At the end of December 2019, Xiaomi Pocophone Global Head Alvin Tse had launched a tweet that hinted a fresh Poco handset will be arriving in the year 2020. The tweet was deleted immediately. Announced this week, Xiaomi filed trademark application for the Poco F2 moniker. This hinted the arrival of the Poco F2 might be handful of months away. Interestingly, a fresh smartphone named Poco X2 has shown on Geekbench with few key specs. The name has been spotted for the first time. Last year, a fake Geekbench listing of the Poco F1 Lite had fooled numerous technical sites. There is with no confirmation on the existence of a Poco X2 smartphone and it is commendable to wait for newer reports to know whether it really exists.
The Poco X2 Geekbench 5 listing reveals that it is fueled by a Qualcomm processor that has a main frequency of 1.80GHz. The SoC is coupled of 8 GB of RAM. Rather of the name of the chipset, the listing has ‘phoenixin’ stated in the motherboard field.
The Poco X2 smartphone is loaded with Android 10 OS. On Geekbench 5’s single-core test scored 547 points. It recorded a result of 1767 in the multi-core test.
In November 2019, XDA Developers had carried a report that had unveiled few of the major details of the Redmi K30 before its December launch. It had scoured through MIUI 11 code to find a phone codenamed as Phoenix to be supplied with attributes as a 120Hz screen, a side-facing fingerprint sensor and the Sony IMX686 scanner. The Phoenix debuted like Redmi K30.
The Redmi K20 Pro handset’s codename is Raphael and its Indian edition is codenamed like ‘raphaelin.’ The Redmi K30 is codenamed like Phoenix and the newly spotted Poco F2 has ‘in’ suffix in its ‘phoenixin’ codename. Hence, there is a possibility that Redmi K30 could be rebranded as Poco X2 in India. The Redmi K30 that has a model number of M191G7BI was spotted in the database of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).v The BIS approval suggests that the smartphone can be expected to India soon. But, instead of the Redmi K30 moniker, it might be named Poco X2.