The Poco F1 that was launched in August 2018 was a hit, all thanks to the flagship grade hardware it has, and coming with an aggressive price. Today, which is one and half year later, the company has announced the second smartphone tagged Xiaomi Poco X2.
Xiaomi Poco X2 Features
The Xiaomi Poco X2 is a direct successor to the Poco F1, but as we all expect, it is a rebranded Xiaomi Redmi K30, which is currently available in China. The Pcoco X2 is powered by the Snapdragon 720 chipset, and runs on MIUI 11 out-of-the-box. The phone is also available in three memory configurations – 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB.
The Poco X2 is built around a 6.67 inch reality flow display of full HD+ resolution. The display has a refresh rate of 120Hz, supports HDR 10, and has a pill-shaped hole in the top-right corner which houses the 20MP and 2MP selfie cameras.
At the back, the Xiaomi Poco X2 has a quad camera setup, which is made up of a 64MP Sony IMX686 main camera, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensor units. The smartphone comes with RAW image support, can record 960FPS slow-motion videos, and has VLOG Mode in tow.
The Snapdragon 730G-powered Poco X2 features a side-mounted fingerprint reader and draws power from a 4500mAh battery, which is charged through a USB-C port at up to 27W. The phone also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and features liquid cool technology, which Poco can dissipate heat 300% faster.
The rest of the features of the Poco X2 include an IR Blaster, P2i water-repellent coating, VoWiFi, and Hi-Res Sound. The Poco X2 comes in three colors – Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, and Phoenix Red.
Xiaomi Poco X2 Price
The Xiaomi Poco X2 price for the base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is INR15,999 ($225/€205) and for INR1,000 ($15/€13) you can double the storage. And if you want to go for the premium model that comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, you will have to pay a price of INR19,999 ($280/€255).
Xiaomi Poco X2 Release Date
The Xiaomi Poco X2 release date in India is slated for February 11 2019, and it will be sold through Flipkart.com. Those who will buy the phone using the ICICI bank credit/debit cards will get INR1,000 ($15/€13) off.
Xiaomi Poco X2 Specification
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
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
Announced 2020, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, February 11
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
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
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
500 nits typ. brightness
OS Android 10.0; MIUI 11
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
Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
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 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/120fps, 720p@960fps; gyro-EIS
Dual 20 MP, f/2.2, 27mm (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
3.5mm jack Yes
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
Radio FM radio, recording
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 27W (100% in 68 min)
Colors Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, Phoenix Red
Models MZB9011IN, MZB9012IN, MZB9013IN, MZB8741IN, MZB8742IN, MZB8743IN, MZB8744IN, MZB8745IN, MZB8746IN
SAR 1.08 W/kg (head) 0.62 W/kg (body)
Price About 200 EUR