Following the schedule, today, Xiaomi’s sub-brand released a new smartphone in India, the POCO C55. However, you shouldn’t think about this handset as anything new because we are dealing with the rebranded Redmi 12C.
On the back, the POCO C55 houses a 50MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary lens, while on the front, there is a 5MP selfie shooter. It has a leather texture design like the POCO C50. Another highlight is the 10W charging support, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a dedicated microSD card slot.
In India, where it is available exclusively via Flipkart, the POCO C55 costs Rs 9,499 ($115) for the 4GB + 64GB configuration. There is also the 6GB + 128GB variant that is priced at Rs 10,999 ($133). Buyers will get their orders on February 28.
The POCO C55 sports a 60Hz LCD display panel with 500nits peak brightness, an HD+ (1650 × 720 pixels) resolution, 120Hz touch sampling rate, and Panda glass protection. It is 6.71 inches and adopts a waterdrop notch design.
Under the hood, we have an octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 processor. The latter works with LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 storage. As we are talking about a Xiaomi handset, it’s logical to see MIUI 13 out of the box, which is based on Android 12.
Also, we have a 5000mAh large-capacity battery, which is a common thing for products in this price range. The phone also comes with a microSD card slot and a 3.5mm audio jack. It is IP52 splash-resistant.
There are three colorways to choose from– Power Black, Forest Green, and Cool Blue. The weight is 192 grams and it measures 168.76 × 76.41 × 8.77mm. Connectivity options of the device include Dual-SIM, 4G, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and Glonass.