POCO X6 Neo Set to Launch in India, Challenging Realme 12 5G

POCO India is gearing up to launch the X6 Neo in the Indian market soon, positioning it as a competitor to the recently released Realme 12 5G. The company has taken a subtle jab at the Realme device's pricing and features, suggesting that the POCO X6 Neo will offer better value for money.

POCO Takes Aim at Realme 12 5G Pricing:

POCO X6 Neo Leaked Images
POCO X6 Neo Leaked Images
In a recent social media post, Himanshu Tandon, the head of POCO India, indirectly criticized the Realme 12 5G's price tag of Rs 17,000 for offering features like the Dimensity 6100+ SoC and an LCD screen. He highlighted that POCO's M6 5G, priced at around Rs 10,000, also utilizes the same processor, implying that POCO prioritizes providing more features at lower costs.
Himanshu Tandon Tweet
Himanshu Tandon Tweet

POCO X6 Neo Features and Specifications (Expected):

The POCO X6 Neo has received BIS certification, signifying its imminent arrival in the Indian market. Leaks suggest the device will resemble the Redmi Note 13R Pro and sport a price tag under Rs 16,000.

Here's a glimpse of the expected features and specifications of the POCO X6 Neo:
  • Dual rear camera system: The primary sensor is rumored to be a powerful 108MP sensor, accompanied by a 2MP depth sensor.
  • Processor: The device is expected to be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 6080 SoC, potentially paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
  • Display: The POCO X6 Neo might boast a 6.67-inch OLED panel with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate.
  • Front camera: A 16MP front-facing camera housed in a centered punch-hole design is anticipated for selfies.
  • Battery: The phone is expected to pack a sizeable 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging.

Availability and Potential Launch Date:

The POCO X6 Neo is expected to arrive in India sometime this month, possibly as early as next week. This launch will likely stir competition in the budget smartphone segment, offering users another compelling option with potentially better value compared to existing offerings.