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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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MediaTek Unveils Helio G70 Chipset for Gaming-Centric Mobile Phones

MediaTek’s Helio G70 Chipset features Mali-G52 2EEMC2, which runs on 820Mhz and the display resolution can be up to 1080p with a 21:9 aspect ratio.

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MediaTek has launched a new chipset in a bid to bring an improved gaming experience on budget smartphones. After introducing chipsets like Helio G90 and G90T, the Taiwanese semiconductor company has now listed the specifications of Helio G70 SoC on its official website. The gaming chipset is yet to be unveiled and as per the details available, the chip houses two Cortex-A75 cores at 2GHz, along with six A55 cores at 1.7 GHz. It is similar to the setup in Helio G90, which has A76 cores instead of A75 and comes with a faster speed.

The chip features Mali-G52 2EEMC2, which runs on 820Mhz. The display resolution can be up to 1080p, with the aspect ratio up to 21:9. It also has a modem capable of dual 4G VoLTE and 300Mbps downlink. Surprisingly, it has a 1080p/60fps cap on video capture. Additionally, the MediaTek Helio G70 also builds in VoW (voice on wakeup) capability, which optimises platform size and minimises power use for voice assistant services.

One can check the complete specifications of the MediaTek Helio G70 chipset here. For years, Qualcomm and MediaTek are the two companies that had worked towards producing chipsets for gaming smartphones. While Qualcomm introduced Snapdragon 730G and Snapdragon 765G, MediaTek previously came with G90 and G90T.