Xiaomi Backed POCO Launches X2 Flagship in India

POCO’s latest flagship smartphone POCO X2 (Source: POCO)

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.

Poco X2 colors (Source: POCO India/Twitter)

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.

POCO X2 (Source: POCO India/Twitter)

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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POCO X2 compared with Realme X2 (Source: POCO India/Twitter)

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.