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#ICYMI: POCO C40 now official with JLQ Technology chipset

POCO announced its latest smartphone called the C40 but it will come with a new chipset, not from mainstream brands we know.
#ICYMI: POCO C40 now official with JLQ Technology chipset
The C40 in three colors

A new budget smartphone with JLQ Technology inside!

The handset appears in a familiar POCO design with its Yellow, Green, or Black plastic body together with a huge camera island with the brand's name. 

Upfront, its display has a 6.71 IPS LCD with HD+ resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, and 400 nits max brightness.
POCO C40 now official with JLQ Technology chipset
The JLQ Technology chipset

What's an intriguing aspect here is that instead of choosing from the famous ones like Qualcomm, MediaTek, or Unisoc. The Chinese phone maker opted to choose the 2.0GHz 11nm JR510 octa-core processor from JLQ Technology which is a semiconductor maker based in Shanghai.

According to POCO,  this processor should be on par with the 12nm Snapdragon 450 and MediaTek's 12nm Helio G35.

Moving forward, the C40 smartphone also has 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage.
Inside the phone's box
Inside the phone's box

Its battery uses a big 6,000mAh size along with a fast 18W charging adaptor.

For cameras, it is equipped with a 13MP module for the main and another 2MP VGA. As for the selfie shooter it is using 5MP.

Another feature mentioned is the side-mounted fingerprint reader for security.

For connectivity, it has dual-band WiFi, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Vietnam price with direct to PHP conversion (no taxes and duties yet):

POCO C40 - VND 3,490,000 (around PHP 7.9K)

The handset will be available in Vietnam starting June 17. We can't say yet if it will come to the Philippines. We will update you once we hear from POCO. 

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