Smartphone enthusiasts in U.S. and Europe may not be too familiar with this Pocophone by Xiaomi but YouTubers made sure it became popular all over the world. Xiaomi is a lesser known brand from China that is gaining traction in multiple countries with India as its primary focus.
Similar to how Amazon sells everything from tablets, TVs to rebranded smartphones, Xiaomi has a massive smartphone division. Pocophone changed the industry forever in certain regions when it got launched for $400 with flagship hardware specifications.
Bringing so many features into such a stringent price tag is a very difficult proposal but Pocophone made it possible. Even a popular Youtuber like Unbox Therapy reviewed it and so did MKBHD because of the overwhelming response from buyers. If news sources are true, they possible got imported in small numbers in USA where buyers wanted to save money but get top of the line Snapdragon processor at such affordable rates.
Latest updates claim that Poco F2 and Poco F2 Lite are being discussed at Xiaomi so as to give their sub-brand a new lease of life once again. After all, they have an immense fan following and it wouldn’t be a big surprise if the new Pocophone F2 becomes yet another groundbreaking launch in India, Brazil and other markets where Xiaomi decides to make their presence felt.
So far, we mostly have rumors but a message from Alvin confirmed that people will soon hear from Poco in 2020. With just weeks to go before a New Year begins, it is going to be a long wait. Customers who love powerful specifications but like to keep things under control in the pricing of their smartphones often encourage such devices. The Google Pixel 3a is a great example of how powerful the budget-smartphone market is and its expectations that made the company include a headphone jack.
It would be great if Samsung, Apple would so the same in US, UK and Europe so that smartphones are easier to buy and own.