Snapdragon 720G-powered Poco M2 Pro is reportedly in the works
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Ever since Poco broke off Xiaomi to establish itself as an independent company, fans and enthusiasts alike have been waiting with bated breath for the Poco F2. The company has, on several occasions, teased the phone, but has revealed little in the way of a release date. It could already be in the works, and Poco might surprise us with it soon. In the meanwhile, it appears that there is yet another Poco mid-ranger in the books.
The device will reportedly be called the Poco M2 Pro, according to some excellent sleuthing work by a few XDA Developers members. Some further digging revealed that the phone would be similar to the recently-announced Redmi Note 9 Pro. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G will likely power it.
Considering that the Poco M2 Pro was also spotted on Xiaomi India's RF exposure page (now deleted), it will very likely make its debut in the country. The official Poco handle has been teasing a new release for a few days now, and that could probably be the Poco M2 Pro. However, it could be at least two to three weeks before we hear about it officially, as the nationwide lockdown measures are still in effect.
Unlike the Poco F2, which is expected to be a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro, we can expect the Poco M2 Pro to be an entirely new device. Since the SoC is somewhat of a downgrade from the Poco X2's Snapdragon 730G, an appropriate price reduction is in order. We're probably looking at a retail price of Rs 12,000($158), as anything higher will undercut the Poco X2.