The new independent Xiaomi spin-off Poco has announced its latest smartphone, with which the brand will be expanded beyond the initial high specification of the Poco F1 at low prices. Like the X2, the M2 Pro is more of a mid-range affair: it is basically an optimized version of Xiaomi's global Redmi Note 9 Pro, aimed at the Indian market.
Nobody will confuse the data sheet of the M2 Pro with that of a flagship, but it could be a compelling option for customers who prioritize battery life. A 5,000 mAh battery with a 33 W quick charger is included. Poco says it should deliver a 50 percent charge in 30 minutes. Combined with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, I would expect this phone to have a fairly long lifespan.
The M2 Pro has a 6.67-inch 1080p LCD with a 16-megapixel selfie camera. A fingerprint sensor is integrated in the power switch. The camera setup includes four sensors: 48-megapixel primary, 8-megapixel ultrawide, 5-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel depth.
The phone is available in green, black and blue. There are models 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 of RAM and 64 GB of 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 on Flipkart in India on July 14th.