POCO India teased the launch of a new budget phone last week and revealed that the upcoming POCO smartphone will be called POCO M2. Now, ahead of the India launch, which is scheduled for tomorrow, Flipkart banner has given us a glimpse of the smartphone. Flipkart landing page has already confirmed the presence of FHD+ display with a waterdrop notch, quad-rear camera setup, and a huge 5000mAh battery, based on these it looks like POCO M2 will be rebranded Redmi 9 Prime. To recall, Redmi 9 Prime was launched in India last month, and it is called Redmi 9 globally. POCO India has already confirmed that the smartphone will be available in 6GB and it will be the most affordable smartphone in the market with 6GB RAM.
We are expecting the upcoming POCO M2 to have similar specifications as Redmi 9 Prime, but there could be a couple of changes, like the inclusion of a fast charger. POCO M2 will feature a 6.57-inch Full HD+ LCD display with a waterdrop notch. The POCO M2 will sport an octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 SoC under the hood coupled with a Mali G52 GPU.
As confirmed by POCO India, the smartphone phone will be available in 6GB RAM variant but we’re expecting to see a cheaper 4GB RAM variant too. The device is expected to be launched in two storage variants, 64GB and 128GB with support for a dedicated Micro-SD card slot, similar to its elder sibling POCO M2 Pro.
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On the optics front, the device packs a quad-rear camera setup, as confirmed by the Flipkart landing page. It is expected to come with quad-rear camera setup, including a 13MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens with a 118˚ field of view, a 5MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, the device might pack an 8MP shooter similar to Redmi 9 Prime.
Coming to the battery department, the device will pack a 5000mAh battery as per the Flipkart landing page. The device will support fast charging as Redmi 9 Prime does too, but POCO might go with a faster-charging speed compared to the 18W on the Redmi 9 Prime. POCO M2 should feature a USB-C port for charging, as well as Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless connectivity. POCO will also include a 3.5mm audio port similar to every other POCO device. We can expect the device to be priced around Rs 10,000 for the base variant.