After Xiaomi-backed Redmi had launched its flagship Redmi K30 Pro smartphone, it was reported that the device could get launched in India as the POCO F2. It also made sense given that the company has launched Redmi K30 as POCO X2 in the Indian market.
However, C Manmohan, General Manager of the POCO brand said that the POCO F2 won’t be the rebranded version of Redmi K30 Pro. Now, a new report has surfaced online which reveals that the Redmi K30 Pro will launch as the POCO F2 Pro in India.
Details leaked through Google Play support page reveals that the POCO F2 Pro carries codename “Imi” which is the same codename as Redmi K30 Pro. This confirms that the POCO F2 Pro is indeed the Redmi K30 Pro.
If this turns out to be true, then the upcoming POCO F2 series will consist of at least two smartphones — the standard POCO F2 and a higher configuration variant of the same, dubbed as the POCO F2 Pro.
Since the POCO F2 Pro will be a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro, it will feature a pop-up front-facing camera for a notch-less display design and a circular quad-camera module on the back. The phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core chipset.
It will feature a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display with 2400 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, a 20MP front-facing snapper, a quad-camera setup on the back that consists of a 64MP primary sensor, a 13MP super wide-angle lens, a 5MP telephoto lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The phone will be powered by a 4,700mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
However, it remains to be the seen what the company has planned for the POCO F2, which will be act as the successor to the POCO F1, the brand’s first smartphone that was launched in March 2018. While not much information is available about the upcoming POCO F2 series, we expect the company to launch the devices as early as next month.
For the uninitiated, POCO brand has been split as an independent company by Xiaomi earlier this year. The move came at a time when the brand was considered dead given that its executives had left the brand and the company had not launched any product apart from its highly-successful first and only POCO F1.
Earlier this year, soon after making the brand independent, the POCO X2 smartphone was launched in the Indian market, which as we mentioned, is a rebranded Redmi K30. It remains to be seen how Xiaomi positions the POCO brand and Redmi K-series given that both fall within the same price segment.