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Poco teases new smartphone; is it the Snapdragon 720G powered M2 Pro?

What's next for Poco? (Image source: Poco)
What's next for Poco? (Image source: Poco)
Poco has teased that it plans to release another smartphone. Potentially called the M2 Pro, the device may be another mid-range smartphone from the Indian company. The M2 Pro may have a weaker SoC than the Poco X2, too.

Poco fans had a long time to wait between the releases of the F1 and the X2, with Xiaomi having now brought the F2 Pro to market too. We would be remiss if we did not mention that the Poco X2 and Poco F2 Pro are not unique devices as the Poco F1 was. Instead, the X2 and F2 Pro Poco branded versions of the Redmi K30 and Redmi K30 Pro. Additionally, the X2 and F2 Pro are available in different regions. While Xiaomi has released the F2 Pro internationally, the X2 is only available in India. It is worth keeping in mind that Poco India controls the Poco brand in India, with Xiaomi managing the brand in all other markets.

Now, Poco India has stated that it has another smartphone planned. Teased in a short video posted on Twitter and YouTube, Poco India has only revealed that the device is "coming soon". The company has already ruled out releasing the F2 Pro in India, which may be because Xiaomi already sells the Redmi K30 Pro there. The next Poco smartphone sold in India may not a flagship handset, either.

Instead, it would seem likely that the device in question is the M2 Pro, which has been certified at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and Wi-Fi Alliance. According to those listings and XDA Developers, the M2 Pro will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor and will ship with the Android 10 version of MIUI. Oddly, the Snapdragon 720G would be a downgrade from the Snapdragon 730G with which Poco equipped the X2. Based on the latter's pricing, we expect the M2 Pro to cost around INR 12,000 (~US$159).


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Alex Alderson, 2020-06- 4 (Update: 2020-06- 4)