Poco M2 with Helio G80 & 6GB RAM launched in Nepal under Rs. 20K
After a gap of two years, Poco is finally back in Nepal. The company hosted an online event today to launch two new devices in the country. The premium of the two being the Poco M2. Let’s take a look at the specifications, official price, and availability of Poco M2 in Nepal.
Poco M2 Overview
If you are looking to buy a new phone under Rs. 20,000 in Nepal, Poco M2 is one to go with. It offers the same specs as the Redmi 9 with an additional 2GB of RAM for an extra thousand rupee.
Design and Overview
Anyway, since the spin-off, most of Poco’s releases have been a rebranded Redmi device. The same is the case with Poco M2. It is based on the Redmi 9 which was launched back in July in Nepal. It can also be found listed as Redmi 9 Prime in some other markets.
To begin with, the device comes with a 6.53-inch IPS display with FHD+ resolution. The panel has Low Blue light certification from TUV Rheinland. There is a waterdrop notch on top of the screen that houses the selfie camera. The display is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 3. At the back, Poco has gone with a dual-tone finish. It has an anti-fingerprint texture. Similarly, the device has P2i certification against minor splash and rust.
Performance and Memory
Talking about the performance, the Poco M2 packs in MediaTek’s gaming-centric Helio G80 chipset. The chipset comes with two Cortex-A75 cores (@ 2.0GHz) paired with six Cortex-A55 cores (@1.8GHz). MediaTek’s HyperEngine Technology manages connectivity, power, and memory resources to improve the gaming experience. The graphics are handled by Mali G52 GPU. Talking about memory, it is available in a two memory configuration of 6/64GB and 6/128GB. Poco M2 is the only device in the Nepali market that offers 6GB of RAM for a price tag that is under Rs. 20,000. The device ships with MIUI 11 based on Android 10
Poco M2 features a quad-camera setup at the back with the camera arranged vertically. The 13MP primary camera is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide sensor. There is also a 5MP macro sensor. The setup is completed by a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, Poco has included an 8MP camera sensor.
Rest of the specs
The device gets its juice from a beefy 5,000mAh battery. There is also support for 18W fast charging via the USB Type-C. For biometrics, there is a physical fingerprint sensor just below the rear-camera setup. Poco M2 also comes with Bluetooth 5.0, IR Blaster, and Wireless FM Radio.
Poco M2 Specifications:
- Display: 6.53-inch FHD+, 19:9, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio G80, 12nm FinFET
- CPU: Octa-core ( 2 x 2.0GHz ARM Cortex-A75 cores+ 6 x 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A55 core)
- GPU: Mali-G52 MC2, 950 MHz
- RAM: 6GB LPDDR4x
- Storage: 64/128GB eMMC 5.1 (dedicated microSD card slot)
- Rear Camera: Quad;
– 13MP primary camera
– 8MP ultra-wide lens
– 2MP depth sensor
– 5MP macro lens
- Front camera: 8MP, FOV 77.8-degree, f/2.0
- Security: Fingerprint sensor (rear,-mounted), Face unlock
- Sensors: Vibration, Distance sensor, Ambient Light, Accelerometer, e-compass, IR blaster
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/Beidou
- Battery: 5000mAh with 18W fast charging
Poco M2 Price in Nepal and Availability
The official price of Poco M2 (6/64GB) in Nepal is Rs. 18,999. Similarly, the 6/128GB variant costs Rs. 19,999.
|Smartphone Model||Price in Nepal (Official)|
|Poco M2 (6/64GB)||NPR 18,999|
|Poco M2 (6/128GB)||NPR 19,999|
- Check out our review of the Redmi 9 (Prime).