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POCO M2 is official: This budget phone looks familiar
- The POCO M2 is now official in India, essentially being a rebranded Redmi 9.
- The phone features a 6.53-inch screen, a 5,000mAh battery, and a quad-rear camera array.
- The device goes on sale on September 15 on Flipkart.
The budget smartphone probably won’t make the cover of any style magazines, but it isn’t POCO’s most unattractive device. It features a waterdrop notch up front, with a vertical center-mounted camera array at the rear.
Up front, the POCO M2 fits a 6.53-inch display with a 2,340 x 1,080 resolution. Those pixels are pushed around by a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset mated to 6GB of RAM and a choice of 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. There’s also a microSD card slot for data hoarders and dual 4G SIM support for plan jugglers.
For photography, the POCO M2 employs four cameras at the rear, namely a 13MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture, an 8MP wide-angle camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. There’s also an 8MP selfie camera mounted in the aforementioned notch.
Finally, some creature comforts of old also make the cut including a headphone jack and a capacitive fingerprint sensor at the rear. Modern amenities listed include Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5 support, 18W charging, and a 5,000mAh battery. All in all, pretty much identical to the earlier Xiaomi release.
The POCO M2 will go on sale on Flipkart from September 15 at 12 PM IST (2:30 AM ET). The 64GB storage option starts at Rs. 10,999 (~$149), while the 128GB is arguably the better option available for Rs. 12,499 (~$170).
POCO is offering two candy-coated colorways namely Brick Red and Slate Blue, but a more serious Pitch Black sheen is also on offer.