Back in 2018, the Poco lineup was announced by Xiaomi with a single only smartphone called Pocophone F1. The handset, however, was a great success that definitively made the Poco’s name stand for the whole year of 2019. The device came with the Snapdragon 845 SoC at a very affordable average price tag of around Rs 20,000 (~$265).
This year, the company decided to revive Poco as a separate brand and its first action was to release the Poco X2. It’s a rebranding of the Redmi K30 4G released in China. However, it was far from what Poco F1 owners were expecting, a proper successor for the flagship killer. Then, Xiaomi launched the Redmi K30 Pro and many fans are expecting that this will be converted into the long-awaited Poco F2. According to the company’s General Manager, that is not the case.
C Manmohan, Poco GM, held an interactive Zoom meeting with fans where he shared some interesting information. According to him, the Poco F2 is different from the flagship Redmi K30 Pro. He also disclosed that the F2 is currently in the works and for those anticipating for the coming of a Poco F1 surprise, there is some bad news. According to him, it’s impossible to repeat the same price tag. If you have just $265 to spend in a smartphone he says that you should go for the Poco X2.
Those are for sure disappointing news, but we can understand that the current scenario is different than it was a few years ago. Smartphones now easily go beyond $1,000 price tag and companies are shipping new and advanced technologies. In 2018, Xiaomi couldn’t have taken any reasonable profit from the Poco F1. It came with a truly affordable price and was the year’s best value for money device.
The Poco F1 May Likely Be A Rebranded Of An Unreleased Redmi X10
While these heart-breaking news may surprise you, we have to say that it seems to fit with a recent leak that pointed a full roadmap of Xiaomi smartphones set to come this year. According to it, the Redmi K30 Pro may be launched as Poco X2 Pro in India. The Poco F2 may be a new Redmi smartphone dubbed Redmi X10.