POCO X2

POCO’s upcoming flagship smartphone has been on the cards for some time now. After never-ending rumors and speculations, we seem to have come across something concrete. It’s almost been confirmed that Xiaomi’s sister brand, POCO is indeed having plans for the Poco F1 successor. A mysterious POCO phone has been spotted on the benchmarking website Geekbenching, confirming the rumors to a great degree.

Back in August 2018, the world was introduced to Poco F1. More than a year later, not a word from POCO on refreshing or upgrading its flagship line-up! Finally, the wait seems to be coming to an end! The Geekbench listing reveals the model name, which is Poco X2. In the last few months, rumors suggested that the Pocophone F1 successor will be called Poco F2. However, the company seemingly has a different plan in mind.

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According to the benchmark listing, the POCO X2 will run Android 10 out-of-the-box. Only last month, if you recall, Alvin Tse who heads Pocophone Global hinted that the successor to the Poco F1 will be launched sometime in 2020. We can safely assume that the Poco F1 successor (whatever it may be called — Poco F2 or Poco X2) could be under production and the launch may be imminent. We are still seeking more information there.

The Geekbench listing further mentions some of the key specifications of the Poco X2. In addition to running Android 10 OS out of the box, the smartphone would pack a Qualcomm processing chip that is codenamed ‘phoenixin’ under the hood. The possibility is that this could very well be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, which we saw on the Redmi K30 last month. Furthermore, the handset will feature 8GB of RAM.

As per the benchmark listing, the Poco X2 phone received a single-core score of 547 and a multi-core score of 1,767. The phone was first spotted on Geekbench on January 14.

Anand Narayanaswamy works as a freelance writer based in Trivandrum, Kerala. He had worked with leading print and online publishing houses. During his spare time, he used to work with all sort of Gadgets. Anand still works with the old Palm handheld, Apple iPod Classic, Microsoft Zune among others.

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