POCO X2: A 120Hz display and 64MP camera spur twice the excitement

# POCO X2: A 120Hz display and 64MP camera spur twice the excitement Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1, also called the POCO F1 in India, become met with the aid of an brilliant amount of enthusiasm from cellphone lovers after its launch. But its release turned into observed by a period of somber silence from Xiaomi and desperation of these expecting to shop for an upgraded POCO phone. There become even a time whilst humans speculated that the Redmi K20 Pro would be the spiritual successor to the POCO F1 – and when that expectation became squashed by Xiaomi, we held out for the POCO F2. After a great deal hypothesis and watching for a successor, POCO subsequently introduced it turned into spinning lower back into action through launching its first device as an impartial brand. The corporation has now released the POCO X2 – a tool that appears to be an open mission to Realme which also launched its namesake sub-flagship device. However, the POCO X2 phone isn't always what you might expect as a POCO F1 follow-up. From a motley of features that make a high-performing flagship, team POCO, which was then led by Xiaomi, strategically chose those which were absolutely necessary to serve passionate users who’d eventually make potential buyers for the POCO F1 (our review). The initial response fueled by the phone’s convenient pricing made flagship performance accessible to tons of users who would recoil from spending their money on brands like OnePlus. The POCO F1, during a sense, became the a priori flagship killer of 2018. Although it had been very capable in terms of performance and gaming, the POCO F1 didn't fulfill all the expectations of a flagship device, and therefore the company faced harsh criticism for the phone’s problematic LCD, lack of support for HD playback in services apps like Netflix, and a good share of battery draining and warmth generation bugs. Despite all of this, the POCO F1 was heavily popular within the sub-$400 segment. albeit it isn’t really a successor, the POCO X2 still comes with some interesting upgrades over the POCO F1. The good news is that the team behind POCO X2 has assured us that, moving forward, they're going to begin a way faster pace of development and a better frequency of launches. within the words of C Manmohan, POCO India’s GM, the brand was born from the keenness and spirit of entrepreneurship of certain Xiaomi employees. The launch of the POCO F1 was more or less sort of a experiment , but now that the team has spun out of Xiaomi to be an independent entity – the legal process that remains pending and can be completed within the coming months – their efforts are going to be dedicated to producing more practical results. Even after the legal process concludes, POCO will still use Xiaomi’s supply chain, channel , and after-sales service network. this may make sure that users who buy the POCO X2 or the brand’s future smartphones can still have an equivalent trust in POCO as they are doing in Xiaomi and Redmi. Soon after the launch of the POCO X2 was confirmed, we found credible information that the phone may be a rebadged Redmi K30 4G. POCO has confirmed that the X2 and therefore the Redmi K30 4G are indeed an equivalent SKUs. So, users who intended to shop for subsequent POCO phone for its novelty could be disappointed by this, and that we have already seen tons of shock on social media. the selection also seems to get to rest the hypotheses about the Redmi K20/K20 Pro being the important POCO F1 successor. If not a successor, the Redmi K20 (and, not the professional variant) does desire a stopgap device for the POCO brand. However, the very fact that the Redmi K30 isn't available in markets outside of China yet should help calm some users. Others who bought the POCO F1 due to its extremely high value for money – without romanticizing how the OG POCO boosted the kinetics of the smartphone industry – should definitely appreciate the new offering. Despite what its literal name in Spanish might imply, the primary POCO phone did sell in huge numbers. an equivalent may happen for the POCO X2 if the corporate manages to satisfy fans’ expectations by hitting the bullseye with great pricing once more . At the time I wrote this text , POCO India had yet to verify the costs of the three models, but we do expect the pricing to be within the same ballpark because the Redmi K20 (or even lower). Our intention in comparing the pricing to the Redmi K20, and not its overseas double which carries the Xiaomi branding (ie. the Xiaomi Mi 9T), is because the POCO X2 are going to be initially limited to India. Thus far, there are not any plans for a world release – a minimum of therein the corporate isn’t willing to openly mention it yet. Update: The POCO X2 starts at ₹15,999 (~$225), which is a fantastic price for a phone of this caliber. As already demonstrated by the Redmi K30 4G, the POCO X2 is formed for users demanding a smooth gaming experience and excellent photography with the Snapdragon 730G and therefore the 64MP Sony camera respectively. It comfortably fits within the budding category of sub-flagships. I even have been using the phone for the last four days and that i feel it’s well-equipped for POCO’s comeback. About this first impressions: An 8GB+256GB variant of the POCOC X2 was loaned to us by POCO India for review. ## POCO X2 Specifications **Dimensions and Weight** - 165.3 x 76.6 x 8.79 mm - 208g **Display** - 6.67″ FHD+ (2400 x 1080) LCD; - 120Hz high refresh rate - Punch-hole display with dual front cameras - Corning Gorilla Glass 5 - HDR10 support **SoC** - Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G - 8nm process - 2 x Kryo 460 Gold based on Arm Cortex-A76 @ 2.2 GHz - 6 x Kryo 460 Silver based on Arm Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz - Adreno 618 @ 575MHz **RAM and Storage** - 6GB LPDDR4X + 64GB UFS 2.1 - 6GB + 128GB - 8GB + 256GB - Hybrid SIM slot for microSD card **Battery & Charging** - 4,500 mAh battery - 27W fast charging - Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0+ support **Rear Camera** Photo: - **Primary:** 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, f/1.9, 1/1.7” sensor - **Secondary:** 8MP 120° Wide-Angle Camera, f/2.2 - **Tertiary:** 2MP, f/2.4, Depth Sensor - **Quaternary:** 2MP, Macro with autofocus, f/2.4 Video: - 4K @ 30fps - 1080p @ 60fps - Ultra wide: 1080p @ 30fps - Slow motion: 1080p @ 120fps, 720p @ 960fps **Front Camera** - **Primary:** 20MP - **Secondary:** 2MP depth sensor **Other Features** - 3.5mm headphone jack - IR Blaster - Side fingerprint scanner **Android Version** [MIUI](https://www.xda-developers.com/tag/miui/) 11 based on Android 10 The prices of the different variants of the POCO X2 are as follows: - 6GB+64GB – ₹15,999 (~$225) - 6GB+128GB – ₹16,999 (~$240) - 8GB+256GB – ₹19,999 (~$282)

-dipeshpal, Feb. 5, 2020, 4:21 a.m.

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