Xiaomi sub-brand Poco, introduced the M2 Pro back then in July this year. Today, the company has announced its toned-down variant, dubbed Xiaomi Poco M2. Read on to find out the Poco M2 full specification, price, as well as release date it will be available in the markets.
Poco M2 Features
The Xiaomi Poco M2 comes with an Helio G80 chipset paired with 6GB RAM. The phone runs on Android 10-based MIUI 11 out-of-the-box, and the manufacturer has promised to roll out MIUI 12 soon. The brand also said that the M2 will not come with any ads like other MIUI-running smartphones sold under the Mi and Redmi brand.
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The Poco M2 is built around a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display that has a notch up top or the 8MP selfie camera. The display is protected by a Gorilla Glass 3.
The back of the Xiaomi Poco M2 has a two-tone pattern with “anti-fingerprint texture” and is home to a fingerprint scanner that’s accompanied by a quad-camera setup, comprising a 13MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, 5MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor units.
Powering up the device is a 5000mAh battery that draws power through a USB-C port at up to 18W. However, the adapter in the box only supports 10W charging, which means you will have to spend more money if you want faster charging.
If all these features sound familiar to you, that is because the Xiaomi Poco M2 is not an entirely new smartphone. It shares most of its specs with the Redmi 9, which was launched in India as the Redmi 9 Prime.
The rest of the specs of the Xiaomi Poco M2 include up to 128GB storage, a dedicated slot for a microSD card allowing storage expansion up to 512GB, P2i water-repelling nano-coating, IR Blaster, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Xiaomi Poco M2 Release Date
The Xiaomi Poco M2 release date is slated for September 15, 2020, and it will go on sale in India through Flipkart on the said date.
Xiaomi Poco M2 Price
The Poco M2 price starts at INR10,999 ($150/€125) for the base model of 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. It extends to INR12,499 ($170/€132) for the 6GB RAM and 128GB versions.
Xiaomi Poco M2 Specification
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A|
|Announced||2020, September 08|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, September 15|
|Dimensions||163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm (6.43 x 3.03 x 0.36 in)|
|Weight||198 g (6.98 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.53 inches, 104.7 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|400 nits typ. brightness (advertised)|
|OS||Android 10, MIUI 11|
|Chipset||MediatekHelio G80 (12 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Card slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM|
|Quad||13 MP, f/2.2, 28mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Single||8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Radio||Wireless FM radio (no wired headphones required)|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Type||Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 18W|
|Colors||Brick Red, Pitch Black, Slate Blue|
|SAR||0.85 W/kg (head) 0.42 W/kg (body)|
|Price||About 130 EUR|