Xiaomi or more specifically Poco has officially unveiled its new Poco X2 which is almost as same as the Redmi K30. Albeit the identical specs and design, this new device from Poco marks the beginning of a new independent brand.
With the same design and specs, there’s no second thinking about the Poco X2 being ditto of Redmi K30, which was launched a month ago. It has the same coin slot-shaped camera and at first glance, the front also bears a similar dual pill-shaped notch but with some trick up its sleeve that separates the notch.
Despite the ongoing in-display fingerprint scanner trend, the X2 ignores it in favor of a capacitive fingerprint scanner placed between the volume buttons at the side. The scanner also happens to be the power button. Regardless, you’ll find an IR blaster at the top and a p2i coating making the device splash resistant.
Now, about the specs we have been waiting for, the Poco X2 is not a true successor to the Poco F1, rather it’s a premium mid-ranger that truly resembles its counterpart, the Redmi K30.
The Poco X2 has an exact same 6.67-inch FHD+ display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels. It’s an LCD display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and has a refresh rate of 120Hz which Poco has been bragging about. The company calls it RealityFlow display.
While the 120Hz display will certainly bring fluid animations and smooth scrolling, it certainly will take a toll on the phone’s battery life. For this, you can switch between the normal 60Hz and 120Hz mode. Obviously, you want to take full usage of the thing you have so Poco has listed some games that support the 120Hz display.
For the processing power, the Poco X2 gets the Snapdragon 730G chipset with sufficient memory configuration to choose from, including 6GB of RAM + 64GB of storage, 6GB of RAM + 128GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM + 256GB of storage.
At the back of the phone, the phone has a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor, making it the second device to get the sensor from Sony; the first being the Redmi K30. Rest of the three sensor includes an 8MP wide-angle sensor with 120-degree FoV, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. The front’s pill-shaped notch sees a 20MP shooter with a 2MP depth sensor.
The phone’s battery sits at 4,500mAh with support for 27W wired charging, whilst the phone boots on MIUI 11 designed for Poco with Android 10 out of the box.
Weirdly enough, Poco says that you don’t need features like IP68 water-resistance, curved screens, always-on displays, QHD+ resolution, wireless charging, dual-tone flash, dual vibration motors, or air vents. While this might be true for most users, it also significantly shows the features that the device is missing.
As for the pricing, the Poco X2 starts at INR 15,999 for the base variant, i.e. 6GB RAM + 64GB storage. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage will cost INR 16,999, whereas the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage will be priced at INR 19,999. Sales of the phone will begin on the 11th of February from Flipkart.
The availability of the device outside of India is yet to be announced but we expect the device to hit the Nepali market somewhere around March with an expected price of Rs. 30,000 for the base variant.