At the close of December 2019, Xiaomi Pocophone Global Head Alvin Tse had introduced a tweet that suggested a fresh Poco handset will be arriving in the year 2020. The tweet was deleted immediately. Earlier this week, Xiaomi filed trademark application for the Poco F2 moniker. This suggested the arrival of the Poco F2 could be some months away. Interestingly, a fresh smartphone titled Poco X2 has shown on Geekbench with some major specs. The name has been spotted for the first time. Last year, a fake Geekbench listing of the Poco F1 Lite had fooled many tech sites. There is no confirmation on the existence of a Poco X2 smartphone and it is advisable to wait for newer reports to know whether it actually exists.
The Poco X2 Geekbench 5 listing reveals that it is powered by a Qualcomm cpu that has a main frequency of 1.80GHz. The SoC is coupled of 8 GB of RAM. Instead of the name of the chipset, the listing has ‘phoenixin’ mentioned in the motherboard field.
The Poco X2 handset is loaded with Android 10 OS. On Geekbench 5’s single-core test scored 547 points. It recorded a result of 1767 in the multi-core test.
In November 2019, XDA Developers had carried a report that had revealed some of the key details of the Redmi K30 prior its December release. It had scoured through MIUI 11 code to find a phone codenamed like Phoenix to be equipped with features as a 120Hz panel, a side-facing fingerprint scanner and the Sony IMX686 sensor. The Phoenix debuted as Redmi K30.
The Redmi K20 Pro handset’s codename is Raphael and its Indian edition is codenamed as ‘raphaelin.’ The Redmi K30 is codenamed like Phoenix and the newly spotted Poco F2 has ‘in’ suffix in its ‘phoenixin’ codename. Hence, there is a possibility that Redmi K30 may be rebranded like Poco X2 in India. The Redmi K30 that has a model number of M191G7BI was spotted in the database of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).v The BIS approval offer that the handset might be expected to India soon. However, instead of the Redmi K30 moniker, it might be called Poco X2.