Poco C40: entry level official in Vietnam with super battery and brand new processor

The creative forges of Xiaomi have surprised once again, fielding a decidedly original smartphone, not so much in the design, very accurate albeit low-end, as in the “heart” entrusted to a chipmaker unknown worldwide.
Poco C40: entry level official in Vietnam with super battery and brand new processor

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Recently, Poco Global, having obtained all the appropriate certifications, announced the launch of the Poco C40 smartphone for June 16, probably during an event set for India. The Xiaomi spin-off device, however, has already become official in Vietnam, where it is priced (on thegioididong.com) at 3,490,000 Vietnamese dong (about 141 euros).

Poco C40 (169.59 x 76.56 x 9.18 mm, for 204 grams) has a chassis with a back in grainy eco-leather (to prevent slipping and fingerprints), colored in black, yellow and blue, and a front with a teardrop notch. Frontally, there are visible but not excessive bezels on the sides, unlike the chin, much thicker: the whole runs alongside a 6.71-inch IPS LCD display, resolved in HD + (1650 x 720 pixels), with a very low refresh rate, from 60 Hz, and at most 400 nits of peak brightness.

In the waterdrop at the top is located the self-camera, here from 5 megapixels: at the rear, a plate almost as wide as the whole device, in black, including the word Poco and the fingerprint scanner, includes a dual camera, with a main sensor 13 megapixel and a secondary 2 megapixel, for the depth.

Some attention deserves the processing sector of the Poco C40: here, the manufacturer has made his debut an octacore processor (thanks to the 2.0 GHz Cortex A55 cores) at 11 nanometers of a little-known chipmaker, JLQ, which for the occasion has put in field the JR510 SoC equipped with the Mali-G57 MC1 GPU, whose performance is judged to be comparable to that of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 or a Mediatek Helio G35. The RAM and storage (expandable via microSD by 1 TB extra) include the 4 + 64 GB combo (58 available for the user).

There does not seem to be any problems in terms of autonomy, given the presence of a 6,000 mAh battery, capable of supporting fast charging at 18W via Type-C: in the package, however, there is a charger that only reaches 10W. In terms of connectivity, the Poco C40 includes Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi ac dual band (i.e. 2.4GHz + 5GHz) with Direct / Hotspot, GPS (Glonass, Beidou), Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm mini-jack with FM radio. The operating system, behind the MIUI interface, is Android 11.


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