor polling rate increased to 120 Hz.

With the battery, everything is in perfect order. Standard 5000 mAh. No fast charging, only 10W.

The cameras are quite simple. The front has a resolution of 5 MP. The rear camera is double. Basic�naya - with a resolution of 8 MP. And something helpful. Most likely a traditional depth sensor.

In the "other" section, everything is bad. Almost all. The fingerprint scanner, at least, is available - on the back. Otherwise... Single-band Wi-Fi, ancient Micro-USB. There is no NFC module. Of the sensors - generally one accelerometer. Both the proximity sensor and the light sensor are "virtual". What did you want for that kind of money?

But the appearance is pretty. Texture "under the skin".

About money. In India, Poco C50 will sell for ₹6499 (₽5520, $78.4) and ₹7299 (₽6200, $88.1) for differentvisibility 2+32 and 3+32 GB respectively.

For comparison, in Russia Redmi A1+ costs ₽4990 ($70.9) for the 2+32 GB version (something is not visible on the sale of the older version).

Key Features of Xiaomi Poco C50:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.52", 103 cm², 720x1600, 269 ppi, 60 Hz, 120 Hz polling rate, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch HardwareMediaTek Helio A22
2 GHz, 4 x Cortex-A53, PowerVR GE8320 Memory RAM 2-3 GB, ROM 32 GB, Micro-SD up to 512 GB, dedicated slot Mobile InternetLTE
EDGE Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,8,40,41
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 5(850), 8(900)
GSM Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5( 850), 8(900) Rechargeable Li-Pol, 5000 mAh, charging10.00 W Dimensions164.9 x 76.45 x 9.09 mm Weight192 g Rear camera: dual, flash, autofocus
- 8 MP, f/2.0
— ?? MP
front camera: 5 MP, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou OSAndroid 12 Go edition SensorsAccelerometer, Fingerprint scanner (rear) USBMicro v2.0, USB-OTG

I am from Mumbai, India. I write about gadgets and novelties of mobile phones. My profession is a telecommunications engineer.