September 30, 2020

Poco sends invites for global launch event (Update: Poco F2 Pro confirmed)

Update: Xiaomi has confirmed the Poco F2 Pro name ahead of tomorrow's Poco launch event in Spain.

Update, May 11, 2020 (2AM ET): Xiaomi and its Poco sub-brand have been teasing a May 12 launch event for a while now, believed to be the Poco F2 Pro unveiling. The company even displayed user comments mentioning the Poco F2 in a teaser video posted late last week.

Now, the Poco Global Twitter account has confirmed that the Poco F2 Pro is indeed coming. The confirmation also mentions the tagline of “powerfully cool� and contains a link to the live-stream page. Check out the tweet below.

The Poco event is set to kick off tomorrow (May 12), and we’ll keep you updated with all the announcements. Nevertheless, we’re expecting the Poco F2 Pro to be a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro, featuring a Snapdragon 865 chipset, quad rear shooters, and a pop-up selfie camera.


Original article, May 6, 2020 (8 AM ET): We’ve all been expecting the Poco F2 series to land in 2020, and it now seems like Xiaomi and Poco are finally ready to make it a reality.

Xiaomi’s Spanish PR agency has just sent virtual invites to a Poco event. The invites, sent to Android Authority as well, confirm an event scheduled for Tuesday May 12. So what should we actually expect then?

The official Poco Twitter account has revealed that the company will announce a “second generation� product. This all but guarantees that we’ll see a Poco F2 series phone, as we’re long overdue for a Poco F1 successor. And it would be too soon for a successor to the only other Poco device (the Poco X2), which launched earlier this year.

Recent leaks also point to a Poco M2 device, so it’s possible that we’ll see both the Poco F2 family and the Poco M2 series next week. But we definitely think the mention of a “second-generation� product means the Poco F1 successor will be revealed at the very least.

It’s also interesting to note that Xiaomi Spain sent us the invite, suggesting that this is a global or European launch rather than an India-only affair like the Poco X2.

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