The Poco C40 was scheduled for a global launch on June 16, but the brand’s division in Vietnam jumped the gun and had its own local launch last week. On June 16 it became official with its chipset from a maker you probably haven’t heard before.
The front panel is a 6.71” LCD with HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera. The fingerprint scanner is on the back, mounted on a big black island.
Cameras are sitting within the same big rectangle – you get a basic 13MP main camera and a 2MP depth sensor.
The most intriguing feature of this phone is its massive 6,000 mAh battery with 18W charging. However, the Xiaomi-owned brand will ship the phone with a 10W charger, so you need to buy an extra charger to take advantage of it.
The chipset is not made by Qualcomm, Mediatek, or even Unisoc – it is JR510 by Shanghai-based JLQ and has four 2GHz CPU cores c and four more clocked at 1.5 GHz, while the GPU is Mali-G52. Performance-wise, we expect it to be near the Snapdragon 450 or Helio G35.
There are two memory options of the Poco C40 – 3/32 GB and 4/64 GB, with the internal storage being expandable through microSD cards. Color options remain three on the global market – Black, Green, and Yellow, and Poco said in an official press release that “the price varies based on the regional availability”.