The Poco M2 offers an FHD + display, 6 GB of RAM and a 5,000 mAh battery for 126 euros. With the Poco M2, Xiaomi is targeting all the entry-level smartphones that will still rely on a 720p + display in 2020, because the company’s latest device from China combines a low price with a 1080p + screen and reasonable specs, including 6 GB LPDDR4X memory.
Xiaomi is not entirely wrong with the marketing message for the Poco M2: The year is 2020, and many smartphones are still only equipped with an HD + display, such as the Samsung Galaxy A11 (approx. 169 euros on Amazon) or also the Moto G9 Play (approx. 175 euros on Amazon). But that is no longer entirely up-to-date, so Xiaomi relies on a 6.53-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels with a pixel density of 395 PPI and a maximum brightness of 400 nits for the cheap Poco M2.
Apart from that, the specs are quite impressive in this price range. A MediaTek Helio G80 SoC is used inside, with 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM at the side. An 8 megapixel selfie camera is located in a small notch, while the rear quad camera consists of a 13 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultra wide-angle camera, a 5 MP macro camera and a 2 MP ToF sensor.
The housing is protected against water splashes with a P2i coating; in addition to a dual SIM, there is an additional microSD card reader. The 5,000 mAh battery can be charged with a maximum of 18 watts. The Poco M2 is delivered with MIUI 11 based on Android 10, but the update to MIUI 12 should follow soon. A fingerprint sensor is on the back.
Prices and availability:
The Poco M2 will be shipping in India from September 15th at prices starting at 10,999 INR (approx. 126 euros). The basic model has 64 GB of flash memory, for an additional charge of INR 1,500 (approx. 17 euros) the memory can be doubled to 128 GB.
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