After a hiatus of about 18 months, Poco which is now an independent brand has entered again very competitive smartphone market of India. Today at an event in New Delhi, Poco has launched their mid-segmented Poco X2 smartphone to take head on with Realme X2. Interestingly, Poco X2 has similar specifications of Redmi K30 which was launched by Xiaomi in China in December, 2019.
On the design front, the Poco X2 has 3D curved frosted glass body which attarcts lot of smudges. It has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front as well as on the back. This phone has side-mounted fingerprint scanner which also works as power button.
The Poco X2 sports a large 6.67 inch (1080 × 2400 pixels) Full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 20:9 having screen to body ratio of 91%. This is the first smartphone in mid-segment to have 120Hz refresh rate of display with HDR 10. This phone is powered by
Octa Core Snapdragon 730G 8nm processor with Adreno 618 GPU. It comes with 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB / 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage and 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage which can be further extended up to 512GB with microSD card. This phone is packed with 4500mAh battery with 27W fast charger which comes in the box.
On the imaging front, this phone is armed with quad rear camera set-up comprising of 64MP with LED Flash, Sony IMX686 sensor, f/1.89 aperture, 8MP 120° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP depth and 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture. This set-up has features of 4K 30fps and 960 fps at 720p. The camera comes with various modes including Vlog mode. For selfie, this phone has 20MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture and 2MP secondary camera for capturing portrait.
This phone runs on Android 10 with MIUI 11 on top. This phone supports Hybrid Dual SIM and is equipped with 1217 Super Linear Speaker. It offers connectivity options of Dual 4G VoLTE, VoWiFi, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, FM Radio and USB Type-C. This phone also has feature of Splash resistance (P2i coating).
This phone comes in three colors of Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple and Phoenix Red. This phone is priced Rs. 15,999 for 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, Rs. 16,999 for 6GB RAM +128GB storage version and Rs. 19,999 for 8GB RAM with 256GB storage variant. If you have ICICI Bank debit or credit card then you can get Rs. 1000 instant cash back on purchase of this phone. This phone will go on sale on 11th Feb on Flipkart.
Interestingly, Realme X2 price starts at Rs. 16,999 for 4GB+64GB version.