Poco has made its latest move for the Indian smartphone market with the announcement of an all-new budget segment device, the Poco M2 Pro
- Poco M2 Pro is a slightly tweaked version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro
- The phone comes with up to 128GB of onboard storage
- It comes with 33W fast charging support
POCO has been present in India for two years now and surprisingly the brand had only two phones in the market until a few moments ago – the wildly popular POCO F1 and the sub-Rs 20,000 POCO X2. And now, POCO has launched its third phone in India, called the POCO M2 Pro.
The phone is part of a new series from the brand. It is the company’s most affordable phone yet, priced under Rs 15,000. For its price, the device boasts respectable specifications, including the Snapdragon 720G chipset, 48MP quad cameras, FHD+ display, and 33W fast charging support, among other things.
The new Poco phone comes with a hole-punch display and features a quad rear camera setup. The smartphone also comes preloaded with camera modes including a Pro Colour Mode, Pro Video Mode, and a RAW Mode. This is the third phone in India by Poco, the brand that spun off from Xiaomi earlier this year. The phone comes in three different configurations, with up to 128GB of onboard storage. There is also up to 6GB of RAM. Overall, the phone seems like a slightly tweaked version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro that was launched in the country in March this year.
Poco M2 Pro – Specifications and features
The dual-SIM (Nano) phone runs on MIUI 11 for Poco, based on Android 10. There is a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) display with 20:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Under the hood, the phone has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC, coupled with up to 6GB LPDDR4X RAM. The quad rear camera setup of the phone includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor, 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, 5-megapixel macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, you’ll get a 16-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front that supports a preloaded night mode.
Poco has provided up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 onboard storage on the device. The built-in storage is also expandable via a microSD card (up to 512GB) through a dedicated slot. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. There is also a fingerprint sensor on the side of the device.
The phone packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging (compatible charger is available in the box). Besides, the phone comes with P2i nano-coating for a dust- and splash-resistant experience.
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Poco M2 Pro – Price and availability
Poco has announced that this new device, the Poco M2 Pro will be available in three RAM and storage variants. The company has said that the Poco M2 Pro will start retail at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant. The 6GB/64GB one will retail for Rs 14,999 while the top-of-the-line 6GB/128GB variant will be sold for Rs 16,999.
All three variants have been announced to be made available in three different colours — Two Shades of Black, Out of the Blue and Green and Greener.
The phone has been announced as a Flipkart exclusive and will be available via the platform during its first sale on July 14 at 12 pm.