Since the announcement of POCO as a separate entity was made last week, there are speculations on how the independent brand will function and the quintessential question – when will Poco F2 launch? To clear the air, Poco India General Manager, C Manmohan in an interview with Gadgets 360 talked about the roadmap, Poco Team structure, products in the pipeline and Poco’s equations with Xiaomi.
Confirming on embarking on Season 2, C Manmohan said: “Today, we are at a stage where we think that we are ready for our next journey.” He also thanked the fans of Poco and reiterated that the very existence is all due to customers’ feedback and recognition. Poco will continue to hold on to its ‘Everything You Need, Nothing You Don’t’ Philosophy.”
Manmohan didn’t give a clear indication during talks about the possible launch date and specs of next in line but he confirmed that it will be built on the founding principles value-for-money as Poco F1. It will carry a top-end processor backed up by a large amount of RAM. He didn’t negate the rumors floating on the multiple Poco devices and said “that’s also something which we are kind of evaluating. In due course of time, we will share that.” But he confirmed that fans will be treated to the first one as early as this quarter.
But with no dates in hand, fans continue to explore for clues. In the fast-paced trailer shared on India Poco twitter handle, there were few screen elements that got missed due to the pace of the video. One such was the above. People shared their reactions by assuming that the numerals pointed to S02, 10 March. Since their eyes are set for a March release, fans felt the screen pointed to the Poco F2/X2 launch date of 10th March 2020.
Another important point that C Manmohan highlighted was the latest changes to brand Poco will be limited to the India region only. In global markets where it is sold under the brand Pocophone, it will not have any relations.
“One thing we are very clear about is that the smartphone market in India is something which is extremely important right now and from me being Poco India General Manager, I will continue to be focussed on that. Now Poco plans globally is something which we are kind of thinking through — it might take some more time for us to kind of validate that,” said Manmohan.