It has been announced that the next POCO phone is the POCO M2 Pro, and it’s launching in India July 7. But if you were hoping to get your hands on a brand-new device from the former Xiaomi sub-brand, you may be out of luck.
Shortly after its launch reveal, the POCO M2 Pro was spotted on the Geekbench site with what is likely a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720 chipset mated to 6GB of RAM. This suggests the handset could be a rebranded Redmi Note 9 Pro for the Indian market, as rumors have earlier pointed out — just like the POCO F2 Pro is a rebadged Redmi K30 Pro.
Poco M2 Pro Spotted On Geekbench.— Abhishek Yadav (@yabhishekhd) July 1, 2020
•6Gb Of Ram
•Gram Processor May Be Xiaomi Own Surge Processor pic.twitter.com/C1Ew56m4sw
POCO M2 Pro listing on Geekbench’s website
The Redmi Note 9 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720. The 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant is priced at P12,490 (around $251) in the Philippines, and the unit with 128GB storage costs P13,990 ($282). Both versions launched in local stores last month.
The POCO M2 Pro will also ship with an Android 10-based custom overlay, though this might be reasonably expected for any Android device launching in 2020.
The brand has confirmed that the M2 Pro will support 33-watt fast charging. The Redmi Note 9 Pro, on the other hand, recharges up to 30 watts.
A quick surge will help you last more than a day. The #POCOM2Pro will come with 33W super-fast charging support.— #POCOForIndia (@IndiaPOCO) July 2, 2020
RT if you are ready to #FeelTheSurge.
Know more: https://t.co/9qDfHgozXT pic.twitter.com/zXnxggSOE0
One of the POCO M2 Pro launch teasers
If the upcoming POCO smartphone is indeed a Redmi Note 9 Pro for a different audience, then expect to see a 6.67-inch punch-hole LCD, a quad-camera array with a 64-megapixel main sensor, a 16-megapixel selfie camera, and a 5,020mAh battery for two-day battery life.
We’ll be coming out with our Redmi Note 9 Pro review next week, so watch for that over the next few days.
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