Poco India General Manager, C Manmohan, made a disclosure in the 1st webinar of POCO fan meet held on March 30. He affirmed for the first time that Poco F2 is in works and will be launched. Recently Poco India twitter account had also teased about its existence.
Manmohan refuted the speculations, saying categorically that the fans should not go by the rumors of Poco F2 being rebranded version of Redmi K30 Pro. The model was launched in China recently and the rumors took shape because an MIUI code recently suggested its similarities with Redmi K30 Pro. Also going by the trend of its last launch Poco X2 being rebranded version of Redmi K30, the market was speculating that Poco F2 should follow Redmi K30 Pro.
During the virtual meet-up((MySmartPrice and FoneArena), Poco GM clarified that POCO F2 will be a distinctive smartphone and not a prototype of Redmi K30 Pro. Poco GM further confirmed that much-awaited, next-gen, Poco F2 is in works. But the pricing will not follow the budget segment of Poco F1. In other words, it will not fall in the sub INR 20K (~$265) range. If you are waiting for Poco F2 and don’t have a budget more than INR 20,000, then POCO F2 is no longer meant for you. He also emphasized that the brand was not rushing into more products and is working on the existing Poco devices on topmost priority.
Apart from the news on Poco F2, C Manmohan also teased about Poco working on truly wireless, POCO TWS earbuds. It will be somewhat on the lines of its competitor the Realme Buds Air. Its parent company, Xiaomi has few TWS earbuds in its pocket but they are not for the Indian market. Mi True Wireless Earphones (Mi AirDots in China) models were launched in China and it was in last week the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 were launched for the European market. POCO TWS earbuds launch will be exciting to keep a tab on how Poco fares in India before Xiaomi does.
Other highlights of the zoom meeting were Poco X2 Pro has not been given a thought. The brand is working on creating a Poco Community page. The company plans to continue with MIUI but they will add Poco-centric features based on user feedback.