Poco now an Independent Brand; Imminent Arrival of Poco F2 Confirmed
With Pocophone 1, Xiaomi saw unprecedented success and even a year and a half later, its cult follows. While contrary to expectations, we didn’t get any successor the following year. Well, it long forever for sure, but we finally have some good news for the Poco fans out there.
Xiaomi has released Poco from its umbrella, making it a separate entity. This and few other reports out there cements the imminent launch of Poco F2 or Poco X2 or whatever it’s going to be called.
Poco – Long Time No See!
Excited to share: #POCO will now be an independent brand!
What started as a sub-brand within Xiaomi, has grown into its own identity. POCO F1 was an incredibly popular phone. We feel the time is right to let POCO operate on its own.
Join me in wishing @IndiaPOCO all the best.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) January 17, 2020
In a tweet posted this morning, Xiaomi India’s chief Mr. Manu Kumar Jain declared Poco as an independent company. As a separate entity, it will operate on its own with “its own team and go to market strategy”.
But, the company has kept everything else from the launch date to the phone’s anatomy close to the chest. But, we have managed to scour a fair bit of details about the phone. Let’s take a look.
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Poco F2 aka Poco X2 rumors and expectations
A recent trademark filing is alleged to be of Poco F2.
#Xiaomi files trademark application for POCO F2
So the POCO series exists and POCO F2 is coming soon …..#xiaomi #pocoPhone #POCOF2 pic.twitter.com/3JDwplv9IJ
— _the_tech_guy (@_the_tech_guy) January 11, 2020
The leakster sheds light on the December 4 filing date. He states Xiaomi had registered a similar trademark around two months prior to Poco F1’s debut. Thus, its inferred that Poco F2 to be unveiled next month.
Then there is this Geekbench listing of a device named Poco X2.
Source: Nashville chatter class
First things first, there is no clarity whether this is Poco F2’s code name or a different device altogether or the actual name Poco F1’s sequel takes on.
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Nonetheless, the listing tells us that the “Poco X2” will come with Android 10 (based MIUI 11 probably), an octa-core Qualcomm chip (Snapdragon 855+ or 865, fingers crossed) clocked at 1.8Ghz speed, and 8gigs of RAM.
Now, all this could very well be a work of fiction. So, take ’em with a grain of salt, eh!
So, one thing is certain that Poco F1’s successor is on its way and it won’t be too long before its debut. So, like Mr. Manu, we also wish the Poco team the best!
In other news, Xiaomi has also hinted at making Redmi as a standalone brand in India, just like it did in China last year. A recent tweet from the official Redmi India handles hints the same.