Poco, the independent brand that was associated with Xiaomi until recently, has apparently got the name of its next smartphone revealed via Twitter. The teaser shared through Xiaomi's Twitter handle in Russia mentions a device called Poco X2 in the works. The phone is said to launch under the ‘Poco Season 2’. There was a lot of buzz regarding this handset last year, however, the company did not launch any device.
#POCOIsHere #POCOX2 #PocoF2— Xiaomishka (@xiaomishka) 22 January 2020
Guys, many of you watched the official video of the second season of #POCO. But, did you pay attention to this easter egg?? ????
POCO X2???? That sounds good, like Realme X2, or OPPO Find X2 pic.twitter.com/HpsRNzZX5G
Previously, trademark applications filed by Xiaomi in China showed Poco F2 as the name of the upcoming phone from the brand. However, a Geekbench listing referred to the successor as the Poco X2, with 8GB RAM under the hood and Android 10 OS. The listing revealed that Poco X2 using ‘phoenixin’ motherboard. For those who don’t know, Redmi used ‘phoenix’ motherboard codename for its K30. The ‘in’ in the Poco X2 motherboard may denote ‘India’, a prime market for the company.
Recently, the company got separated to become an independent brand. It launched the Poco F1 in 2018 which became an instant hit owing to its flagship internals and affordable pricing. Poco F1 had all the necessary specs, including big RAM and a flagship processor. The company chose to strike out features like wireless charging, NFC and a high-end display to keep the costs down. Xiaomi has already announced that Poco will now have independent operations, which means there will be a dedicated team that will develop smartphone experiences solely for Pocophones.