Poco started as an experiment from Xiaomi to tap into the flagship segment while keeping a nominal budget.
Back in August 2018, they launched their first smartphone POCO F1. The phone became an instant hit, eventually becoming the number one smartphone in India.
But, since then, the company hasn’t launched a successor to POCO F1 attracting all kinds of trolls and jokes from users who have believed that the brand was mostly dead.
Now, POCO is back from the dead. The Xiaomi’s sub-division recently became an independent brand, and now it’s prepping to launch more than one POCO phone in 2020.
So, here is everything you need to know about Xiaomi’s POCO F2 and the entire Poco lineup –
The POCO Lineup
In an interview with YouTuber Techno Ruhez, at one point, Manmohan said that there is more than one POCO phone. Up until now, officials have hinted at two Poco phones the POCO F2 and the POCO X2.
POCO F2 and X2 Release Date
Before hitting the main course, Poco has decided to start with the next best Pocophone (after the POCO F2), and that is POCO X2.
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO) January 27, 2020
According to POCO’s post on Twitter, the tech giant will first launch the POCO X2 on February 4, 2020. Rumors are that the phone will be priced lower than the F2 version.
POCO F2 and X2 Specifications
In the release date post of the POCO X2, the smartphone maker has also listed a webpage of the phone. The content on the webpage hints at all the features and specifications of the POCO X2.
On the main page, it starts with “Extreme Refresh Rate,” which means the POCO X2 will have a 120Hz refresh rate. It also hints the same in different messages that taunt users about the refresh rate, when they visit the “Smooth AF” link.
Apart from that, it appears that POCO X2 will feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. We can’t confirm the exact one; however, if we rely upon leak suggesting POCO X2 be rebranded version of Redmi K30, the phone might feature Snapdragon 730G.
The same argument goes for the camera. Since there are no leaks about the camera, it’s safe to assume that the POCO X2 will feature a 64MP camera with a Sony IMX686 sensor.
The official page of POCO X2 also features an image where one could see a pipe-shaped structure running from top to bottom. This could mean that the X2 will feature liquid cooling for dealing with overheating.
This ultimately means that POCO X2 will feature high-end specs suitable for gamers. Moreover, it appears that POCO X2 will feature a headphone jack as well.
Last but not least, the phone will ship with fast charging tech as one can see the fast charging bubble in one of the images.
As for the POCO F2, the company has refrained from sharing information about the anticipated POCO phone. On top of that, there are not even enough leaks and rumors to draft an idea about the specs of the phone.
We can only assume that the phone will be a lot similar to the POCO X2 in terms of features and design. In other words, the POCO F2 will feature everything up a notch, possibly a Snapdragon 765G, a higher battery, etc.
POCO F2 and X2
When the Redmi K20 was released with a starting price of Rs 27,999, users were displeased with the pricing. In fact, many signed a petition demanding the price of the phone be brought down to Rs 20,000.
It’s hard to imagine Xiaomi will repeat the same mistake. POCO will most likely follow the pricing strategy of OnePlus, where the company launches two smartphones with little difference in price.
We are expecting POCO X2 to be priced between Rs. 15,000 to Rs 20,000. Meanwhile, the POCO F2 might go above Rs. 20,000 since it’s the primary flagship phone of 2020 from the Poco brand.