The highly anticipated Poco X2 just launched about an hour or so ago and might just be the talk of the season for a while. Of course, the phone was unveiled with all the rumoured specifications but the huge surprise comes at how much the phone costs.
Launched in India, the Poco X2 comes as the second smartphone under the Poco brand that recently separated itself from the Xiaomi umbrella. This is of course following the huge success that its predecessor Poco F1 gained last year.
The Poco X2 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC complemented by 8GB RAM and storage of up to 256GB. It also houses a quad rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary camera (Sony IMX 686 sensor), an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera.
For the selfie lovers, the phone brings in a dual front camera setup (20MP + 2MP) in the hole punch format that was kickstarted by Samsung’s S10+. During the launch, event, Poco also emphasised on the cameras’ great ability to take great videos, which will be up for debate until tested.
The general chassis of the Poco X2 is mainly Gorilla Glass 5 that covers both the front and back. Luckily though, the 3.5mm headphone jack is still there for this phone alongside a USB-C charging port. What might possibly be the show stealer of this phone is the 6.7mm display that comes with 120Hz refresh rate at full HD+ 2K resolution with aa 20:9 aspect ratio.
For software, the MIUI 11 will be its fuel based on Android 10. All this is set to be powered up by a 4500mAh. For all these specs, one may just qualify this to be just another flagship device that costs $1,000 but it’s far from that. Poco went o announce that the phone will only cost Rs. 19,999 (about Kes.28,000) for the 8GB/128GB variant. Its 6GB/128GB option is expected to start at a lower price of Rs.16,999 (about Kes.24,000) with the lowest, 6GB/64GB starting at Kes. 22,000.
Luckily though, Xiaomi Kenya has already officially announced these prices which means it’s only a matter of time before it launches in the country.