One of the best value for money device from last year, the Pocophone F1 by Xiaomi throbbed the hearts of many tech enthusiasts. It came with the best specs at a very cheap if not the cheapest price available out there. The Pocophone F1 came with the latest Snapdragon processor with one of the best camera quality and display. This put it into the competition with even the flagship devices in the market such as from Samsung and Huawei.
With Xiaomi mostly confined its market in the Asian region, mostly focusing on China and India, when Xiaomi announced it’s new Redmi K20 and K20 pro models, India Launch of Poco F2 gets clouded. A couple of days ago Xiaomi India Managing Director and Global VP Manu Jain confirmed that the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro would launch in the country in a few weeks from now. He didn’t confirm the date but he said it would very well be in and around mid-July.
Initially, people were thinking the Redmi K20 series would be renamed before releasing in India and they would be named Pocophone F2 and Pocophone F2 Pro but seems like this is not likely to happen. Xiaomi shut all the rumours by confirming they would not change names of their phone when they are released in India.
Will India Launch of Poco F2 happen? Confusion!
There is a lot of confusion in the market now. As Xiaomi has released it’s Redmi series with the Snapdragon 855 processor now, what will be the future of the Pocophone F2 if it even makes it into the market because as the last year’s model, Pocophone F2 was expected to come with the top tier Snapdragon processor and create the same buzz in the market as it’s predecessor. But as of now, when there is already a cheap phone with top tier flagship specs available from the same company that owns the Pocophone, there seems to be no sense in launching another phone in the same segment as it would really divide the sales of both the products.
In China, the Redmi K20 Pro with Snapdragon 855 processor comes for around Rs 25,000. Rumours suggest that in India too, the K20 Pro will turn out to the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phone yet. In fact, some rumours hint that the India price of the Redmi K20 series will be more aggressive or in other words even less than the China price. This means that the India price of the K20 Pro could be under Rs 25,000. This could be a game changer in the Indian smartphone market.
This leaves the future of Pocophone F2 very fable. Not just because of the specs but also because the company would have to offer an even less price tag for the same specs as the other flagships are offering and this seems very unlikely to happen as the company would risk a division in its own market sales shares. For now, the non-existent Pocophone F2 still remains a Unicorn. It’s a myth or a reality, no one really knows!
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