After almost an unending leaks in the past weeks, POCO (Xiaomi’s sub-brand) has today finally launched its most-awaited POCO X2 model, a new mid-range device in its own category. It would be recalled that it took the company almost 2 years to launch a new phone – after it unveiled the POCO F1 back in August 2018, so it’s going to be interesting to see how it plan to “sell” the phone to the market.

Poco X2
Poco X2

The smartphone is in fact the fully rebranded Redmi K30 4G model we saw back in December from Xiaomi, so not that much stuff remains unknown to us. It comes with a Snapdragon 730G SoC with up to 8GB of RAM, liquid cooling technology for all those of you out there who love mobile gaming, and runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 10 obviously. It’s most distictive characteristic is the Reality Flow LCD display (as POCOPHONE likes to call it), that boasts a 120Hz refresh rate along with a 4.25mm ultra-narrow bottom frame. It’s 6,67 inch large and comes with FullHD+ resolution, meaning that it will provide some decent stand by times. It also has Gorilla Glass 5 protection and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for increased security.

Talking about the imaging specifications, the POCO X2 packs 6 camera lenses in total: a quad camera setup on its back along with dual-punch-hole cameras in front. The main setup at the back consists of a Sony IMX686 64-megapixel 1/1.7″ sensor, along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel 2cm super macro and a 2-megapixel camera for portrait shots, all of them with RAW support, vlog feature for nice short vlogs and 960 fps slow-mo capture.

For those selfie lovers out there, it also comes with a 20MP+2MP dual selfie camera at the front side. The POCO X2 boasts a 4500 mAh camera with 27Watt fast charging feature and the nice thing is that you will find a fast charger in the box – for the starting price of 225$.

Poco X2 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, February
  • Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, February 11

Design

  • Dimensions: 165.3 x 76.6 x 8.8 mm (6.51 x 3.02 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 208 g (7.34 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
  • Colours: Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, Phoenix Red
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Splash resistant

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.67 inches, 112.5 cm2 (~88.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~386 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • HDR10
  • 120Hz
  • 500 nits typ. brightness

Operating System

  • Android 10.0; MIUI 11

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 618
  • Storage: 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
  • UFS 2.1
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Poco X2 In Colours
Poco X2 In Colours

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Quad
    • 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5.0″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5.0″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
  • Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected], [email protected]/120fps, [email protected]; gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Dual
    • 20 MP, f/2.2, 27mm (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: [email protected]

Multimedia

  • Radio: FM Radio, Recording
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Infrared port: Yes
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast battery charging 27W (100% in 68 min)

Poco X2 Pricing and Availability

POCO decided to launch the X2 model in 3 distinct color variants this time: Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple and Phoenix Red with a starting price of:

  • Rs. 15,999 (225$) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version,
  • Rs. 16,999 (242$) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version
  • Rs. 19,999 (281$) for the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage version

The will be available in India from Flipkart and Mi.com starting from February 11. Soon it will go on sale in other countries as well.

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