In February, Poco C55 was launched as a rebranded Redmi 12C. The phone had a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, a 50MP camera, a 5,000mAh battery, and a 6.71-inch display. The company is now all set to launch the successor, the Poco C65. Today, Poco announced the price of the C65 on its Global Twitter handle, and alongside the price, the brand announced the launch date. The phone is launching on November 5.
Looking at the camera module design, it is safe to say that the Poco C65 is a rebrand of the Redmi 13C, which is not yet been announced but has leaked a lot of times in the past. The phone has two circles on the back, one with the primary sensor and the other with two other sensors. While Poco did not reveal the front design, there should be a notch on the front since that’s what the Redmi 13C has.
As for the specifications, the Poco C65 has the same chipset as the C55, the MediaTek Helio G85. The display size is 6.74-inch, slightly larger than the predecessor. The refresh rate is 90Hz, and it is an IPS LCD with a Full-HD+ resolution. For comparison, the Redmi 12C / Poco C55 had a 720p display. There is a 5,000mAh battery and 18W fast charging support, compared to 10W in the case of the C55. One of the cons of the Poco C55 was the micro-USB port, but the Poco C65 has a USB Type-C port.
Speaking of cameras, the Poco C65 has a triple camera setup on the rear. The primary camera has a 50MP sensor, the ultrawide camera has an 8MP sensor, and the macro camera has a 2MP sensor. The selfie camera has an 8MP sensor. For comparison, the Poco C55 had a 50MP + 2MP dual camera setup on the rear and a 5MP camera for selfies.
The phone runs on Android 13 out of the box.
Finally, regarding the price, the 6GB + 128GB variant is launching at $109 (~₹9,000), and the 8GB + 256GB variant at €129 (~₹11,000). We expect the price in India to be well under ₹10,000 as it makes no sense to launch a non-5G phone for above ₹10K in India right now since there are already better options, such as the Poco M6 Pro.