POCO M2 Pro launch teaser via Revu Philippines

POCO M2 Pro specs suggest phone could be another rebranded unit

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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.

READ ALSO: POCO F2 Pro clear winner in speed test against Xiaomi Mi 10

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 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.

SEE ALSO: Redmi Note 9 Pro gaming tests, benchmarks: Can this Pro game at a high level?

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.

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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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 12 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.