We already had seen Redmi floated as an independent brand from Xiaomi in Jan 2019. Now the same path is being followed by Pocophone. Xiaomi has finally decided to make Pocophone as an independent brand. Manu Jain, global VP of Xiaomi, officially announced the move through his twitter handle.
Pocophone (also known as Poco in India) debuted in 2018 with the first model Pocophone F1. The smartphone quickly gained momentum due to its lowest price for the Snapdragon 845 processor. It was the cheapest smartphone to offer Snapdragon 845 SoC at such price.
This news comes at a time when there are rumors pertaining to the development of Pocophone F2, probably the successor of Pocophone F1. The announcement also confirms that the Pocophone brand is not dead. It was speculated after the release of Redmi K20 that Xiaomi might dump the Pocophone brand.
Lately, a leak by a tipster revealed that Xiaomi filed a patent application for the brand name POCO F2 which affirms that development is going around the Pocophone brand and we could soon see the Pocophone F2 device touching the market.
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Earlier in July 2018, Realme had the same fate when Oppo made Realme an independent brand.