POCO X2 officially launched, is just the Redmi K30

by Airyl 72 views0

Redmi K30 4G has landed in India. It has arrived with the POCO X2 moniker. It is not the successor for the highly popular POCO F1 smartphone from 2018. The POCO F2 will be arriving sometime later in this year.

POCO has started the year 2020 with the mid-range POCO X2 smartphone. The handset has been introduced in India in three variants and it comes with a starting price of Rs. 15,999 (~$225). The POCO X2 is the first phone in India to sport the Sony IMX686 64-megapixel camera. It has an impressive large-sized display that offers a tall aspect ratio of 120Hz.

Poco X2 Special Edition
Poco X2 Special Edition

POCO X2 specifications and features

The POCO X2 measures 165.3 x 76.6 x 8.8mm and it weighs 208 grams. The front and rear sides of the phone are flanked Gorilla Glass 5 and it is equipped with an aluminum frame. It is a splash-proof device with P2i coating. The POCO X2 is fitted with a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display that offers a full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.

The HDR10 compliant screen supports a refresh rate of 120Hz which offers an enriched and super smooth experience. The display has a pill-shaped at the top-right corner. It houses two front-facing cameras. 1 of 3

Poco X2 Pheonix Red

The 8nm Snapdragon 730G is at the helm of the POCO X2 with up to 8 GB of RAM. The MIUI 11 based Android 10 comes preloaded on the device. For gamers, the phone is equipped with GPU Turbo for enhanced gaming experience.

The phone is able to regulate its internal temperature while intensive gaming as it is equipped with liquid cooling technology. The POCO X2 receives power from a 4,500mAh battery and it comes with support for 30W fast charging. It can be fully charged in 68 minutes, just like the K30 4G.

POCO X2
Redmi K30 4G has been rebranded as POCO X2 in India

The POCO X2 comes with UFS 2.1 storage of up to 256 GB. A shared SIM slot is available onboard for more storage. The dual selfie camera system on the POCO X2 has a primary shooter of 20-megapixel. It is coupled with a 2-megapixel. There is a circular pattern on the rear shell of the POCO X2 which houses a dual-LED flash assisted quad-camera system.

It is equipped with a Sony IMX686 64-megapixel main lens, an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens with a field-of-view of 120 degrees, a 2-megapixel dedicated lens for macro shots and a 2-megapixel depth assist sensor. The POCO X2 offers plenty of camera features such as raw camera capture, 4K video shooting at 30fps, HD video shooting at 960fps, video blogging mode, ultrawide video recording. The front cameras support AI portrait mode, screen flash and full HD video recording at 30fps.

The POCO X2 comes with other features like dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, VoWiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, IR blaster, GPS, USB-C and 3.5mm audio jack. The phone is also equipped with Hi-Res Audio and 1217 super line speaker with Smart PA loudspeaker. Lastly, there is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on the device.

POCO X2 price and availability

Here is the pricing of the different variants of the POCO X2:

  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – Rs. 15,999 (~$225)
  • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – Rs. 16,999 (~$239)
  • 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – Rs. 19,999 (~$281)
  • Color variants: Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, and Phoenix Red

The POCO X2 will be exclusively available for purchase through Flipkart starting from Feb. 11. Buyers with ICICI debit and credit cards with Rs. 1,000 cashback.