POCO X2 could be a rebranded Redmi K30 4G, multiple sources reveal

On: January 23, 2020

Last week, a mysterious phone named POCO X2 had surfaced on the Geekbench benchmarking platform. Recently, a POCO phone was spotted at the database of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) with the same model number as the alleged Redmi K30 4G. The listing did not confirm the name of the POCO device. However, it did suggest that the Redmi K30 4G could be rebranded as a POCO phone in the country. Now, a new report on XDA Developers citing details from a Polish website reveals that the Redmi K30 4G phone could be arriving in India as the POCO X2.

According to the publication, a trusted Xiaomi tipster and member of its forum revealed that one of his friends from Poland had obtained a Redmi K30 4G phone which is codenamed ‘phoenix.’ Interestingly, the said device was found to be running a phoenixin ROM. The recently spotted POCO X2 Geekbench listing had also carried the phoenixin codename.

Screenshots taken from alleged POCO X2 phone

Screenshots taken from the alleged POCO X2

Screenshots taken from the device reveal that its name is POCO X2 and it is running MIUI Global 11.0.2 overlaid on Android 10. The phone has an internal storage of 256GB. The device is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core processor which is supposedly the Snapdragon 730G. The SoC is coupled with 8GB of RAM. Lastly, the model number of the device is mentioned as M1912G7BE which belongs to the Chinese version of the Redmi K30 4G. The M1912G7BC model number also belongs to the Chinese Redmi K30 4G. The BIS listing had revealed that the alleged POCO X2 has the M1912G7BI model number.

Leaked shot of the alleged POCO X2

Leaked shot of the alleged POCO X2

One of the strange things about the purported POCO X2 is that it does not 120Hz refresh rate which is present on China’s Redmi K30 4G. It is said that there is no setting to change to enable a higher refresh rate on POCO X2. Hence, it is likely the display of the POCO X2 for India may not support the 120Hz refresh rate. An alleged photo of the so-called POCO X2 shows the presence of a dual punch-hole at the top-left corner of its display like the Redmi K30 4G.

Official teaser reveals POCO X2 name

Official teaser hints at POCO X2 name

The build on which the device is running does not seem to be final. The reason behind it is that the device does not seem to have a toggle for NFC activation in Settings, but some internal files suggest that the device is equipped with NFC. It is advisable to wait for further reports to know more on the specs and features of the rumoured POCO X2. The screenshot shown above is taken from a teaser video that POCO India had shared recently. As can be seen, it gives a good hint that its next device will be called POCO X2.

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Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.