Xiaomi Backed POCO Launches X2 Flagship in India
On February 4, smartphone brand POCO officially launched its first flagship phone, the POCO X2 in India, the first new model by POCO after its spin-off from Xiaomi. The POCO X2 6GB+64GB version is priced at 15,999 rupees, the 6GB+128GB version is priced at 16,999 rupees, and the 8GB+256GB version is priced at 19,999 rupees. It will be available in India at 12pm on February 11 on Flipkart in three color variants: blue, purple and red.
The X2 is equipped with a Snapdragon 730G processor, a 6.67-inch 20:9 1080p LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 4,500mAh battery with 27W fast charging. The phone charges using USB-C, includes a headphone jack, and has a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button.
The POCO X2 is widely considered a spin-off of the Redmi K30, a popular model released earlier by Xiaomi in China. An attempt from POCO to produce a high-performance, low-cost phone for the extremely competitive Indian market, the X2 could be a promising option for consumers based on early reviews.
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The phone will directly compete with the Realme X2 which starts from 16,999 rupees ($239), which also features comparable specifications. Both equipped with Snapdragon 730G processors, POCO’s X2 has a slightly bigger screen, a slightly bigger battery, dual selfie cameras in a hole punch rather than a (higher-resolution) single unit in a notch, and 27W charging compared to Realme’s 30W solution.