Poco is coming back on the global smartphone scene after it launched the Poco X2 in India earlier this year. Recent leaks and rumors have pointed to the imminent launch of the Poco F2 Pro, a flagship Snapdragon 865 phone which shares the same design and specs as the Redmi K30 Pro.
The phone is now listed on the website of popular online retailer GearBest. While there are no pictures of the Poco F2 Pro in the listing, it confirms the name of the device.
Several teaser images in the listing also add more fodder to rumors about the phone being a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro. They mention attributes like “most powerful chipset,” “large battery,” and “fast charging.” We also see the K30 Pro’s familiar circular rear camera setup. Meanwhile, the “true full screen” design hints at a pop-up selfie camera; another K30 Pro feature.
Additionally, GearBest reveals that the phone will get two RAM and storage options: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. Color variants listed on the page include purple, white, gray, and blue.
More evidence for a new Poco flagship
The GearBest listing ties in perfectly with Poco’s ongoing teaser campaign. The company’s global Twitter handle recently came alive with proclamations of a comeback.
— POCO (@POCOGlobal) May 4, 2020
So all signs point to an incoming flagship from Poco. However, we don’t expect anything more than a rebranded Xiaomi phone. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but just a bit of a dampener on hopes that the independent Poco will bring its own innovations to the table rather than borrow from its parent company.