So after so much of waiting and guessing and predicting, it’s finally happening! Poco, after starting its operations independently of Xiaomi, is launching a device on February 4th. Not the F2, but the Poco X2, which despite not being a spec-packed budget-friendly flagship, is instead a very powerful mid-ranger. The X2 is said to be a rebranded K30 4G, which Xiaomi unveiled in China very recently.
Here’s everything we know about the Poco X2 from the leaks, rumors, teasers, speculations, and everything else that’s been cookin’!
Poco X2 Specs
The Poco X2 is touted to be powered by a Snapdragon 730G, the same one that powers the Redmi K30 and Mi Note 10. This can be justified, as the phone targets the mid-range market and not flagship buyers. The 730G is an upper-mid-range octa-core chipset built on 7nm nodes. The CPU is accompanied by the Adreno 620GPU for the graphics part. The phone will also pack a liquid-cooling system to keep the temperatures under control in intensive use-cases like gaming.
On the storage front, the X2 is said to start from a 6GB-64GB base variant and max out at 8GB-512GB special variant, similar to the F1’s armor edition. The X2 shall also most probably carry the same hybrid microSD card slot from the K30, and the same UFS 2.1 internal storage.
For the display, the X2 supposedly packs a 6.67-inch (diagonal) IPS LCD Full HD+ (1080 x 2400 px) panel. Though users would have loved an OLED panel instead of the LCD, Poco aims to compensate for the lack of an OLED panel with a higher refresh rate on the LCD. Yep, the Poco X2 is said to pack a 120Hz “Smooth AF” display unit, which the company has been advertising very aggressively before the launch. They’re calling it the “RealityFlow” display, which is just their fancy terminology for 120Hz.
It is worth noting that the K30 had an HDR10 panel, and if the X2 retains that same panel, it would also be HDR10 compatible, which would be a great thing. The display would most probably be protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
Since we haven’t seen an under-the-display fingerprint sensor yet, the phone is almost confirmed to have the side-mounted fingerprint sensor, just like the K30.
For the optics, Poco has already teased a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, which falls in line with the K30’s primary rear 64MP shooter. The X2 is supposed to flaunt the same quad-camera setup from the K30, which features an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor alongside the 64MP primary one. Don’t be surprised if the Poco X2 also flaunts a 20MP+2MP duo at the front, because that’s what the K30 has.
What’ll power all of this hardware is going to be a large-capacity battery. We’re hearing about a 4100mAh Li-Po cell, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Poco decides to retain the same 4500mAh cell from the K30. Poco has confirmed that the phone shall feature 27W fast charging, which can charge the battery from zero to 40% in 25 minutes.
Other than all these, the X2 is confirmed to have a USB C port and a 3.5mm jack, NFC, and an IR blaster for connectivity & I/O. For the build and design, it’s said to keep the same housing, build, and colors from the K30.
Poco X2 Price
The Poco X2 is rumored to start at ₹18,999 (approximately $265 US), though multiple trusted sources have also tipped us that the base variant might start at ₹16,999 (approximately $240 US). The prices can go up to ₹24,999 (approximately $349 US). At the price range, the X2 will compete directly with Realme’s X2, which has the same Snapdragon 730G processor and sells for ₹16,999 (approximately $240 US) in India.
Poco X2 Launch
Poco will launch the Poco X2 in India on the 4th of February. The device shall be available to purchase online exclusively via Flipkart. The device shall only be available in India initially, as the company’s primary market is India. We can expect the device to launch in other regions later in the year, but we don’t have an ETA at the moment.
Poco also plans to launch more devices really soon across various price ranges, and the launch of Vivo’s iQOO means that Poco will have to price their devices competitively in order to lead the sales. The F1 was a smash hit, and we are expecting similar results from the X2.