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