POCO M2: Re-branded Redmi 9 goes Official in Nepal


POCO has re-entered into Nepali market with the lunch of two phones : POCO M2 and POCO C3. These phones have launched in Nepal via an Online Event. POCO after getting apart from the Xiaomi stating itself as a independent company : there was deliema among the POCO well-wishers that they will ever see the POCO brand here in Nepal. POCO have not let their fans disappointed anyway. So, we will see POCO brand phones here in Nepal too. The news about re-entry of the Brand this have come through the social media handle where it as stated “Namaste Nepal”. So, now lets see the specs, price and availability of POCO M2 in Nepal in detail.

POCO stating re-entry in Nepali market

The highlighting feature of this phone is FHD+ display, Quad camera and 5000 mAH battery with 18W fast charging support. We can not argue with the fact that it is a rebranded version of Redmi 9. Despite, it offers great specs at its price. So, Lets dive deep into this and find out what it has to offer. Read On.

POCO M2 Overview

Design and Display

The Poco M2 comes with a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a drop notch. It offers a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The mobile screen has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 with a pixel density of 395 PPI. In addition to this, the mobile display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

POCO M2 Design and display

POCO M2 comes with plastic body i.e. front and back with water-repellent coating. Likewise, it comes in different color options like Pitch Black, Slate Blue, and Brick Red. Frankly speaking, this is the rebranded version of Redmi 9.

Performance and Chipset:

POCO M2 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 processor so that you can enjoy a lag-free performance and access multiple apps at the same time without facing any interruptions. It is one of the best lower mid-range gaming SoC in the business too. So, you need not to worry about its performance. Moreover, the the smartphone flaunts a huge 6GB RAM with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU that provides an uncompromised gaming and multitasking experience. Likewise, if offers 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 512GB. Furthermore, it also has HyperEngine Game Technology to assist better gaming performance.

Apart from this, the Poco M2 runs MIUI 12 for Poco based on the Android 10 operating system. It also has an IR blaster at the top.


Moving on to the camera depart, the mobile comes with a quad-rear camera setup. There is a 13 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, an 8 MP ultrawide camera with f/2.2 aperture, a 5 MP camera macro lens with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. It is the same camera setup as the Redmi Note 9. Various features on the rear camera setup include auto flash, face detection, digital zoom, and touch to focus.

POCO M2 Camera

Similarly, in the front camera depart, the phone sports an 8 MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture. Moreover, it can shoot videos of 1080p @ 30fps.

Battery and Others:

POCO M2 is powerd by a 5000 mAh non-removable battery with a proprietary fast charging support of 18W via the Type-C port. Hence, you can use your Poco M2 smartphone to watch videos, listen to songs, play games, and do other stuff without worrying about battery drainage issues.

Likewise, various connectivity options on the Poco M2 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, 3.5mm jack, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Infrared, Bluetooth, and loudspeaker. Sensors on the mobile include a light sensor, accelerometer, fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, and compass.

POCO M2 Specifications:

Network TechnologyGSM/HSPA/LTE
BodyDimension163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm (6.43 x 3.03 x 0.36 in)
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Water-repellent coating
DisplayTypeIPS LCD FHD+, 400 nits (type)
Size6.53 inches, 104.7 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
PlatformOSAndroid 10, MIUI 11
ChipsetMediaTek HelioG80 (12 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G52 MC2
Main CameraQuad13 MP, f/2.2, 28mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Selfie-CameraSingle8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
MemoryCard slotmicro SDXC (dedicated slot up to 512GB)
3.5mm jackYes
CommunicationsWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
RadioWireless FM radio (no wired headphones required)
USBUSB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FeaturesSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
BatteryTypeLi-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
ChargingFast charging 18W
MiscellaneousColorBrick Red, Pitch Black, Slate Blue
A brief specification about POCO M2

POCO M2 Price and Availability in Nepal

POCO M2 smartphone price in Nepal is stated as Rs. 18,999. POCO, has launched its 6/64GB varient in Nepal today. So, it will be available in online and offline store soon in Nepal. As for the colour options, you will get to buy it in these four color varients: Pitch Black, Slate Blue, Brick Red colours.

Phone Brand Official Price in Nepal
POCO M2 ( 6GB/ 64GB) Rs. 18,999

Early Verdict:

We cannot argue with the fact that this phone is a rebranded version of Redmi 9. However, its offering is commendable. The SOC is best in the business in the lower mid-range segment. In addition to this, its camera also seems preety decent at this price.

Also Read : POCO C3 Specs, Price and Availability in Nepal



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