In March at the start of lockdown, Poco India General Manager, C Manmohan confirmed the existence of Poco F2 without divulging any more details on features and launch date. In the POCO fan meet held on March 30, Manmohan further refuted the rumors that Poco F2 will not be a rebranded version of Redmi K30 Pro. But it seems the speculations have come out to be true going by the recent findings by the XDA Developers team. The rumors have been found to be true, but for global markets. India will have to wait!
It really looks like the Redmi K30 Pro will be rebranded as the POCO F2 ("Pro"). Google Play's list of supported devices just updated with the following listing.
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) April 26, 2020
A clipping of Google listings discovered by devs suggests Poco F2 Pro is coming soon. It was discovered on the listing of Google Play-certified devices are the ones that will use Google Mobile Services. This list gets refreshed every month with the upcoming models. But the attention was drawn towards Redmi K30 Pro, Zoom edition also listed.
The inference from Google listing code (Imi) suggests Poco F2 Pro will be launched in global markets outside China. However, no other details like launch date or specifications are revealed. In other words, Redmi K30 Pro will be rebadged in European markets and sold as Poco F2 Pro.
What needs your attention is that the codename “lmiin” for Redmi K30 Pro 5G, Zoom Edition is meant for the Indian market. The “in” suffix the device codename is an indicator of an Indian model. On careful scrutiny, one can see that the code listing does not use “lmiin” for POCO F2 Pro. For Poco F2 Pro it uses “lmi“only. In other words, the model Redmi K30 Pro 5G, Zoom Edition will be sold under the Redmi brand in the India market and will not be renamed to Poco F2 Pro.
Poco F2 is speculated to be powered by Snapdragon 865 chipset, a notch-less AMOLED display, flagship-grade cameras, and 33W a superfast charging. But we have to wait for the right time for the Poco F2 launch which can happen anytime soon.