Poco M2 Pro is now official as the company’s third smartphone. The smartphone debuts as a second device under the Poco 2.0 branding strategy. Along with the smartphone, Xiaomi’s former sub-brand announces its most affordable device yet. This is essentially Poco’s foray into the price segment between Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000. The smartphone has many similarities with the Redmi Note 9 Pro series already available in India. Its price raises the question of whether Poco’s strategy is to rename Redmi phones in the country. Also Read – Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Review: Is This Max Smartphone From Xiaomi In The Under Rs 20,000 Price Segment?
Poco M2 Pro: price and specifications
Poco M2 Pro is available in two different storage options in India. The base model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage is available for Rs 13,999. The variant with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage is available for Rs 14,999. The third variant with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage is available for Rs 16,999. The smartphone comes in three different colors: blue, green and green and two shades of black. The device’s first sale is scheduled for July 14, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. IST and will be available for purchase through Flipkart. Also Read – Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Review: Best smartphone under Rs 15,000?
In terms of design, the Poco M2 Pro is identical to the overall variant of the Redmi Note 9 Pro. There is a glass back with a black, green or gray two-tone finish. Poco says the textured finish on the underside of the device is meant to mimic the kevlar back seen with the Poco F1. It’s a glossy finish, so using this phone without a case is rather difficult. Once you slap the included case, it becomes impossible to see these design elements of the smartphone. Another visual difference comes in the form of the Poco brand and the â48MP Quad cameraâ brand above the camera module. Also Read – Poco X2 Review: Better Than Realme X2?
Like the Redmi Note 9 Pro series, the Poco M2 Pro has a 6.7-inch LCD screen with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G coupled with the Adreno 618 GPU, the smartphone offers 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable storage. It runs MIUI 11 based on Android 10 and Poco has a decent track record when it comes to software updates. Up front, there’s also a 16-megapixel selfie camera housed inside the punch-hole setup. There’s also a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a dedicated microSD card slot.
On the back, there’s a quad rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel main shooter. It is associated with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, 5-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel depth sensor. The setup looks like the one we saw on the Redmi Note 9 Pro. It comes with a P2i coating which makes it splash resistant. There is a large 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. It’s definitely better than the 18W fast charger that comes with the Redmi Note 9 Pro. In all respects, Poco seems to have improved tiny elements of the Redmi smartphone to create an even better device.
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