POCO, now an independent smartphone brand announced POCO X2 at an event in New Delhi. Starting INR 15,999, POCO X2 will be available for purchase 11 February onwards.
Staying true to POCO’s brand philosophy of everything you need, nothing you don’t, X2 is a coming together of high-quality components along with sophisticated software with a sharp focus on smooth.
POCO X2 – 120Hz RealityFlow Engine
With a clear focus on flagship-grade smooth user experience above anything else, POCO X2 features a 120Hz display powered by RealityFlow engine.
Built on the POCO mantra of ‘everything you need, nothing you don’t’, POCO X2 prioritizes superlative user experience. With a Full HD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio, POCO X2 comes HDR10 certified. Both, the display and the rear of the phone, come covered in Corning® Gorilla Glass® 5.
Snapdragon 730G with LiquidCool Technology
The Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 730G mobile platform ensures adequate processing power for the geeks and for casual users. The powerful octa-core Kryo 470 CPU cores and Adreno 618 GPU combine to make POCO X2 one of the most powerful and reliable smartphones in its category. Coupled with software optimizations, POCO X2 achieves an AnTuTu score of 274,334 points – among the highest in its segment.
POCO X2 also comes with LiquidCool Technology that ensures sustained peak performance and that it is not hindered by thermal throttling.
Paired with upto 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, POCO X2 is geared for serious multi-tasking as well as gaming. POCO X2 features UFS2.1 storage, up to 256GB in capacity, along with a hybrid slot for storage expansion.
64MP Quad Camera setup
POCO X2 becomes the first phone in the country to feature the Sony IMX686 64MP wide-angle sensor as part of its quad-camera setup. In tow is an 8MP sensor with an ultra-wide angle lens; a 2MP macro shooter with autofocus than can handle subjects between 10cm and 2cm, and a 2MP depth sensor to deliver accurate info for the perfect portrait shot.
POCO X2 users will be able to shoot incredible video of upto 4K/30fps in resolution and 960fps slow-motion clips.
Dual in-screen selfie cameras
POCO X2 is one of the first few phones in the country to feature a dual in-screen camera setup that allows for great selfies, especially portrait mode. To achieve this, it combines a 2MP depth sensor with a 20MP main camera. This also doubles up as the Face Unlock mechanism.
4500mAh battery with 27W charging out of the box
POCO X2 builds on top of what F1 stood for; on the battery front, it ships with a large-capacity 4500mAh battery that will easily last over a day. Users will also benefit from 27W fast charging right out of the box.
POCO X2 also benefits, both in terms of power management and performance enhancement, from software optimizations that come with MIUI for POCO, based on Android 10. It charges up to 30% in 15 minutes.
Strong developer community
POCO users have always enjoyed strong community support, thanks to an active developer interest. To ensure great levels of developer involvement, kernel sources for POCO X2 will be made public along with active measures to establish a direct connect with third party developers.
The first batch of POCO X2 devices, in limited edition, will commemorate the POCO community with a collage of names (employees, fans and developers) coming together to form the product name.
Manmohan Chandolu, General Manager, POCO India, said “The way users and fans have supported us throughout the POCO journey has been nothing short of incredible. POCO X2 is very much the result of feedback and requests from the POCO community. We’ve tried to maintain a sharp focus on what matters, and hence hope to meet POCO fans’ expectations with features like the 120Hz display, 64MP IMX686 camera and LiquidCool Technology with POCO X2. We will continue to make efforts to democratize decision making and continue to evolve; buyers and the community in general will get to see more examples as we move ahead.”
- 6.67 inch (16.94cm)Full HD+ (2400 × 1080) 120Hz display
- COF (Chip on Film) technology
- Quad camera setup with PDAF and EIS 64MP IMX686 primary sensor 8MP wide-angle sensor 2MP
- depth sensor 2MP macro sensor
- 20MP + 2MP dual front in-screen cameras
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G with LiquidCool Technology
- MIUI for POCO based on Android 10
- 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB variants
- 4500mAh battery
- 27W fast charging (adapter included in the box)
- Side-mounted fingerprint sensor and AI Face unlock
- Dual Gorilla Glass 5 – front and back
- P2i Splash Proof
- Matrix Purple, Phoenix Red and Atlantis Blue colour variants
POCO X2 will be available in 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB storage variants for INR 15,999, INR 16,999 and INR 19,999 respectively. Buyers will be able to choose between Matrix Purple, Atlantis Blue and Phoenix Red colour variants.
Additionally, buyers will be able to avail an additional INR 1,000 instant discount on ICICI credit card and EMI transactions, effectively bringing the price to INR 14,999, INR 15,999 and INR 18,999 respectively for the 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB variants respectively.
POCO X2 will be on via Flipkart.com starting 12 PM, 11 February, 2020.
Realme GT Smartphone with 64MP Triple Camera Launched
Realme officially introduced the highly anticipated 2021 flagship killer smartphone, the realme GT, at the company’s first global launch event. As realme’s inaugural product under the GT series and the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 powered device, the realme GT delivers a high-quality experience expected of a flagship product as well as accessibility and three key features – speed-inspired aesthetics, thunderous power and sustained performance – setting new industry standards for the mid-to-high-end flagship smartphone segment.
During his opening speech at the launch event, Sky Li, CEO, realme said, “We are thrilled to bring our flagship killer phone to users worldwide. The realme GT is the first leap forward in our ‘Dual-Platform Dual-Flagship Strategy’, which was announced earlier this year, and which aims to disrupt the mid- to high-end phone segment. By offering the maximum number of flagship features for our budget-minded consumers, the global launch of the realme GT reflects our ongoing commitment to making cutting-edge technology more accessible to young consumers around the world and hence empowering them in their daily lives.”
The realme GT is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the most sophisticated chip that has a new super-efficient LPDDR5 RAM and the fastest UFS 3.1 storage and showcases realme’s commitment to delivering the ultimate flagship-grade performance to users worldwide.
Leveraging the most advanced 5nm processing technology, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip improves the realme GT’s performance and AI computing power. Together with a stronger and larger Cortex-X1 core and three new-generation high-performing A78 cores, the phone’s CPU performance has increased by 20% and power consumption reduced by 50% compared with the previous generation
With an aim to create the ‘coolest 888’ the realme GT uses a new generation stainless steel VC cooling system, which plays an essential role in the smartphone’s durable peak performance by using stainless steel to optimize the phone’s heat dissipation structure. During testing, the stainless steel VC cooling system demonstrated a 50% increased cooling power compared with a traditional copper VC cooling system and was capable of reducing the CPU core temperature by up to 15°C.
In addition, despite an ultra-thin body weighing less than 186g, the realme GT is equipped with a large 4,500 mAh battery and 65W SuperDart charging support, allowing the smartphone to be fully charged in just 35 minutes.
Alessio Bradde, realme Product Marketing Manager, said, “We are incredibly proud to launch the realme GT globally, our flagship product of the year. Just like the GT cars with their ultimate pursuit of speed, performance and precision, the realme GT is designed for users who want an outstanding experience in a flagship smartphone. We hope the spirit of the realme GT series will ignite a passion among our young users to constantly push their limits and realize their full potential.”
Other Key Features:
- Flagship Screen: The realme GT features a 6.43-inch 120Hz Samsung Super AMOLED display capable of providing the high responsiveness required by even the most hardcore gamers
- Dual Light Sensors: Front and rear dual light sensors provide 4,096 auto-brightness levels
- Greater Connectivity: In addition to the major 5G bands, the realme GT supports the industry’s fastest Wi-Fi and latest Bluetooth technologies
- Immersive Audio: The smartphone comes with Dolby Atmos Dual Stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio, and a 3.5mm audio jack with low latency and low interference charge
- Flagship Camera: The realme GT boasts a Sony 64MP triple camera with a brand-new night portrait mode and AI capabilities to deliver professional-grade photos
- Operating System: The realme GT is one of the first devices to support the Android 12 Beta 1. realme will continue its Android 12 Developer Preview Program to compile users’ feedback before launching the new realme UI later this year.
Exclusive GT Mode: Only available in the realme GT series, the GT Mode is created for users who want the ultimate performance. This includes full-scene high performance mode coverage and further optimization of high-frame-rate gaming, all providing a smooth user experience and a more durable and stable high frame rate gaming experience.
Pricing and Availability
realme GT is now available for purchase in selective countries, including Poland, Spain, Russia, and Thailand with additional markets to follow. The new realme GT with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage will be available in three colours: Dashing Silver, Dashing Blue and Racing Yellow for 599 euros at realme official online platform as well as other authorized distribution channels. realme GT 8GB+128GB variant will be on sale for just 369 euros only on AliExpress. The realme GT will also offer early-bird discounts of 499 euros for the 12GB+256GB version to all consumers during Amazon Prime Day from 21 June.
Vivo Y1s with 3GB Storage Launched in India
Vivo announced the launch of vivo Y1s 3GB storage variant in India. An addition to vivo’s Youthful Y series, the stylish Y1s is priced at INR 9,490 for 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM which is expandable up to 256GB. With chic design and elegant 3D body curves, the vivo Y1s will be available for purchase in two attractive color options— Aurora Blue and Olive Black on vivo India E-store, Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm, Tatacliq, Bajaj EMI Store and across all partner retail stores.
Packed with 4030mAh Battery, the vivo Y1s features a 15.79cm (6.22) Halo FullView™ Display with an 88.6% screen-to-body which provides a nice view for both videos, games and filters out harmful blue light to prevent eye strain. With AI camera setup, vivo Y1s features 5MP selfie and 13MP rear camera along with Bokeh mode which creates distinct contrast by smoothly separating portrait subjects from backgrounds, so that you are always in the spotlight. The device also has a dedicated beauty feature which offers tailored solutions for more refined skin tones and textures in both daylight and night.
The vivo Y1s 3GB variant comes with a new Dynamic Effects feature which gives you an array of options for customizing screen animations and can be used when the phone unlocks or recognizes your face. The smartphone also has a Dark Mode that switches during night for a pleasant viewing experience, this feature also helps in saving battery for long lasting usage. Y1s makes the smartphone access smarter than ever with the help of face access, which unlocks your phone the moment it recognizes your face, along with this the device also has a rear fingerprint scanner which unlocks the device conveniently.
Like all vivo devices, the Y1s follows vivo’s commitment to ‘Make in India’ and is manufactured at vivo’s Greater Noida facility
Realme X and XT Get UI 2.0 Early Access Update
Realme has started early access roll out of realme UI 2.0 for the users of realme X and realme XT, following the realme UI 2.0 (Android 11) roadmap.
realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 brings unlimited customization options to meet Gen Z’s rich imagination and creativity. The early access program aims to invite fans to experience the realme UI new features based on Android 11 for the first time.
The update also reaffirms realme’s commitment to providing regular and timely updates to its devices. And continuing the trend realme X and realme XT are now fetching the June realme UI 2.0 update respectively.
The realme UI 2.0 early access is rolled out and the users have to go fill an application in the form of Google forms for requesting the update. The update is going to be available for a limited set of users initially.
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