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POCO exec confirms POCO F2 won't be rebranded Redmi K30 Pro
The POCO X2 was the first POCO phone since 2018’s POCO F1, but the new phone was actually a rebranded Redmi K30 4G. So it was expected that the POCO F2 would actually be based on the recently announced Redmi K30 Pro flagship.
This statement comes despite XDA-Developers previously finding evidence that the Redmi K30 Pro would indeed be a POCO device in India. This suggests that the K30 Pro could be a POCO device but not the POCO F2, and that the upcoming device is a new phone altogether. It’s also possible that another phone could be the basis for the F2 (such as the Snapdragon 765G-toting Redmi K30 5G).
Furthermore, Manmohan apparently told the meeting that people expecting a Rs 20,000 (~$265) price tag for the POCO F2 shouldn’t wait for the device and should rather get the POCO X2.
It’s a tough if not impossible ask to expect such a low price tag for a Snapdragon 865 phone, as all signs point to a significant price increase for Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor. POCO would have to theoretically skimp on the number and quality of cameras, design, screen technology, and more in order to reach a ~$265 price point.
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