Poco makes a lukewarm return with the Poco X2, a rebranded Redmi K30 4G

Poco won our hearts with the release of its debut phone, the Poco F1, back in 2018. Eighteen months later, the Xiaomi sub-brand is back with yet another offering, the Poco X2. Sadly, this one just ain't it, chief.
Ricci Rox,

Eighteen months after the Poco F1 rocked the smartphone world with its outrageous value for money proposition, The Xiaomi sub-brand is back with another phone. Poco's new phone, the Poco X2, won't rock anything this time around, though. In fact, it's actually a tad boring, as there's nothing really new about it.


The new Poco X2 is, well, a Redmi K30 4G with a different brand crest on its back. The Redmi K30 4G is a solid phone, however, so that's not necessarily a bad thing.


Here's a rundown of what the Poco X2 has to offer:

  • 6.67-inch FHD+ 120 Hz LCD display
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • Snapdragon 730G
  • Adreno 618
  • 6/64 GB, 6/128 GB, 8/256 GB
  • UFS 2.1 storage
  • 4500 mAh battery
  • 27 W fast charging, Quick Charge 4+
  • 64 MP 1/1.7" IMX686 (f/1.9)
  • 8 MP 120° ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.2)
  • 2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
  • 2 MP macro sensor (f/2.4)
  • 20 MP selfie camera + 2 MP depth sensor
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Side-mounted fingerprint reader

The Poco X2 runs on Android 10-based MIUI 11. There's the aptly-named Poco Launcher thrown on it, however.


And for pricing:

  • 6/64 GB – ₹15,999 (~$225)
  • 6/128 GB – ₹16,999 (~$240)
  • 8/256 GB – ₹19,999 (~$280)

The Poco X2 is currently exclusive to India, and there's no information on the company's plans to bring it to other markets. The Poco F1 was released in Europe a while after it debuted in India, though, so there's hope. The original device, the Redmi K30 4G, however, is still exclusive to the Chinese market.


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The Poco X2 lacks plenty of LTE bands.
The Poco X2 lacks plenty of LTE bands.
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Ricci Rox, 2020-02- 4 (Update: 2020-02- 4)
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