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Pocophone teased, to feature powerful Qualcomm chip, high-speed performance

Xiaomi sub-brand Poco to offer a premium phone with superior performance with an affordable price tag.

Xiaomi has started teasing its first phone under the new Pocophone brand. The company, however, hasn’t yet confirmed the name and the launch timeline of the phone, but the teasers suggest is that the Pocophone will be a fast performing device. Previously, rumours had hinted that the smartphone will be named as Pocophone F1 equipped with a Snapdragon 845.

It has now been officially confirmed that Poco will partner with Qualcomm for its first phone. Poco India recently posted on its official Twitter handle announcing the collaboration. The Pocophone is rumoured to launch in Europe and India simultaneously and the Twitter handles for both Poco India and Poco Global have gone live.

The post although doesn’t officially reveal the presence of Snapdragon 845 in the Pocophone, but since the company is emphasizing on the fast performance of the phone, it is highly likely that SD 845 will be on board. “Not just peak performance speed, but actual, real world speed” #GoPOCO,” the company notes in a post. With the peak in updates and teaser from the company, we can expect the phone to be launched soon.

Jai Mani, product head for the Poco project, on the other hand talking about Poco said, ‘pace of innovation in the smartphone industry has slowed down, while prices are creeping up’. The product from Poco brand will buck the trend meaning it will be an affordable device with premium performance, he added.

An earlier report suggested that the handset will feature a 12MP+ 5MP dual rear camera setup and a 20MP front camera with ‘super pixel’ technology, also available on recently-launched MI A2 device. In addition, it will boast at least 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage going up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of flash memory. The specifications are based on rumors and nothing has been confirmed by Xiaomi officially.

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