Recently independent Xiaomi spin-off Poco has announced its latest smartphone, broadening the brand beyond the initial high specification pitch of the Poco F1 at low prices. Like the X2, the M2 Pro is more of a mid-range affair: it’s basically a tweaked version of Xiaomi’s global Redmi Note 9 Pro aimed at the Indian market.
No one will mistake the M2 Pro’s spec sheet for that of a flagship, but it could be an attractive option for customers who prioritize battery life. There is a 5000 mAh battery in the box with a 33 W fast charger; Poco says it should charge 50 percent within 30 minutes. Combined with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, I would expect this phone to last quite a long time.
The M2 Pro has a 6.67-inch 1080p LCD screen with a 16-megapixel punch selfie camera. A fingerprint sensor is integrated into the power button. The camera settings include four sensors: 48 megapixel primary, 8 megapixel ultra-wide, 5 megapixel macro and 2 megapixel depth.
The phone is available in green, black and blue colors and models are available with 4 GB or 6 GB RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB storage. There is also a microSD card slot.
The Poco M2 Pro costs Rs. 13,999 (~ $ 185) for a model with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. Rs. 14,999 ($ 200) for 6 GB / 64 GB and Rs. 16,999 ($ 225) for 6 GB / 128 GB. It will be available exclusively in Flipkart in India on July 14.