Poco C61 Likely a Rebranded Redmi A3, Reveals Google Play Console

Poco is gearing up to launch another smartphone in its budget-friendly C series, the Poco C61. This news comes shortly after the company's release of the X6 Neo in India. The Poco C61's appearance on the Google Play Supported Devices list suggests an imminent arrival.
Poco C61
image: Redmi A3
While details are scarce at the moment, the listing confirms the model number (2312BPC51H) and name of the phone. Interestingly, this model number matches the Redmi A3, which Xiaomi launched in India last month, hinting that the Poco C61 might be a rebranded version.
Poco C61 Google Play Console Listing
Poco C61 Google Play Console Listing

Redmi A3 Specifications:

The Redmi A3 boasts a 6.7-inch LCD screen with HD+ resolution and a smooth 90Hz refresh rate. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G36 chip and comes with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

On the software side, the Redmi A3 comes with Android 13-based MIUI 14 out of the box. In terms of cameras, it features an 8MP rear camera with a secondary sensor and a 5MP selfie camera.

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

What to Expect from the Poco C61:

Since the Poco C61 is likely a rebranded Redmi A3, we can expect similar specifications. This means a large 6.7-inch display, a MediaTek Helio G36 processor for everyday tasks, and up to 6GB of RAM for smooth multitasking. The cameras will likely be an 8MP rear setup and a 5MP front-facing camera, suitable for basic photography.

The Poco C61 is expected to be a budget-friendly option with a long-lasting battery (5,000mAh) and essential features like a headphone jack and expandable storage. With Android 13 pre-installed, users will benefit from the latest features and security updates.


The Poco C61's arrival seems imminent, and based on its similarities to the Redmi A3, it is likely to be a strong contender in the budget smartphone segment. Those looking for an affordable phone with a large display, decent performance, and a long-lasting battery should keep an eye out for the Poco C61's launch.