POCO C51 with MediaTek Helio G36 and Android 13 (Go Edition) Goes on Sale in India But Should You Buy?

POCO has promised two years of security patch updates for the POCO C51.

  • POCO C51 will be available with a Rs 700 discount in today’s sale.
  • The smartphone comes pre-loaded with MIUI Dialer.
  • It offers a leather textured back panel design, similar to the POCO C50.


POCO, a few days back, launched its C-series smartphone – the POCO C51 in the Indian market. The POCO C51 is an improved version of the POCO C50 which was introduced back in January this year. The POCO C51 will be up for grabs for the first time today in the country. The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G36 processor and comes pre-loaded with Android 13 (Go Edition).

The POCO C51 offers a large display with 400nits brightness and packs an 8MP rear camera. The smartphone sports a 5000mAh battery and charges over a micro USB port. Let us take a closer look at the POCO C51 price in India, launch offers, specifications, and features.

POCO C51: Price in India, Launch Offers, and Availability

The POCO C51 comes in a single trim – 4GB + 64GB and it is priced at Rs 8,499. As a launch offer, POCO is offering a flat Rs 700 discount on Debit and Credit Card transactions. Including the launch offer, the POCO C51 can be grabbed at a price of Rs 7,799 in today’s sale.

The POCO C51 will be available for purchase starting at 12:00 PM, exclusively via Flipkart.

POCO C51: Should you Buy?

The POCO C51, priced at Rs 8499, is an entry-level smartphone with decent specifications and is definitely worth consideration. However, with a dated micro USB port, an HD+ display, and just 10W charging, it’s a step behind some other smartphones in the segment.

The POCO C51 comes pre-loaded with Android 13 (Go Edition) and lighter software will definitely help run the day-to-day tasks in a smooth manner which is where POCO C51 is a step ahead of the competition. Also, the smartphone has a leather textured back panel along with a splash-resistant coating.

POCO C51: Specifications and Features

The all-new POCO C51 packs a 6.52-inch IPS LCD display with an HD+ resolution, 400nits peak brightness, and a 120Hz touch sampling rate. The front panel of the device makes room for the selfie shooter inside a waterdrop notch.

Powering the latest C-series smartphone is a MediaTek Helio G36 processor that is fabricated on a 12nm manufacturing process. It brings with it an octa-core CPU and a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The smartphone packs 4GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB eMMC 5.1 storage. It comes pre-loaded with Android 13 (Go Edition). The company is promising two years of security patch updates for the handset.

The POCO C51 comes equipped with a dual-rear camera setup that includes an 8MP shooter with an f/2.0 aperture. It gets accompanied by a secondary sensor and an LED flash. The smartphone relies on a 5MP front shooter for video calls and selfies.

The latest C-series smartphone is powered by a 5000mAh battery unit. It charges over a micro-USB port and features 10W charging. The smartphone is equipped with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and also has a 3.5mm audio jack. It features a splash-resistant coating and has a leather textured design. The smartphone gets a dedicated micro SD card slot.

The POCO C51 comes in Power Black and Royal Blue colour options. It measures 164.9 × 76.75 × 9.09mm and weighs 192 grams. Connectivity options of the device include Dual-SIM, 4G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, AGPS, Glonass, and BeiDou.

POCO C51: Alternatives

POCO C51 Infinix Hot 30i Moto e13
Display 6.52-inch LCD, HD+
60Hz, 400nits
6.6-inch LCD, HD+
90Hz, 500nits
6.5-inch LCD, HD+
Processor MediaTek Helio G36 MediaTek Helio G37 UniSoC T606
Software Android 13 (Go Edition) Android 12 Android 13 (Go Edition)
Camera 8MP. Rear Camera
5MP Front Camera
50MP + AI Camera
5MP Front Camera
13MP Rear Camera
5MP Front Camera
Battery 5000mAH 5000mAH 5000mAH
Charging 10W, MicroUSB 10W, Type-C 10W, Type-C
Price Rs 8499 (4 + 64GB) Rs 8199 (4 + 64GB)
Rs 9999 (8 + 128GB)
Rs 6999 (2 + 64GB)
Rs 7999 (4+64GB)

What do you think of the POCO C51? Are you planning to buy it in today’s sale? Do let us know in the comments section below.