The Poco brand is preparing to introduce the Poco C40, the successor to the Poco C31. It was assumed that it will act as a full analogue of the Redmi 10C and will receive the firmware MIUI 13 based on Android 11. However, the source believes that the Poco C40 could be much more interesting.
It will be more interesting due to two key components, which until now have never been used in Poco smartphones. We are talking about the single-chip system and the firmware.
According to a source, the Poco C40 may get the SoC JLQ JR510. What kind of platform is still unclear, but data from Geekbench suggests that it has four Arm Cortex-A 53 cores at 1.5 GHz and four Arm Cortex-A55 at 2.0 GHz. In theory, its performance should be at the level of the MediaTek G35 and Snapdragon 450 SoC. For a budget smartphone this is normal, but the same Redmi 10C has a much more powerful platform – Snapdragon 680.
As for the firmware, in the code MIUI found a reference to its brand new version – MIUI Go. Here it is appropriate to draw an analogy between the regular Android OS and its version Android Go, adapted for low-powered, inexpensive smartphones. Apparently, Xiaomi wants to do the same with its MIUI. MIUI Go will be a lighter version of the proprietary interface, which will ensure its faster and more responsive operation on cheap smartphones like the Poco C40. It is important to note that MIUI Go will be based on Android 11.
The source has no information about the Poco C40’s premiere date. It is said only that it should take place in the current quarter. One thing is certain: the Poco C40 will be one of the cheapest Xiaomi smartphones.