Poco on Monday announced it will launch ‘Poco X2’ in India on February 4. Poco X2 will be the company’s second smartphone after Poco F1 which launched in August 2018. It also marks Poco’s first smartphone since it became an independent brand from Xiaomi.
“An Xperience that will make you go, “Bruh, it’s #SmoothAF”. #POCOX2 is arriving on Feb 4th, 2020. Want to know if your smartphone is Smooth AF?,” said Poco in a tweet with a link directing to a Poco website.
The tweet indicates Poco X2 will come with a higher screen refresh rate. It is worth noting that a number of companies are shifting to 90Hz and higher screens with their latest flagships.
Additionally, Flipkart has revealed through a teaser that it will be carrying the smartphone in the country. The new Poco phone, which is speculated as to the rebranded version of the Redmi K30 4G model.
Xiaomi India announced that it is spinning Poco into an independent brand this month. The sub-brand of Xiaomi India made a big splash with its Poco F1 in 2018. However, the company did not introduce a new device last year. While there was a lot of skepticism surrounding Poco F2, the company has finally shed more light on its plan. It seems the company is dropping Poco F2 in favor of Poco X2. The launch is set for the same day that Galaxy S10 Lite goes on sale.
The launch event is set to start at 11.30 AM IST on February 4 in the national capital. The big focus with Poco X2 seems to be super-smooth user experience. This could mean that the device will feature a display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
There is also mention of a new image processor, which could be the 64-megapixel 1/1.7-inch sensor from Sony. The Poco X2 will be powered by a Qualcomm mobile processor but may not be the Snapdragon 865 SoC. We might instead see the Snapdragon 855+ or the Snapdragon 765 mobile platform. The teaser also reveals liquid cooling support and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The teasers also reveal USB Type-C port, bottom-mounted speaker and 3.5mm headphone jack. With Poco X2, Poco might put a big dent in the premium mid-range smartphone segment. Xiaomi has already established itself in the space with its Redmi K20 Series. According to Counterpoint Research, consumer spending in the Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 segment has increased in the past few quarters.