Poco M2 Pro goes official: An ingenious rebranding?

Poco M2 Pro Launched price nepal availability

Ever since its spin-off as an independent company, Poco has been disappointing its fans by releasing rebranded phones. This time the company has launched a new mid-range device, dubbed Poco M2 Pro. While it’s still largely based on the existing Redmi Note 9 Pro, the company has managed to bring tiny changes to some of its features for the better. So, let’s take a look new Poco M2 Pro, along with the specs, features, expected price, and availability in Nepal.

Poco M2 Pro Overview

Design and Display

From the front, you can mistake the Poco M2 Pro for Redmi Note 9 Pro. Both feature a 6.67-inch FHD+ LCD display. There is a centrally placed circular cutout on the top of the screen. It houses the front-facing camera. The screen has a 20:9 aspect ratio. M2 Pro has curved edges, which the company claims make the device more resistant to accidental drops and physical damage.

Poco M2 Pro Design

On the back, the device features a symmetrical design. The four cameras are enclosed inside the square camera module. It’s similar to what we saw in the Redmi Note 9 Pro. The back panel sports a two-tone design and is available in three different colors – “Two Shades of Black”, “Green and Greener”, and “Out of The Blue”. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects the front, back, and even the camera module.

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Performance

Poco M2 Pro features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G. Talking about its performance, it lags behind MediaTek’s Helio G90T by a slight margin. However, it is based on more advanced 8nm architecture. It makes it more thermal and battery efficient. Since it’s a gaming-focused chipset, it comes with Qualcomm’s Elite Gaming Features.

SD 720G comes with Adreno 618 GPU, which supports features like Game Jank Reducer and Game Fast Loader. Poco M2 Pro comes with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. You can expand the storage to up to 512GB by slotting a microSD card in the dedicated card slot.

Camera

Poco M2 Pro flaunts a 48MP quad-camera array at the back. The brand claims that the 48MP primary camera can outperform the 64MP sensor that is on the Realme 6 Pro. It is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. This native camera app comes with Pro Color mode, which is essentially Poco’s answer to Dazzle mode on Realme phones.

Poco M2 Pro Camera setup

Users can even shoot in RAW format. In terms of video, you can record them in the cinematic 21:9 video frame. It also supports Focus Peaking, Exposure verification, AE/AF Lock, and, Smooth Video Zoom. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera, that comes with its own Night Mode.

Battery and Others

Poco M2 Pro is fueled by a massive 5,000mAh battery. It comes with a 33W fast charger inside the box. It can charge the device from 0 to 50% inside 30 minutes and a full charge in around 90 minutes. On a single charge, the device boasts a standby time of up to 24 days. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Similarly, M2 Pro comes equipped with Z-Shocker Haptics, with support for up to 120 different haptic effects.

Poco M2 Pro Specifications:

  • Body: 165.75 x 76.68 x 8.8mm; 209 gm
  • Display: 6.67-inches LCD panel; 395PPI; Gorilla Glass 5
  • Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels); 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G; 8nm Mobile Platform
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x 2.3Ghz Cortex-A76 + 6x 1.8Ghz Cortex-A55 )
  • GPU: Adreno 618
  • RAM: 4/6 LPDDR4X RAM
  • Storage: 64/128GB UFS 2.1 (expandable via a dedicated microSD slot)
  • Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
    – 48MP primary lens
    – 8MP Ultra-wide-angle lens
    – 5MP macro sensor
    – 2MP depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Type-C, 2×2 WiFi MIMO
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 33W charging

Poco M2 Pro Price in Nepal and Availability

Poco M2 Pro will go on sale in India starting from 14th July. Its price is INR 13,999 for 4/64GB, INR 14,999 for 6/64GB, and INR 16,999 for the 6/128GB variant. Even though there is no official distributor of Poco products in Nepal, we expect the M2 Pro to be available in Nepal via unofficial channels with a starting price of NPR 23,000.

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Smartphone Model Price in Nepal (Expected) 
Poco M2 Pro (4/64GB) ~NPR 23,000
Poco M2 Pro (6/64GB) ~NPR 26,000
Poco M2 Pro (6/128GB) ~NPR 30,000
  • Check out our review of Redmi Note 9 Pro