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Poco X2 Launched in India at Rs 15,999, Becomes Most Affordable Phone With 120Hz Display

The Poco X2 is finally here. After almost 18 months, Poco has also finally launched its second handset. After announcing that it will no longer be a Xiaomi sub-brand, Poco is now revamping its strategies and has formed a new team headed by C Manmohan. As reported earlier, the new Poco X2 is not a direct successor to the company’s original Poco F1. Also, rumours did stand correct about the fact that the handset is a rebranded Redmi K30 which launched in China last month.

The Poco X2 is powered by the Snapdragon 730G SoC, which makes it a direct competitor to the Realme X2. It features a 6.7-inch Full-HD+ (2400×1080 pixels) hole-punch LCD display with 20:9 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The reason for not choosing an AMOLED panel was because it would have bumped up the cost. Also, this is the second phone in India to offer 120Hz refresh rate apart from the Asus ROG Phone II.

At the back, there is a quad-camera setup including a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 1/1.7-inch sensor, with a 6P lens system offering an f/1.89 aperture. This is paired to a 5-megapixel macro lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and an 8-megapixel sensor with 120-degree wide-angle lens. At the front, there is a dual selfie camera setup with a 20-megapixel main sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Just like the Redmi K30, there is a 4,500mAh battery with support for 27W fast charge support. The company is bundling the high-capacity charger in the box, and it is the same as the company previously launched alongside the Redmi K20 and K20 pro. Other features include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, NFC, dual-SIM slots, IR blaster, P2i water repellant coating, USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm audio jack and runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 10.

The smartphone will be offered in three variants with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and a top of the line 8GB RAM with 256GB storage variant. All variants come with microSD card expandability. The phone will be offering three colour options- Matrix Purple, Pheonix Red and Atlantis Blue. Pricing starts at Rs 15,999 for the base variant, with the 6GB RAM + 128GB variant will be available at 16,999. The 8GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at Rs 19,999. Poco will be offering Rs 1,000 discount for ICICI Bank card users. The handset will be available starting February 11 at 12pm exclusively on Flipkart.

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Poco X2 Launching in India Tomorrow: Here’s Everything We Know So Far

The Poco X2 is headed its way to India and the company will be launching the device on Tuesday, February 4. After recently announcing that it will run as an independent brand the ex-Xiaomi sub-brand will be launching the new handset almost two years after the Poco F1.

We recently reported how the new Poco X2 will not be a direct successor to F1, instead, it will cater to a slightly different segment. Of course, there has also been a lot of buzz around the internet suggesting that the X2 will just be a rebranded Redmi K30. So here’s a quick look at everything we know about the upcoming Poco smartphone:

1. A rebranded Redmi K30?

Various leaks and company teasers suggest that the Poco X2 is just going to be the Redmi K30 in a new avatar. For those who don’t know, Xiaomi launched the Redmi K30 in China last month. We’ve seen leaked images, specifications and some features teased by Poco India as well as ecommerce giant Flipkart that make the rumours quite believable.

2. Specifications

Now if the Poco X2 is really a rebranded version of the Redmi K30, that means that the specifications will be similar. So expect the X2 to be powered by the Snapdragon 730G SoC It could feature a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (2400×1080 pixels) hole-punch display with 20:9 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. At the back, expect a quad-camera setup including a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 1/1.7-inch sensor, with a 6P lens system offering an f/1.89 aperture. This will be paired to a 5-megapixel macro lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and an 8-megapixel sensor with 120-degree wide-angle lens. At the front, there is a dual selfie camera setup with a 20-megapixel main sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Other features include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 4,500mAh battery with 30W fast charging support, NFC, 5G connectivity with dual-SIM slots, USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm audio jack and runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 10.

3. Price

Considering the most affordable smartphone with the Snapdragon 730G chipset on the market is the Realme X2, Poco is bound to compete. The Realme X2 is priced at Rs 16,999 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Poco might undercut its competition and we are expecting a starting price of Rs 14,999/Rs 15,999.


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Poco X2 Will Not Be a Direct Successor to the Poco F2

The upcoming Poco X2 might not come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-series processor.

Poco X2 Will Not Be a Direct Successor to the Poco F2
The upcoming Poco X2 might not come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-series processor.

Poco is finally expected to launch a new handset and has confirmed that it will be called the Poco X2. While fans have been eagerly waiting for a successor of the original Poco F1, we believe that things are going to be a little different this time. As the name suggests, the Poco X2 could go on to be a completely different series.

Apart from the name itself, there have been various leaks and rumours suggesting that it will be a rebranded Redmi K30 which has already launched in China. The company itself has confirmed a few features including the fact that it will come with a 120Hz RealityFlow display. Notably, the Redmi K30 also comes with a 120Hz LCD display. Ecommerce website Flipkart recently confirmed that the X2 will support 27W fast charging. If you remember, Xiaomi India was selling a 27W fast charger for Rs 999 when it launched the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro in India.

Some of the leaked specifications say that the handset will feature a 6.67-inch display with a quad-camera setup on the back including a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 main camera. As for the processor, it could feature the Snapdragon 730G just like the Redmi K30. This might go on to disappoint Poco fans as the F1 came with the flagship Snapdragon 845 back in August 2018. But as we said, the X2 could be a completely different offering and hopefully, Poco will launch more handsets during the course of the year.

The Poco X2 will be launching in India on February 4 and will be sold via ecommerce portal Flipkart. We are expecting the starting price to be anywhere around the Rs 15,000 price mark considering the Realme X2 is the only phone with the Snapdragon 730G chipset having a starting price of Rs 16,999.