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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.


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Poco X2 Launch Date Confirmed, Will be Unveiled on February 4

After recently announcing that it will run as an independent brand, Poco has now announced that its next smartphone launch is just around the corner. The ex-Xiaomi sub-brand has confirmed the name, as well as the launch date of its upcoming handset. The company is not going forward with the Poco F2 branding, rather the phone will be called the X2.

The Poco X2 is set to launch in India on February 4, as confirmed by the company via its social media channels. It is being speculated that the upcoming Poco phone will be a rebranded version of the Redmi K30 4G. It will apparently come with a fast refresh rate display as the company is teasing the handset to have an “extreme refresh rate” and “seamless touch response.”

Recently the handset was spotted on a Geekbench listing hinting at the key specifications of the Poco X2 including the fact that it will come with Android 10 out of the box. The Poco India website is also teasing the smartphone suggesting an improved camera experience, a high-end Snapdragon processor with enhanced cooling and fast battery charging tech. There is also a shot of the phone’s bottom edge which shows a similar design as the Redmi K30 including the speaker, USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi K30 series in China, and as mentioned above, it is being speculated that the Poco X2 is going to be a rebranded version of the Redmi device. The Redmi K30 5G is powered by the new Snapdragon 765G SoC and is offered in 64GB, 128GB and 256B storage options. The K30, on the other hand, comes with the Snapdragon 730G SoC.

There is 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, the handset sports a quad rear camera setup including a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 1/1.7-inch sensor, with a 6P lens system offering an f/1.89 aperture. There is also 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.