POCO has finally launched its third smartphone in India, the much anticipated M2 Pro. The smartphone joins the POCO X2 and POCO F1 in the country. However, while the M2 Pro is a solid mid-range offering, it has received quite a bit of criticism for being a rebadged Redmi Note 9 Pro, with a few minor changes.
However, the fact remains that with a starting price of Rs 13,999, the POCO M2 Pro is one of the most affordable smartphones to offer a Snapdragon 720G SoC, 48MP quad-camera array, 5,000mAh battery, 33W fast charging and more. Here’s everything you need to know about the new phone, from its top features to its sale date in India.
POCO M2 Pro: top 5 features
- Attractive dual-tone design
- Immersive display
- Powerful performance
- 48MP quad cameras
- Massive battery with fast charging
Attractive dual-tone design
The POCO M2 Pro comes with an attractive dual-tone design in three colour options – Out of the Blue, Greener than Green and Two Shades of Black. The smartphone features Corning Gorilla Glass 5 layer on the rear panel, camera module and the display for protection against scratches. Apart from that, there’s a P2i splash-proof coating on the handset to protect against accidental splashes and spills.
The POCO M2 Pro’s window to the world is a 6.67-inch LCD display with 2,400 x 1,080 pixels resolution. The display has the same Dot Notch design as the Redmi Note 9 Pro with a centered punch-hole cutout. It offers an aspect ratio of 20:9 and screen-to-body ratio of 84.62 percent. Moreover, the screen is TÜV Rheinland certified for eye protection.
The POCO M2 Pro comes powered by the mid-range gaming processor from Qualcomm, Snapdragon 720G. The 2.3GHz 8nm octa-core chipset comes with Adreno 618 graphics. We have already seen the processor on the Redmi Note 9 Pro duo and as we noted in our Redmi Note 9 Pro Max review, it’s quite powerful. The processor is further aided by up to 6GB RAM for a smooth multitasking experience. The processor also gets the Snapdragon Elite Gaming features for PUBG and other intensive games.
48MP quad cameras
The POCO M2 Pro comes with a powerful set of quad cameras on the back. The primary lens is a 48-megapixel Samsung GM2 sensor. The primary camera is backed by an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, 5-megapixel macro lens and 2-megapixel depth sensor. You get features like pro colour mode, pro video mode, LOG mode and RAW mode, among others with the rear camera setup. The front camera is a 16-megapixel unit, which comes with a dedicated night mode.
Massive battery with fast charging
The POCO M2 Pro comes with a massive 5,000mAh battery, which could easily last a day or two. POCO claims that the battery can offer up to 24 hours standby, 11 hours of PUBG gaming, 44 hours of VoLTE calling and 193 hours of music playback on headset. Moreover, the smartphone features 33W fast charging, which POCO claims can charge from zero to 50 percent in under 30 minutes.
Other key features include Z-Shocker haptics for powerful haptic feedback, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and more.
POCO M2 Pro: price in India
POCO has launched the M2 Pro in three configurations in India – 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB models. The base 4GB model will retail at Rs 13,999 in the country. The 6GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB models have been priced at Rs 14,999 and Rs 16,999 respectively.
POCO M2 Pro: launch offers
Flipkart is offering various bank offers including a 5 percent unlimited cashback on the Flipkart Axis Bank credit card and 5 percent off with Axis Bank Buzz credit card. With the purchase of POCO M2 Pro, buyers also get a free trial of YouTube Premium for 6 months.
POCO M2 Pro: sale date on Flipkart
The POCO M2 Pro will be exclusively sold through Flipkart. The first POCO M2 Pro sale has been scheduled on Tuesday, July 14th. The sale will kick-off starting at 12pm on July 14th.
|Smartphone||Variant||Price in India||Availability|
|POCO M2 Pro||4GB + 64GB||Rs 13,999||Flipkart|
|POCO M2 Pro||6GB + 64GB||Rs 14,999||Flipkart|
|POCO M2 Pro||6GB + 128GB||Rs 16,999||Flipkart|