The Poco F1 (aka Pocophone F1 outside India) announced back in August 2018 was an instant hit – thanks to the flagship-grade hardware offered at an aggressive price. Now a year and a half later, the company has announced its second smartphone, dubbed Poco X2.
The Poco X2 is not a direct successor to the Poco F1, but as expected, it is actually a re-branded Redmi K30 currently available in China. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 730G SoC, runs MIUI 11 out of the box, and comes in three memory configurations – 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB.
The X2 is built around a 6.67″ 20:9 RealityFlow display of FullHD+ resolution. It has a refresh rate of 120Hz, supports HDR 10, and has a pill-shaped hole in the top-right corner for the 20MP and 2MP selfie cameras.
Around the back, the Poco X2 has a quad camera setup, which is a combination 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 X2 features a side-mounted fingerprint reader and packs a 4,500 mAh battery that draws power through a USB-C port at up to 27W. It comes with the 3.5mm headphone jack and features liquid cool technology, which Poco claims 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.
The base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at 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’ll have to shell out INR19,999 ($280/€255).
The Poco X2 will go on sale in India starting February 11 through Flipkart.com, and those who purchase it using the ICICI Bank credit/debit cards will get INR1,000 ($15/€13) off.