China’s Redmi K30 4G was recently launched in India as the POCO X2. POCO India took to Twitter on April 1st to announce a hike in prices of the handset, in order to stay profitable amidst the current global economic meltdown. The rise in the GST rate from 12 percent to 18 percent, in addition to the weakening Rupee means and supply chain issues has caused the hike in prices, as per the brand. The updated prices will be effective starting from today.
Important notice – The increase in GST on mobile phones from 12% to 18% and factors such as a falling rupee against the US dollar and supply chain issues have impacted business significantly.
As a result, we have no choice but to adjust our pricing to sustain business. pic.twitter.com/7ZH6X9fIvl
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO) April 1, 2020
According to a statement from the brand, the updated prices for the POCO X2 start at Rs 16,999 for the 6GB + 64GB variant. The 6GB + 128GB variant is priced at Rs 17,999, while the top-of-the-line 8GB + 256GB variant is now priced at Rs 20,999. The smartphone went on sale on February 11th, priced at Rs 15,999, Rs 16,999, and Rs 19,999 for the same variants, respectively.
POCO X2 specifications and features
The POCO X2 flaunts a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels, aspect ratio of 20:9, and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The handset is powered by the Snapdragon 730 SoC with LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 storage. The smartphone features a quad rear camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 2-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
The POCO X2 features a dual selfie camera unit that includes a primary 20-megapixel sensor along with a 2-megapixel lens. The handset draws power from a 4,500mAh battery with 27W fast charging and runs the Android 10-based MIUI 11. Connectivity options include a USB Type-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack along with the usual Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other standard features. The device sports a hybrid SIM slot and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.