Poco C61 Emerges on Bluetooth SIG and BIS Certifications, Potentially a Rebranded Redmi A3

Poco, a sub-brand of Xiaomi, appears to be prepping for the launch of a new smartphone called the Poco C61. This information comes from the phone's recent appearances on both the Bluetooth SIG and BIS certification websites, suggesting an imminent release.

Possible Redmi A3 Rebrand:

Redmi A3
image: Redmi A3
The Bluetooth SIG listing reveals the Poco C61's model number (2312BPC51H) and confirms its name. Interestingly, this number closely resembles that of the Redmi A3 (23129RN51H), hinting that the Poco C61 might be a rebranded version of the same phone.
Bluetooth SIG certification.
The listing also suggests that the Poco C61 will support Bluetooth 5.4 and come pre-installed with Android 14. Additionally, the phone's BIS certification, under the same model number, indicates a potential launch in India.
BIS certification.
BIS certification.

Recap of Redmi A3 Specifications:

As a potential reference point, the Redmi A3 boasts a large 6.7-inch LCD display with HD+ resolution and a smooth 90Hz refresh rate. It's powered by a MediaTek Helio G36 chipset, paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

On the software front, the Redmi A3 runs Android 13 with MIUI 14. In terms of cameras, it features an 8MP rear camera with a secondary 0.08MP sensor, and a 5MP selfie camera.

Typical of budget smartphones, the Redmi A3 includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSD card slot, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a USB Type-C port. Connectivity options include dual SIM support, 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.3, and GNSS. Lastly, a 5,000mAh battery with 10W charging keeps the phone running.


While the official specifications of the Poco C61 are yet to be revealed, its close resemblance to the Redmi A3 in terms of model numbers and potential launch timeline suggests a rebranded version. With the Poco C61 expected to launch soon, it will be interesting to see if it offers any unique features or pricing compared to the Redmi A3.