Xiaomi has been on a roll throughout 2018. After a slight tumble in 2017, the company made huge improvements throughout 2018. One of the most shocking announcements that came from the company this year was the launch of a new sub-brand, Poco. Starting off with the Poco F1 as their first device, the Poco F1 (review) basically became the “flagship killer… killer” thanks to its flagship internals and an incredible $299 price tag.
Xiaomi’s Pocophone F2 Appears On Geekbench – Features Nothing New
Just four months after its release, it seems like users or Xiaomi themselves are getting ahead of themselves already with leaks starting to pour around the internet suggesting the development of the successor to the Poco F1, the Poco F2. Leaked earlier this morning via Geekbench, there’s quite a lot of information that we could digest here.
The allegedly leaked Poco F2 has left a few marks behind on Geekbench, giving us an overall feel for what the device would pack under its clamshell. Based on the details derived from Geekbench’s database, the Poco F2 is said to pack a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB RAM and would run on Android 9 Pie out of the box. Furthermore, the device managed to score 2321 and 7564 in single-core and multi-core tests, respectively, which is quite in line with what other Snapdragon 845-powered devices land at in benchmarks.
Here’s Why This Poco F2 Leak Is Fishy
Since Geekbench doesn’t record the most trustworthy leaks, we’d call this leak a spoof as it seems too unorthodox for the newly-formed brand to release a successor to its largely-successful Poco F1, that too with the same internals as the current Poco F1. In addition to that, the folks over at Poco have been amazing at supporting the Poco F1 and making sure that its user base remains happy with frequent updates and new features.
With such leaks already making their way onto the internet and given that these leaks are largely faked, we could easily see how well Xiaomi has managed to build hype around its sub-brand Poco.
Not only have they managed to release a “cheap” flagship, but they’ve managed to excel with it thanks to their interest in taking feedback. Some of their most recent examples include the fact that they’ve enabled 4k/60FPS on the Poco F1 and have also enabled 960 FPS slo-mo video recording all-the-while making sure that weekly updates are delivered to their devices. While players have managed to find their workaround by unlocking their bootloaders, what’s left to be seen is when they would be enabling Netflix HD for the Poco F1 officially.
Given how well they’ve been keeping Poco F1 users occupied, there’s no way Poco would release a device this soon, that too, with a now last-gen SoC. Although if it does happen, the trainwreck would be worth watching, that’s for sure.