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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 vs Realme X2: Which is the Best Sub-Rs 20,000 Smartphone on the Market

The Poco X2 was finally unveiled today and by the looks of it, the handset is similar to the Xiaomi Redmi K30. Also, the specifications of the Poco X2 pits it directly against the Realme X2. Apart from having the same name, both the handsets are powered by the Snapdragon 730G processor and offer a 64-megapixel quad-camera setup at the back.

But which one offers the better value? Let’s compare the two, shall we…

Poco X2

As I mentioned above, the Poco X2 is powered by the Snapdragon 730G SoC. It features a 6.7-inch Full-HD+ (2400×1080 pixels) hole-punch LCD display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. 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 is being 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.

Realme X2

The Realme X2 features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (2340×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. There is also Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top and an in-display fingerprint sensor as well. This one is also powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G SoC, paired with up to 8GB of RAM.

The quad-rear camera on the Realme X2 features a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture lens, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel macro shooter with an f/2.4 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. At the front, the handset houses a 32-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens.

Other features include up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a 4,000mAh battery with 30W VOOC 4.0 Flash Charge technology. The handset is being offered in three colours- Pearl Blue, Pearl Green, and Pearl White. Pricing starts at Rs 16,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB variant. There is also a 6GB RAM + 128GB version priced at Rs 18,999 and an 8GB RAM + 128GB option which will be available at Rs 19,999.

The Realme X2 offers an AMOLED panel which means deeper black and better contrast. This also allowed the company to make use of an in-display fingerprint scanner. On the other hand, Poco is offering an LCD panel but with a fast 120Hz refresh rate which makes it buttery smooth. It is also HDR10 compliant, which means good contrast, but not as deep blacks as one would experience on an AMOLED panel. The Poco X2 also offers a bigger battery, the latest Android 10 update, and a slightly lower price tag. In all honesty, the two phones are pretty close on paper with the Poco X2 having a slight advantage over Realme. Of course, this is just our opinion. Tell us, which one do you prefer?

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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.


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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.


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Oppo Find X2 Could Feature a Curved OLED Panel With 120Hz Refresh Rate

The Oppo Find X2 will most likely support 5G connectivity, 50W wireless charging and be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Oppo Find X2 Could Feature a Curved OLED Panel With 120Hz Refresh Rate
Oppo Find X2

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Oppo is said to be working on a premium smartphone that is expected to succeed the Oppo Find X, which was introduced towards the end of 2018. The new handset, which is being called the Find X2 by a reputable source on Weibo, will be coming with some exciting specifications as per the leaked information. According to a report, the phone is likely to come with a 6.5-inch display curved OLED panel, with a 3168×1440 pixel resolution and will also support 120Hz refresh rate.

Furthermore, it is said that the user of the phone will have an option to choose between FHD+ and QHD+ resolution and 60Hz or 120Hz refresh rate in any combination they like. It is also claimed that it is apparently possible to have QHD+ at 120Hz. Apart from that, the report states that it is a possibility that the phone might come powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and will also support 5G connectivity.

If speculations are to be believed, then the upcoming phone might also house a camera image sensor with “omnidirectional” autofocus. Even though it is not confirmed, but there are rumours that the phone might also support 50W wireless charging, which should offer similar charging speeds as the Realme X2 Pro.

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realme X2 Pro Master Edition – Inspired by Architecture, Built for Performance

Ushering the new decade is a range of smartphones that are getting more difficult to differentiate. But some manufacturers are well ahead of the curve with amped-up versions of their flagship products.

realme X2 Pro is one such phone with a fresh offering launched at the end of November 2019. But come the New year and its already out with a couple of chic Master Editions in a one of a kind creative collaboration between the brand and renowned industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. Inspired by Red Brick and Concrete, these new avatars have very distinct styles that speak to very different kinds of people yet, house the same powerhouse phone underneath.

What’s New?

We reviewed the Brick Red edition and right off the bat; the difference is visible. Aesthetics are everything with the crimson blood-like hue giving the phone a punchy, modern vibe. realme even created its own RP paint and combined it with a leading lacquered glass coating technology to give it that polished look but plush feel. The blood red is so stunning, it makes this phone stand out in a sea of staid black smartphones every time. If you’re worried about smudges and scratches, this new texturized back makes all the difference. A stylish signature right near the camera lens employs computer chip laser technology to produce a replica of Fukasawa’s signature with 100% fidelity thus unobtrusively completing the realme branding.

Flagship Foundations

While the Master Editions are only available in the top-end specs of 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, switch it on, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Just like the X2 Pro, the Master edition is also among the few phones to offer a display with a 90 Hz refresh rate at this price point. A 6.5-inch super AMOLED, Full HD+, dewdrop display protected by Gorilla Glass makes rounds off an impressive package. A fast refresh rate makes scrolling noticeably smoother while the screen does a fantastic job of bringing colours and pictures alive. Little details really shine when your experiencing the phone first hand.

But wait, it also has an in-display fingerprint scanner! Fuelled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset both these editions have the same quad-camera configuration that is up there with some of the best in the market.

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Remarkable, when you consider the four-lens set up that includes a 64MP f/1.8 main sensor with a 20x Hybrid zoom, an 8MP f/2.2 115-degree wide-angle lens, a portrait lens and a 13MP f/2.5 telephoto lens capable that is leagues ahead of its competitors. On the front sits a 16-megapixel selfie camera that makes quick snapshots of your #OOTD or your friends and family super easy.

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Zen-like picture composition made possible by the portrait mode.

Just like the regular X2 Pro, this one too is powered by a 4,000 MaH battery which supports VOOC fast charging and comes with a 50W charger in the box – which will take you from 0 to 100 in battery charge terms in little more than half an hour. Talk about connectivity and the realme X2 Pro checks all the boxes with 4G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and even NFC. A USB-C charging port brings the phone into the future while the 3.5 mm audio jack stays put in addition to two speakers supporting Dolby Atmos.

What you get with the realme X2 Pro is a phone that’s also a gamer’s delight. Our gaming sprees saw far less lag and more phone resources allocated to keeping the experience top-notch and unwavering from the 30fps max. We weren’t even bothered by messages or email notifications.

A cleanly designed OS with the promise of the latest Android to come makes for a promising proposition. With the current phone comes a sidebar for quick access to several features like messaging, screenshots etc. makes life easy and the Smart Assistant tab for all the info you need from directions and weather to your activity tracking. But perhaps one of the most convenient options to have is that the realme X2 Pro allows you to manually configure important and unimportant notifications right from the pull-down menu at the top.

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The Final Word

Inspired by Naoto Fukasawa’s unique design sensibilities, the realme X2 Pro is ideally suited for anyone looking to upgrade their budget smartphone to a sophisticated piece of machinery that won’t leave you bankrupt. Plus, the powerful processor, delightfully smooth screen and outstanding camera are significant bonuses you can’t ignore at the extremely pocket-friendly price of Rs 34,999. Overall, if you’re looking for a good looking device that can hold its own among some of the best, this is it.

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