The Pocophone returns: Poco X2 is a rebranded Redmi K30 but that’s okay

Poco X2
(Image credit: Poco)

Xiaomi’s sub-brand Poco has remained silent for some time, but after rumblings of new Poco phone with a 64MP camera, the Poco X2 has officially launched in India with, you guessed it, a 64MP camera as well as a dual front camera and a 120Hz Samsung Galaxy S20-smooth screen. 

If you’ve been keeping an ear to the ground, you’ll also know that Xiaomi launched the Redmi K30 in select markets - a phone that looks set to claw a spot on our best budget camera phone podium when we get our hands on it. In a turn for the books though, we can confirm that as far as specs go, the K30 and Poco X2 are almost identical twins.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.