Poco India today launched the Poco X2, the first smartphone in its Poco X series. The Chinese manufacturer said it is a gaming-centric phone. The launch comes after almost 18 months after the Poco F1. After unveiling the first device of the year, the company aims to cash in the Poco X2 hype which will help in its multiple smartphone releases later this year.
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO) February 4, 2020
The Poco X2 features a 6.67-inch display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and flaunts a 120Hz refresh rate. This makes it one of the cheapest if not the cheapest smartphone with a high refresh rate display in the Indian market. Poco has decided to go with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, bringing a good balance between cost and aesthetics.
Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G with LiquidCool technology. Qualcomm says that the new chip gets a 15% graphics boost compared to the Snapdragon 730. It comes in three storage variants: 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB internal storage. The device runs MIUI 11 based on Android 10 OS.
In the optics department, the device sports a quad-camera setup at the back. It consists of a 64MP IMX686 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP macro shooter and a 2MP depth sensor. It boasts 7 VLOG styles to make photography more interesting. On the front, there is a 20MP camera paired with a 2MP sensor. The phone is backed by a 4,500 mAh removable battery supported by 27W fast charging capacity. Other features include IR blaster, 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port.
The Poco X2 pricing starts at Rs 15,999 for the 6/64GB variant, Rs 16,999 for the 6/128GB variant and Rs 19,999 for the top-end 8/256GB variant. It will be available in Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, and Phoenix Red color options. As for the availability, the Poco X2 will be available for purchase on Flipkart from February 11, 12 PM. The company is also offering a Rs 1,000 discount for ICICI cardholders on any for the three variants.
Poco X2 specifications
- 6.67 inch 120Hz display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
- 6GB, 8GB RAM
- 64GB, 128GB, 256GB internal storage
- 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP rear
- 20MP + 2MP front
- MIUI 11 based on Android 10 OS
- 4,500 mAh battery with27W fast charging