POCO M2 Pro might be a rebrand of this Redmi smartphone

POCO M2 Pro specifications teased so far look familiar to a Redmi smartphone

Highlights
  • POCO M2 Pro India launch is on Tuesday, July 7th
  • The smartphone is confirmed to come with quad cameras, punch-hole display and side fingerprint sensor
  • Other POCO M2 Pro specifications may include the Snapdragon 720G SoC and 6GB RAM

POCO M2 Pro India launch is confirmed for Tuesday, July 7th and the company has been teasing some details about the smartphone on its social media account and on Flipkart. We know that the POCO M2 Pro will come with a square-shaped quad camera setup at the back, a center-aligned punch-hole display, side-fingerprint sensor and a 33W fast charging support. Other POCO M2 Pro specifications that are yet to be confirmed include the Snapdragon 720G chipset and 6GB RAM. Going by what we know so far, the POCO M2 Pro is increasingly becoming a familiar smartphone as we have seen this design and specifications on a Redmi phone as well – the Redmi Note 9 Pro global variant.

Is POCO M2 Pro a rebranded Redmi Note 9 Pro global variant?

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As you can see from the POCO M2 Pro teaser images, the phone has quad rear cameras in the squarish module with the LED flash just below, which looks very similar to the Redmi Note 9 Pro’s Tropical Green colour variant. Another teaser poster confirmed that the POCO M2 Pro will have a dot-notch display, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and Snapdragon chipset. Going by the alleged Geekbench listing, the chipset is beleived to be Snapdragon 720G coupled with 6GB RAM. All of this is seen on the Redmi Note 9 Pro global edition.

The only noticeable difference between the two phones at this point seems to be the fast charging – the POCO M2 Pro is confirmed to ship 33W fast charging support, while the Redmi Note 9 Pro global variant supports a marginally slower 30W fast charging.

Interestingly, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Indian variant has more or less the same design and specifications as well, but with a slower 18W fast charging and a less powerful 48MP primary camera. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max also offers a lot of the same features as well. Going by the specifications teased so far, it seems the POCO M2 Pro will be launched between the Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 segment, which means it will be competing against Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9 Pro in India.

We will have more clarity on what the POCO M2 Pro has to offer once its design and specifications are revealed in full. The company is expected to launch the phone with a disruptive pricing, which means it could potentially trouble Xiaomi’s affordable Redmi phones in the Indian market.