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Poco X2 is set for launch today: Will this be a revamped Redmi K30?

Poco is set to launch the Poco X2 tomorrow at an event in New Delhi. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Poco phone.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 4, 2020 8:40:53 am
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Poco is all set to unveil its new smartphones: the Poco X2 in India today; the new device comes nearly one and a half years after the original Poco F1 was introduced back in 2018. The new phone will be Poco’s first launch event as an independent brand as it is no longer a sub-brand of Xiaomi. But there are plenty of leaks suggesting that the Poco X2 might actually be a re-branded Redmi K30 4G, which was launched last year in China.

The listing of Poco X2 on India’s BIS certification website shows off the same model number as the Redmi K30 4G. Additionally, the teaser video posted by Poco on its official Twitter handle also hints that the Redmi K30 4G will make its way to India under the guise of Poco branding. The side-mounted fingerprint scanner and the distinctive camera housing is visible in the teaser videos, which only adds to the existing speculation.

Apart from that an “unofficial” poster of the Poco X2 also surfaced online that shows the Poco X2, and once again, it looks like the Redmi K30 clone. Going by the leaks, there’s a good chance that the Poco X2 will indeed look like the Redmi K30 on the outside, even if it does not turn out to have the same specifications as the latter.

Poco X2 launch event: How to watch livestream

The Poco X2 launch event will kick start at 12 pm today on February 4, 2020. The official social media channels of Poco are expected to host the live stream of the launch. Users can head over to the YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook account of the Poco India to see the live stream of the Poco X2 launch.

We are also embedding the YouTube video of the Poco India handle right here so that you don’t have to go anywhere else to watch the livestream of the launch.

Poco X2 specifications (rumoured)

If Poco X2 turns out to be a rebranded version of the Redmi K30 4G, the phone will have the same specifications as the latter. We can expect the Poco X2 to be powered by the Snapdragon 730G processor paired with up to 8Gb of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. The device could sport a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display with 20:9 aspect ratio, and 120Hz refresh rate.

The Poco X2 could run MIUI 11 based on Android 10 out of the box and since it is a Poco phone, we can expect the Poco launcher to power the user interface. The Poco X2 could also sport a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and backed by a 4,500mAh battery with support for 27W fast charging. The phone could also sport a 64MP+8MP+2MP+2MP quad-rear camera setup and a 20MP+2MP dual front-facing cameras placed in a punch-hole display.

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