Poco X2 Launched, Coming To Kenya At Kes.22,000

Yolanda Curtis
February 5, 2020

The handset comes in three colours: Phoenix Red, Atlantis Blue, and Matrix Purple. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 15,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, Rs 16,999 for 6GB RAM + 128GB of internal storage and Rs 19,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option. But that's not all, the device also comes with the Intelligent Dynamic Refresh Rate display which switches between 120Hz and 60Hz refresh rate in order to improve battery life. Furthermore, the smartphone also has a proprietary LiquidCool technology that is touted to provide 300 percent faster heat transfer over the models that don't include a liquid cooling system.

As was the case with the Poco F1, the X2 will also remain exclusive to India, to begin with, and there's no word yet on whether it will come to other markets. If nothing else, the Poco X2 price should be enough for you to at least consider the phone as a potential candidate for your next mid-ranger. The device features a dual punch hole display where the selfie camera is placed.

The company mentioned that gaming was a big focus point with the Poco X2, and thus fitted it with a big 6.67-inch LCD with a tall 20:9 aspect ratio. The display comes with 120Hz refresh rate, which is a first in this segment. Furthermore, the 120Hz refresh rate is still yet to be adopted by developers, meaning that most of the time, you will end with apps that only support 60fps.

Both the Realme X2 and the Poco X2 run on the Snapdragon 730G SoCs and have various options with either 6GB or 8GB RAM. Poco X2 boots on Android 10-based MiUi 11 for Poco out-of-the-box. That said, it all boils down on the consumer preference, so we have to call it a tie. The phone features a 20-megapixel main lens along with a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

In the imaging department, the POCO X2 sports a quad-lens rear camera setup comprising a 64MP (f/1.9) primary sensor, an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle lens, and a couple of 2MP lenses for depth sensing and macro photography.

There's a distinctive circular ring around the camera that highlights the quad-camera setup and defines the rear of the X2.

Notably, buyers can also avail a discount of Rs. 1,000 on payments using ICICI Bank cards.

After the Poco F1 that was launched way back in August 2018, the brand has now made a comeback in the Indian smartphone market with the launch of the Poco X2 smartphone. Meanwhile, the Realme has a single 32-megapixel front camera. So, the secondary sensor seems to be a marketing gimmick rather than an actual useful feature.

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