After being teased for a few weeks, the Poco X2 has now gone official with a laundry list of specs and an enticing low entry price point.
The company went completely standalone just recently and has stated that this is not a direct follow-up to the Poco F1, and as expected, is actually just a rebranded Xiaomi Redmi K30. That means the Poco X2 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset, 6 or 8GB of RAM, 64, 128, or 256GB of storage — although the storage is UFS 2.1. It will ship with MIUI 11 on top of Android 10.
There is also room for a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and the battery measures in at 4,500mAh, which is charged by a 27W fast charger. Fans will also be happy that the Poco X2 comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and even includes liquid cooling technology — which Poco claims can dissipate heat 300% faster.
The Poco X2 includes a 6.67-inch 20:9 RealityFlow display with a FHD+ resolution. The most impressive aspect is the 120Hz refresh rate, and it supports HDR 10 video. It also includes a dual punch-hole notch in the upper-right corner of the display that plays host to 20-megapixel and 2-megapixel selfie cameras.
At the back, the Poco X2 includes a quad-camera setup and relies on the 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 2-megapixel macro lens, and 2-megapixel depth sensor for better portrait mode effects. It’s also worth noting that the Poco X2 is capable of recording 960FPS slow-motion videos, and even includes a dedicated VLOG Mode for the budding videographer.
Available in three colors: Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, and Phoenix Red. The Poco X2 is an India exclusive and will start at around $225 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage option. For $15 you can double the internal storage to 128GB. There is also a premium model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage available for approximately $280.
More on Poco:
- The Poco X2 set to launch February 4 w/ 120Hz display, 64-megapixel camera
- [Update: Coming next month] Poco confirms next smartphone will launch this quarter with ‘top-end SoC’
- [Update: Confirmed] Pocophone ‘Poco F2’ name revealed in Xiaomi trademark application
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