Poco has launched the latest smartphone in India named Xiaomi Poco M2, basically, it is the same as Redmi 9 Prime with only more RAM. This means that Poco M2 is directly competing with Redmi 9 Prime in the budget market.
Poco is growing rapidly, far faster than what customers would have anticipated and this is due to the affordabity of thier devices.
The device features a quad-camera setup which comprises of a 13 MP (f2.2) primary sensor, an 8 MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide sensor with 118 ° wide-angle field-of-view, a 5 MP (f/2.4) macro sensor, and a 2MP (f/2.4) depth of field sensor. There is an 8MP selfie camera upfront.
Xiaomi Poco M2 comes with an LCD screen measuring 6.53-inches and offers an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels with a pixel density of 395 PPI and a refresh rate of 60Hz.
The phone uses the same MediaTek Helio G80 processor that is found in Redmi 9 Prime but with some variations in overall performance. Firstly, the Poco M2 base variant comes with 6 GB RAM, while the Redmi 9 Prime has a single 4 GB RAM option. The game-centered processor helps users to play games and multitask more efficiently due to increased RAM storage.
There is a massive 5,000-mAh battery within the device that can provide all-day use. There is also an 18-watt charger that can fully charge the device in just 1hr 30mins.
The phone comes with MIUI 11 which based on Android 10 with MIUI 12 scheduled to arrive for an upgrade in the future. The phone comes in new color choices, different from the Redmi 9 Prime. Customers can purchase the Poco M2 color choices in Pitch Black, Slate Blue, and Brick Red.
|Announced Date||8th September 2020|
|Release Date||15th September 2020|
|Dimensions||163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm|
|Display Size & Type||6.5 inches IPS LCD|
60Hz Refresh rate
400 nits typ. brightness
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Pixel Density||395 PPI|
|Software||Android 10; MIUI 11|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)|
|13 MP (f/2.2)|
8 MP (f/2.2)
5 MP (f/2.4)
2 MP (f/2.4)
Supports [email protected]/60fps
Supports [email protected]
|8 MP (f/2.0)|
Supports [email protected] video recording
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Connectivity||GSM, GPS, WiFi 4 , BT 5.0,|
|Battery||-Non-Removable Li-Po 5,000 mAh|
-USB: Type-C, OTG
-Fast battery charging: Yes (18 W)
-Wireless Charging: No
-Power Share: No
Brick Red, Pitch Black, Slate Blue
|Price||Starts from $145 ~ N55,000|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
Xiaomi Poco M2 price in Nigeria & availability
Pricing for the base variant begins at Rs 10,999 and Rs 12,499 for the top-end version. The first sale via Flipkart is scheduled for September 15 at 12 pm. As of now, there is no information about its availability in Nigeria. Subscribe to our notification for an update when it is released here in Nigeria (Click on the bell on the bottom left).
There’s no question the Redmi 9 Prime is a decent budget phone. The Poco M2 however is a lot cheaper and still provides more features. Some of the features to check out include higher RAM and enhanced camera setup. Poco is a brand that started out with an inexpensive price tag on phones. The latest Poco M2 comes with all the features you can find in Redmi 9 Prime and also makes the price tag even more affordable than the Redmi 9 Prime.
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