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POCO 'Season 2' teaser hints at name of upcoming smartphone

Update: POCO may have discreetly hidden the name of its next smartphone in its teaser video

Published onJanuary 23, 2020

Update, January 23, 2020 (01:39AM ET): At first glance, the above shown teaser video for Season 2 of POCO doesn’t reveal much, but a tipster might have found a hidden easter egg in it.

If you look closely, the video shows what seem to be characters of the upcoming phone’s name scattered discreetly.

A tipster who goes by the name Xiaomishka spotted the same and tweeted out the discovery suggesting that the next POCO phone could be called the POCO X2.

#POCOIsHere #POCOX2 #PocoF2
Guys, many of you watched the official video of the second season of #POCO. But, did you pay attention to this easter egg?? 😉
POCO X2🤔 That sounds good, like realme X2, or OPPO Find X2
— Xiaomishka (@xiaomishka) January 22, 2020

Meanwhile, POCO has revealed a bunch of details about when you can expect its next phone and how the company will function going forward. You can read all about it here.

Original Article, January 21, 2020 (11AM ET): Last year, we expected to see the launch of a POCO F2 (or a POCOphone F2 outside of India), but it never happened. Now, we’re barely a month into 2020 and we’ve already got plenty of rumors to strongly suggest we will see the device quite soon.

Today, POCO itself — which is now its own company outside of Xiaomi — confirmed that the POCO F2 is indeed on the way. Well, it sort of did, anyway. In a pair of tweets, the company announced that POCO “Season 2” is coming soon, which we can only assume is a clever way of confirming a next-generation POCOphone is imminent.

Or, it could be that POCO is making a second season of a TV show that doesn’t have a first season. You can choose to take this literally if you want, but we feel quite comfortable POCO is talking about a phone here.

Related: Where the heck is the POCOphone F2?

Anyway, the first tweet to drop came in the form of a short video, which we’ve mirrored above. The video doesn’t give much information, but it’s designed to feel like an announcement for a new season of a crime show. Maybe a new C.S.I.? You can watch the video above to try and spot any clues.

The second tweet related to “Season 2” of POCO came in the form of a letter. Check it out for yourself below:

An open letter to all #POCO fans!
Thanks for making it possible. #POCOIsHere and we’re ready for an action-packed season 2. Are you?
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO) January 21, 2020

Once again, nowhere in the letter does POCO confirm that a new phone is on the way, much less use the term “POCO F2” or “Pocophone F2.” However, we’re still pretty comfortable in saying that’s what the company is suggesting with these two tweets.

The rumor mill suggests that the POCOphone F2 could be a re-branded Redmi K30. If true, you should expect a 4G-powered device with an upper mid-range Snapdragon 730G processor, 6GB to 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of expandable storage, and a 4,500mAh battery.

Are you excited for POCO “Season 2”? Let us know in the comments.