Announcement. Poco C55 - the Indian twin of the Chinese Redmi

Photo Announcement. Poco C55 - the Indian twin of the Chinese Redmi

Here he is. In India, the announcement of an inexpensive smartphone Poco C55. As smart people predicted, we have an almost exact copy of the last smartphone of last year - the Redmi 12C sold (so far?) only in China.

What is the difference between our almost twins?

  • Slightly different appearance. The Poco C55 has a leather-look back, while the Redmi 12C is nicely striped. Plus, the design of the camera block is different.
  • A slightly different set of supported frequencies. However, there are no native LTE bands for us either there or here.

Redmi 12C

About the characteristics.

Chipset. Not very fresh MediaTek Helio G85. Performance is typically budget. We are waiting for 200-250 thousand points in AnTuTu.

Memory. 4 or 6 GB operational, 64 or 128 GB permanent. Plus, support for memory cards, of course, is available.

The battery is standard, 5000 mAh. Charging speed is low, only 10W. Whoever understands life is in no hurry.

The screen is large, but simple. Diagonal 6.71 "(106 cm²). Resolution is only 720x1650 (268 ppi). Of course, there is no question of any increased frequencies.

The cameras are simple. 5 MP front. 50 MP plus something auxiliarybehind. The main camera sensor is not named. But with a 95% probability it is, of course, Samsung ISOCELL JN1.

Other. There is no NFC module. Wi-Fi dual band. The fingerprint scanner is located at the back in the old fashioned way. And - alas and ah - the ancient Micro-USB connector.

About money. Poco C55 will cost ₹9499 (₽8500, $115) and ₹10999 (₽9850, $133) in India for the 4+64 and 6+128 GB versions, respectively.

For comparison, Redmi 12C models of similar memory size in China are asking for ¥699 (₽7540, $102) and ¥899 (₽9690, $131).

Key Features of Xiaomi Poco C55:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.71", 106 cm², 720x1650, 268 ppi, 60 Hz,sensor polling rate 120 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch HardwareMediaTek Helio G85
2 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A75, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G52 MC2 Memory RAM 4-6 GB, ROM 64-128 GB, Micro-SD up to 1 TB 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) Li-Pol battery, 5000 mAh, 10 W charging Dimensions168.76 x 76.41 x 8.77 mm Weight192 g Rear camera: dual, flash, autofocus
- 50 MP, f/1.8, 0.64μm
- 2 MP, depth sensor
front camera: 5 MP, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OS Android 12, MIUI 13 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.