Yesterday, in the RF exposure page (for SAR values) Xiaomi casually name-dropped a couple of upcoming phones in India. Among the phones listed (which includes the Mi 10 and Redmi Note 9), one of them caught us completely off guard – the Poco M2 Pro!
With Poco fans bracing themselves for the global launch of the F2 Pro, the Poco M2 Pro being listed as an India specific product caught fans by surprise. The M2003J6CI (Poco M2 Pro) is apparently codenamed the “gram” similar to the Redmi Note 9 Pro, hints at a possible Snapdragon 720G based chip architecture. The global firmware file was also traced to “gram_in_global” suggesting an India specific launch.
Xiaomi has been gasping for air in the budget space recently with the launch of multiple devices from the company’s own stable and from manufacturers like Realme. More than anything they’ve been cannibalizing their own sales by launching multiple similarly specced phones under the same price category. In such a crowded space, launching something like the Poco M2 Pro makes no financial sense for the company. The Poco X2 is already a no-nonsense offering within the same price bracket and launching yet another offering would severely inhibit its market potential.
Endangering the sales of a brand new sub-brand that’s only 2 phones strong in the market with pointless launches just doesn’t seem like a strategy that Xiaomi would realistically enforce. So we’d suggest taking these leaks and rumors behind the Poco M2 Pro with a pinch of salt.
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