Realme had taken a lot of jabs at Xiaomi in the past and there were some heated words exchanged between the two companies on Twitter recently. It was nowhere close to friendly banter. Hard punches flew all over the place, but thankfully no one got hurt really bad. Today, Poco X2 was launched in India to take on the likes of Vivo V-series, but more importantly, Realme X2.
Poco X2 is the second offering by the company after a long gap. They launched Poco F1 two years ago and now that Poco is a stand-alone company they will be taking the fight with the mid-segment players. Tech specs-wise the Poco X2 features in three storage and RAM variants. These are: 6GB RAM/64GB storage, 6GB RAM/128GB storage and 8GB RAM/256GB storage. These are built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset, which is the same as the one found on Realme X2.
So, yes this is hardcore competition from the get-go. But, what Poco X2 does better is with top-of-the-line liquid cooling, better tech specs and super aggressive pricing that it comes with. Moving forward, Poco X2 comes with a quad-camera setup at the back. This includes the 64MP Sony IMX 686 sensor as the primary camera, 8MP wide-angle sensor, 2MP depth sensor and another 2MP sensor for macro shots. Slow-motion video captures up 960FPS as well as support for RAW shooting is also there. They have also added a Vlog mode in the mix to get that extra edge.
The front camera is powered by two sensors. The first one is a 20MP wide-angle lens and the next is a 2MP sensor for depth. A punch hold camera cutout is there on the smartphone, which houses these two sensors.
The battery in the Poco X2 is powered by rechargeable 4,500 mAh cell that comes with 27W fast charger in the box. Moving towards the screen, the Poco X2 comes with a 6.7-inch FHD+ display that has an aspect ratio of 20:9. This is one of the main attractions of the smartphone. As this comes with 120Hz refresh rate that has been seen in phones like Asus ROG Phone 2 and is first time available in the lower spectrum of smartphones at this price.
Over that, the Poco X2 comes with Corning Gorilla 5 on both front and back. Again giving it the upper has as much of its competition is still giving plastic back. Also, a 3.5mm audio port, as well as USB Type-C charging, gets a place on the external shell. This smartphone is available in 3 colours, Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple and Pheonix Red and is coated with P2i splash-proof tech. Wi-Fi, NFC and GPS make up for other connectivity options. Android 10 is the OS that comes on the Poco X2.
Poco X2 India price, availability and launch offers
As we said Poco X2 is available in three versions. The 6GB RAM/64GB storage is available at Rs 15,999, the 6GB RAM/128GB storage can be picked up at Rs 16,999 and 8GB RAM/256GB storage version can be purchased at Rs 19,999. Users can avail an additional Rs 1,000 discount with ICICI bank debit or credit cards. This effectively brings down the prices to Rs 14,999, 15,999 and 18,999 respectively. Flipkart is where the smartphone will start selling at 12 noon on the 11th of February.
Not bad for comeback brand and on paper + pricing this very well is the real Realme killer. However, do wait for our full review in the coming days to know more about the device.
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