After a gap of two years, Poco made a comeback in Nepal in November 2020. Back then, the company launched the Poco M2, while its “Reloaded” edition has finally arrived in the country. So, let’s take a look at the specifications, official price, and availability of Poco M2 and M2 Reloaded in Nepal.
Poco M2, M2 Reloaded Overview:
To note, the standard Poco M2 offers the same specs as the Redmi 9 with an additional 2GB of RAM for an extra thousand rupee. On the other hand, the M2 Reloaded is the exact same as the M2, except that it arrives in a single 4GB RAM and 64GB memory option.
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. On the memory front, it is available in two memory configurations of 6/64GB and 6/128GB—while M2 Reloaded arrives in a solitary 4/64GB option. 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, M2 Reloaded Specifications:
- Display: 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS LCD, 19:9, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio G80, 12nm FinFET
- CPU: Octa-core (2x 2.0GHz Cortex-A75 + 6x 1.8GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G52 MC2, 950 MHz
- Storage: Expandable (dedicated micro SD card slot)
- M2: 6GB LPDDR4x RAM, 64/128GB eMMC 5.1 storage
- M2 Reloaded: 4GB LPDDR4x RAM, 64GB eMMC 5.1 storage
- Rear Camera: Quad (13MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, 5MP macro)
- Front camera: 8MP, FOV 77.8º, 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 (USB-C)
Poco M2, M2 Reloaded Price in Nepal and Availability
The official price of Poco M2 (6/64GB) in Nepal is NPR 18,999 while the 6/128GB variant costs NPR 19,999. With the regular Poco M2 out-of-stock, the company recently launched the M2 Reloaded in Nepal for the price of NPR 17,999. You can buy Poco M2 Reloaded from its authorized retail stores and online partners (Daraz, Sastodeal) across Nepal.
|Smartphone Model||Price in Nepal (Official)|
|Little M2 (6 / 64GB)||NPR 18,999|
|Poco M2 (6/128GB)||NPR 19,999|
|Poco M2 Reloaded (4/64GB)||NPR 17,999|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the Poco M3 Pro 5G.