Poco India Says It's Prepared With 1-Month's Stock Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Poco has partnered with Flipkart to sell the Poco X2 launched on Tuesday.

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Poco India Says It's Prepared With 1-Month's Stock Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Poco X2 runs Android 10 and houses a 4,500mAh battery

Highlights
  • Apple and Samsung have shut stores in China
  • Poco said it is prepared to deal with the situation
  • We have one month of stock of devices for sale in India: GM, Poco India

At a time when smartphone giants like Apple and Samsung have shut stores in China following the deadly coronavirus outbreak, Poco, an independent brand by Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, said on Tuesday that it is prepared to deal with the situation as of now.

"This is a very unfortunate situation and we read about it daily. Fortunately, for Poco, we have enough steps to take care of the situation including supplies. But I don't know about the situation later," C Manmohan, General Manager, Poco India, told IANS in an interaction.

The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) has one month of stock of devices for sale in India, he added.

The coronavirus threat, in the long run, can severely impact the flow of key components required to assemble smartphones at manufacturing facilities of several Chinese players in India.

When asked if Poco would follow the same go-to market strategy as Xiaomi, Manmohan said: "Xiaomi is a lot bigger brand. I don't think we are in a position to compete with them right now. We are starting to work with online channels first and will start expanding into offline channel later".

The handset maker has partnered with e-commerce site Flipkart to sell the Poco X2 (Review) launched on Tuesday with a starting price of Rs. 15,999 (6GB+64GB variant). The device will be available on the platform starting February 11.

 

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset-powered Poco X2 is the second smartphone from the brand, following Poco F1 that was launched way back in 2018.

The smartphone sports a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Poco X2 runs Android 10 operating system (OS) and house a 4,500mAh battery with 27W fast-charging.

Currently, the company shares manufacturing facility in India with Xiaomi.


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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Strong specifications at attractive prices
  • Good overall performance and battery life
  • Still photos in the daytime look very good
  • Bad
  • Large and bulky
  • Ads and bloatware in the UI
  • Poor low-light video quality
Display 6.67-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Front Camera 20-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Rear Camera 64-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
OS Android 10
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
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