September 27, 2022

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POCO M2 with Helio G80 SoC, 6GB RAM, and 5,000mAh Battery is official; it costs only $150

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POCO M2 (Back Front Back)

POCO has just launched the highly-anticipated POCO M2. This comes months after the Pro version was launched back in July.

The POCO M2 is the toned-down version of the POCO M2 Pro, but its specs are still impressive. The device is built with a 6.53-inch FullHD+ display that features a waterdrop notch. This display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

Going around the back of the phone, we see a two-tone pattern with “anti-fingerprint texture”. According to the official poster, it will also have a better grip and a better in-hand feel.

POCO M2 Two-tone Pattern
POCO M2 Two-tone Pattern

The phone sports a quad camera setup on the rear, comprising a 13MP primary shooter, an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 5MP macro unit, and a 2MP depth sensor. The 8MP selfie camera sits in the notch on the front of the device.

POCO M2 Rear Camera Setup
POCO M2 Rear Camera Setup

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On the internal end of things, the POCO M2 uses the Helio G80 chipset. This is the same chip found in the recently-announced Huawei Y9a. The M2 runs MIUI 11 based on Android 10 with the brand promising to roll out MIUI 12 soon. Also, according to POCO, unlike other MIUI-running Mi and Redmi phones, the M2 will not come with ads.

The POCO M2 is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W charging. However, the phone ships with only a 10W charging adapter. If you want faster charging, you will have to spend more money.

In terms of memory, the POCO M2 comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It has a dedicated microSD slot for expanding the storage by up to 512GB. The phone sports a 3.5mm headphone jack and has an IR Blaster.

It is easy to see that the specs of the POCO M2 are quite similar to those of the Redmi 9. The Redmi 9 was launched in India as the Redmi 9 Prime.

POCO M2 Front and Back

POCO M2 Price and Availability

The POCO M2 has a price tag of INR10,999 (roughly $150) for the base 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model. For double the storage, you will have to shell out an additional INR1,500 (about $20), getting it at INR12,499 (approximately $170). The phone is available in Pitch Black, Brick Red, and Slate Blue color options. It will go on sale in India through Flipkart from September 15.

Author: Vincent AbolarinVincent is an Electrical Engineer and smartphone enthusiast. Anything about smartphones, count him in!

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