Chinese phone maker Xiaomi is without question the most preferred smartphone maker to consider when it comes to buying value for money smartphones. The Poco F1 from last year is a clear testimonial to that, while the Redmi brand has also proven to be a force to reckon with, all thanks to its affordable, and well-specced smartphones.
The Poco F2 is no doubt the natural sequel to the Poco F1. But rumors have been flying around that the brand has finally killed the Poco F2 for the Redmi K20 series. However, Xiaomi India Head of Marketing Anuj Sharma swiftly dispelled the reports, saying the Poco F brand will not be discontinued in India as predicted by some analysts.
Now, there are renewed signals that the Poco F2 is actually in the works and should arrive pretty soon. Today, a leaked image of a protective film of the alleged Xiaomi POCO F2 has surfaced. There arent many details, but the film suggests the Poco F2 might launch with a water-drop notch.
Similarly, a Xiaomi made phone dubbed the Poco F2 has made it through the Geekbench. It reveals the device is powered by the dated SD 845 Chipset, with a 6GB RAM, and run on Android 8.1. The SD 845 powers last year’s Poco F1, and given that we are two generations ahead of that, it sounds quite ridiculous releasing a Pocco F2 with the same chipset.
Brands are currently churning out mid-range to flagship devices powered by the SD 855, and the 855+, so it would make perfect sense releasing the Poco F1 sporting the SD855+.