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Poco X2 Will Not Be a Direct Successor to the Poco F2

The upcoming Poco X2 might not come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-series processor.

Poco X2 Will Not Be a Direct Successor to the Poco F2
The upcoming Poco X2 might not come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-series processor.

Poco is finally expected to launch a new handset and has confirmed that it will be called the Poco X2. While fans have been eagerly waiting for a successor of the original Poco F1, we believe that things are going to be a little different this time. As the name suggests, the Poco X2 could go on to be a completely different series.

Apart from the name itself, there have been various leaks and rumours suggesting that it will be a rebranded Redmi K30 which has already launched in China. The company itself has confirmed a few features including the fact that it will come with a 120Hz RealityFlow display. Notably, the Redmi K30 also comes with a 120Hz LCD display. Ecommerce website Flipkart recently confirmed that the X2 will support 27W fast charging. If you remember, Xiaomi India was selling a 27W fast charger for Rs 999 when it launched the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro in India.

Some of the leaked specifications say that the handset will feature a 6.67-inch display with a quad-camera setup on the back including a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 main camera. As for the processor, it could feature the Snapdragon 730G just like the Redmi K30. This might go on to disappoint Poco fans as the F1 came with the flagship Snapdragon 845 back in August 2018. But as we said, the X2 could be a completely different offering and hopefully, Poco will launch more handsets during the course of the year.

The Poco X2 will be launching in India on February 4 and will be sold via ecommerce portal Flipkart. We are expecting the starting price to be anywhere around the Rs 15,000 price mark considering the Realme X2 is the only phone with the Snapdragon 730G chipset having a starting price of Rs 16,999.


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Poco Will Now be an Independent Brand, Confirms Poco F2 for 2020 Launch

Poco has started teasing a new ‘chapter’ for the brand.

Poco Will Now be an Independent Brand, Confirms Poco F2 for 2020 Launch
Poco has started teasing a new ‘chapter’ for the brand.

Xiaomi’s sub-brand Poco which currently only has one handset under its lineup has announced that it will now be an independent company. The standalone company will run on its own and have its own making strategies. The development comes days after Xiaomi India announced that it will be focusing more on the Mi brand of products in the country.

Soon after the announcement, Poco has started teasing its next smartphone. dropping hints on its Twitter account. In the first tweet, we can see a teaser trailer very similar to the launch of a new Netflix or Amazon Prime series with a reference to “season 2.” In another tweet, the company has released an open letter talking about the brand’s journey as well as the developments on the company’s sole device, the Poco F1. The letter also talks about how the team is working hard to fix mistakes and asks fans to stay tuned for the successor of the F1.

The company says that the F1 which was launched in 50 markets has been a successful product. And there are no doubts about it, as the company is still providing support for the smartphone despite close to two years since its launch. The handset recently received the new MIUI 11 based Android 10 update. It is, however, a bit concerning how Xiaomi never launched more devices under the Poco brand despite the success.

“POCO F1 is an extremely popular phone across user groups and remains a top contender in its category even in 2020. We feel the time is right to let POCO operate on its own now, which is why we’re excited to announce that POCO will spin off as an independent brand,” said Manu Kumar Jain, VP of Xiaomi.

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