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New Poco F2 information could leave expectant fans disappointed

The Poco F1 was immensely popular. (Source: BBC)
The Poco F1 was immensely popular. (Source: BBC)
The rumor mill for the Poco F2 grinds on and, this time, it could be bringing some less than favorable news. New information on Pocophone's upcoming device points towards it not being an entirely new device of its own, which could leave fans of the series disappointed.
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The Pocophone F2 has been in the headlines over the past few weeks. The device is meant to be the successor to 2018's popular Pocophone F1, and several rumors that have surfaced recently point towards an imminent release. Sadly, the device may leave expectant fans disappointed.

The Pocophone device has made an appearance in the Bureau of Indian Standards for certification. The device is listed with the model number "M1912G7BI". That, by itself, is a completely innocuous detail. Some context is needed, however.

That model number is eerily similar to that of an already released device, the Redmi K30 4G. The Redmi K30 4G's model numbers are as follows: "M1912G7BE" and "M1912G7BC". Just the last letters are different from the Pocophone's. Coincidence? We think not.

There's a high chance that the upcoming Poco F2 will just be a rebranded Redmi K30 4G. That would be disappointing, since the Poco F1 featured a flagship SoC, while the Redmi K30 4G makes do with the Snapdragon 730G. This wouldn't be without precedent either, as the Redmi K20 was rebranded as the Mi 9T last year. 

Of course, there's also been word of a Poco F2 Lite, so that could be what we're looking at.

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Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - Senior Tech Writer - 1867 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
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Ricci Rox, 2020-01-23 (Update: 2020-01-23)