The Xiaomi POCO F1 was a huge success when it launched. However, since its launch over one year ago, we are yet to see its successor. According to reports, Xiaomi recently filed a patent for the POCO F2, so we may get the F1’s successor soon.
Now, even as we look forward to the POCO F2, Xiaomi appears to be cooking up something different. A new phone has just appeared on GeekBench 5 listing with the name “Xiaomi POCO X2”. This is quite different from the anticipated POCO F2.
According to the listing, the Xiaomi POCO X2 has 8GB of RAM and a 1.8GHz processor. The device runs on Android 10. It scored 547 points in the single-core test and 1,767 points in the multi-core test.
Even though this is the first time we are hearing of the POCO X2, it has specs similar to those of the Xiaomi Redmi K30. The Redmi K30 has a score of 542 in the single-core test and a score of 1,686 in the multi-core test. These are not very far from the Xiaomi POCO X2’s scores. The devices’ codenames on GeekBench 5 are also similar. While the Redmi K30 uses “phoenix”, the POCO X2 uses “phoenixin”. With the similar scores and processor, the Xiaomi POCO X2 will likely use the Snapdragon 730G chipset.
So, could the Redmi K30 and the POCO X2 be the same phone? It’s only a matter of time before we find out.