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Poco M2 Pro goes official with Snapdragon 720G SoC

by on07 July 2020

Rebadged Redmi Note 9S

Poco has officially unveiled its new Poco M2 Pro smartphone, a 6.67-inch screen mid-ranger with Snapdragon 720G SoC, that is similar to the Redmi Note 9S but has a rather aggressive price and could make a significant impact on the mid-range market.

Just like the Redmi Note 9S, also known as the Redmi Note Note 9 Pro in India, the Poco M2 Pro is built around the same 6.67-inch IPS LCD screen with 2400x1080 resolution, 450nits of brightness, and HDR10 support. This means it has 395ppi of pixel density.

With dimensions set at 165.8x76.7x8.8mm, this leaves the M2 Pro with about 84.5 percent screen-to-body ratio and it weighs 209g, which is not half bad since it has Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and the back, combined with a plastic frame. The phone is also dust and water-resistant with watertight seals for buttons and ports, and has reinforced corners for some extra durability.

As noted, the M2 Pro is pretty much a rebadged Redmi Note 9S, so it means you get Qualcomm's 8nm Snapdragon 720G SoC, with two 2.3GHz Kryo 465 and six 1.8GHz Kryo 465 CPU cores and Adreno 618 GPU. The SoC is paired up with 4GB or 6GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage, depending on the version.

The rear camera system is also identical to the Redmi Note 9S, so you are looking at a quad-camera system with 48-megapixel main sensor, 8-megapixel ultrawide, 6-megapixel macro, and 2-megapixel depth sensor.

The display comes with a center punch-hole for the 16-megapixel front camera.

The rest of the specifications and features include all the usual connectivity options like 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 2.0 Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, microSD card slot, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, as well as a rather large 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W charging, which means it should be able to charge the phone up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.

The new Poco M2 Pro will be available in blue, green, and black color options, and should launch in India on July 14th, with a price set at INR 13,999/$185/€165 for the 4GB/64GB version, INR ₹14,999/$200/€175 for the 6GB/64GB, and INR 16,999/$225/€200 for the 6GB/128GB version. There is no word on actual global availability, but at this price point, the Poco M2 Pro will ruffle a few feathers in the mid-range market.

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