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Poco X2 goes official: 6.67" 120Hz display, SD730G and 64MP camera

The Poco F1 (aka Pocophone F1 outside India) announced back in August 2018 was an instant hit – thanks to the flagship-grade hardware offered at an aggressive price. Now a year and a half later, the company has announced its second smartphone, dubbed Poco X2.


The Poco X2 is not a direct successor to the Poco F1, but as expected, it is actually a re-branded Redmi K30 currently available in China. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 730G SoC, runs MIUI 11 out of the box, and comes in three memory configurations – 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB.


The X2 is built around a 6.67″ 20:9 RealityFlow display of FullHD+ resolution. It has a refresh rate of 120Hz, supports HDR 10, and has a pill-shaped hole in the top-right corner for the 20MP and 2MP selfie cameras.


Poco X2 officially announced: 6.67'' 120Hz display, Snapdragon 730G SoC, and 64MP camera


Around the back, the Poco X2 has a quad camera setup, which is a combination of a 64MP Sony IMX686 main camera, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensor units. The smartphone comes with RAW image support, can record 960FPS slow-motion videos, and has VLOG Mode in tow.


Poco X2 officially announced: 6.67'' 120Hz display, Snapdragon 730G SoC, and 64MP camera


The Snapdragon 730G-powered X2 features a side-mounted fingerprint reader and packs a 4,500 mAh battery that draws power through a USB-C port at up to 27W. It comes with the 3.5mm headphone jack and features liquid cool technology, which Poco claims can dissipate heat 300% faster.


Poco X2 officially announced: 6.67'' 120Hz display, Snapdragon 730G SoC, and 64MP camera


The rest of the features of the Poco X2 include an IR Blaster, P2i water-repellent coating, VoWiFi, and Hi-Res Sound.


The Poco X2 comes in three colors – Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, and Phoenix Red.


The base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at INR15,999 ($225/€205) and for INR1,000 ($15/€13) you can double the storage. And if you want to go for the premium model that comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, you’ll have to shell out INR19,999 ($280/€255).


Poco X2 comes in three colors Poco X2 comes in three colors Poco X2 comes in three colors
Poco X2 comes in three colors


The Poco X2 will go on sale in India starting February 11 through Flipkart.com, and those who purchase it using the ICICI Bank credit/debit cards will get INR1,000 ($15/€13) off.