POCO fans have been waiting for Xiaomi to announce the successor to the POCO F1 that had gone official as the cheapest Snapdragon 845-powered phone. The year 2019 went by and the company did not unveil the highly anticipated POCO F2. A deleted tweet from Pocophone Global Head Alvin Tse and a recent trademark for the POCO F2 moniker have suggested that the POCO F2 could be arriving this year. Now, a phone called the POCO X2 has appeared on Geekbench.
POCO X2 Geekbench listing
Before reading ahead, readers are advised to take the Geekbench listing of the POCO X2 with a grain of salt, as it could be fake. Last year, there was a fake listing of the Snapdragon 660-powered POCO F1 Lite. Nevertheless, the POCO X2 listing also suggests that it could be the rebadged version of the Redmi K30 phone for India.
The Geekbench 5 listing of the POCO X2 states that it scored 547 in the single-core test. The phone recorded a score of 1,767 points in the multi-core test. It is powered by a Qualcomm chipset that has a base frequency of 1.80GHz. The exact name of the processor is not mentioned in the listing. The SoC is coupled with 8GB of RAM and the device runs Android 10.
Is POCO X2 a rebranded Redmi K30 for India?
The China variant of the Redmi K20 Pro from last year had the codename ‘Raphael’. Its Indian edition had the ‘Raphaelin’ codename. The POCO X2 Geekbench listing does not mention the name of SoC that fuels it. Instead, the ‘phoenixin’ name can be seen in the field for motherboard, where the name of the processor is usually mentioned. ‘Phoenix’ is the codename of the Redmi K30 that went official in China last month. The ‘phoenixin’ text could be the codename of the Indian version of the Redmi K30.
An interesting factor to note is that the Redmi K30 with model number M2001G7AI was spotted on the database of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in the last week. The BIS certification of the Redmi K30 did not reveal any information on its specs, but it is a good hint that it will be arriving soon in India. It remains to be seen whether the Redmi K30 will be a rebranded as POCO X2 in India.