Poco is a legendary brand for Indian customers. The reason? The launch of the original Pocophone F1 in 2018. The device was truly a revolutionary achievement bringing flagship specifications to a low price tag. After an entire year without releases, Poco returned this year as a separate brand in India and already released two smartphones – The Poco F2 Pro and Poco X2. The Poco X2 is a rebranded Redmi K30 4G that was launched in India in the end of 2019. The Poco F2 Pro, on the other hand, is a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro which was launched in China a few months ago. Now, the company is teasing a new smartphone for the Indian market.
According to Poco India GM Manmohan Chandolu, the new Poco smartphone is coming to India as soon as in the next month. The Poco Executive assured that the new phone will be an exclusive product for Indian consumers. In other words, we should not expect a rebranded Redmi smartphone this time around.
The Poco M2 Pro will be a new smartphone with a familiar chipset
According to old rumors, the phone in question may go official as Poco M2 Pro. Under the hood, it will carry the Snapdragon 720G SoC. Interestingly enough, the phone bags specifications that are similar to the Redmi Note 9 Pro. Moreover, it will carry the “gram” codename and its kernel source is very close to the Redmi phone.
Recently, the device has been spotted in a listing on India’s BIS certification website. The name of the smartphone isn’t available on the website, but the listing mentions the Poco name and the M2003J6CI model number. This particular model number has previously tied to the upcoming smartphone. Apart from the chipset, no much details about Poco M2 Pro are available. However, if it’s anything like the two previous phones, then Indian customers must be ready for solid specifications at a competitive price tag. Of course, there are more details to affect the price like the display type, amount and quality of cameras, among others.
The brand also revealed some of its plans for future products including the Pop Buds TWS earphones. Manmohan revealed that the product is being developed along with Xiaomi’s R&D team. Apparently, the product will share similarities with one of the current Xiaomi true-wireless earphones. The company may have big plans for India. But so far, we can say that the company’s strategy is less than satisfactory. While the recent devices are good, we don’t think that the company is causing the same impact as it did with Pocophone F1.
Worth mentioning that Indian customers are not so happy with the company’s strategy of rebranding handsets. So launching new exclusive smartphones seems to be the right way to go.