POCO X2 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 11.0.10.0 with April Android Security Patch]

POCO launched the POCO X2 smartphone in India last month running MIUI 11.0 Global Stable on top of Android 10. POCO X2 is the rebranded version of Redmi K30 4G which was launched in China back in December. Continue reading “POCO X2 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 11.0.10.0 with April Android Security Patch]”

POCO Pop Buds True wireless earbuds launching in India soon

POCO already confirmed that it is working on true wireless earbuds in India. Yesterday POCO GM, C Manmohan posted a Twitter poll with exciting name options — POCO Move Buds, Klip Buds, Pop Buds to POCO Funkz. Today the company has confirmed that POCO Pop Buds got the highest share of votes (42.4% out of a total 21,416 votes), thereby confirming the name of the upcoming product. Continue reading “POCO Pop Buds True wireless earbuds launching in India soon”

POCO F1 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 11.0.8.0 with April Android Security Patch]

Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched the POCO F1 smartphone in India back in August 2018 running MIUI 9.6 Global Stable on top of Android 8.1 (Oreo). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in 20-40 days. Continue reading “POCO F1 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 11.0.8.0 with April Android Security Patch]”

POCO F2 Pro with 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Snapdragon 865, 64MP quad rear cameras, 4700mAh battery announced

POCO just announced POCO F2 Pro, the company’s latest flagship smartphone at a global online event as it has promised. It packs a 6.67-inch E3 Super AMOLED screen with 92.7% screen-to-body ratio, 60Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate, and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.  The company says it has 360° ambient light control with 3 sensors. It is powered by Snapdragon 865, 5G SA/NSA support with Snapdragon X55 Modem, has 3435mm² VC liquid-cooled heat sink, Game Turbo 3.0, 4D vibration when playing games with Z-axis motor and has been certified by TÜV Rheinland for high-performance gaming. It runs Android 10 with MIUI 11, comes with 3D glass back with AG technology, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and Anti-glare matte finish in grey and purple color versions, NFC and Hi-Res audio support. Continue reading “POCO F2 Pro with 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Snapdragon 865, 64MP quad rear cameras, 4700mAh battery announced”

POCO Global launch set for May 12, POCO F2 Pro expected

POCO recently sent out media invites for a global launch event on May 12th in Spain, after the launch of POCO F1. Now it has confirmed that the event will start at 2PM CEST (5:30PM IST) on Tuesday. Google Play’s list of supported devices already revealed that the Redmi K30 Pro and upcoming POCO F2 Pro share the same “lmi” code name, so the POCO F2 Pro should be a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro for the global markets. Continue reading “POCO Global launch set for May 12, POCO F2 Pro expected”

POCO M2 Pro briefly listed on Xiaomi India website, expected to launch soon

POCO Global has been teasing the launch of new smartphone soon, and it is rumoured to be the POCO F2 Pro, a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro for the global markets. Today POCO M2 Pro, a new smartphone in the POCO’s M series briefly showed up on the Xiaomi India website with the model number M2003J6CI. This could be a cheaper version of the POCO X2, which was launched in India earlier this year. Continue reading “POCO M2 Pro briefly listed on Xiaomi India website, expected to launch soon”

POCO M2004J11G passes through EEC, could be POCO F2 [Update: M2004J11g appears on TKDN Certification]

[Update: 1 May, 2020]: M2004J11G has been now spotted on TKDN, Indonesia smartphone certification, last month same smartphone appeared on EEC. Recently, official Global account name was changed from POCOPHONE Global to POCO, hinting towards the release of a new product.

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MIUI 12 New Features and First look on Redmi Note 7 Pro (Android 10)

Xiaomi announced the latest iteration of its own proprietary Android skin MIUI, dubbed MIUI 12 along with Mi 10 Youth Edition at an event in China earlier this week. MIUI 12 brings brand-new Animations, Dark Mode 2.0, and focuses on Privacy and security. MIUI 12 shows all sensitive behaviours of an app and comes with improved Xiaomi ’s AI phone assistant with AI calling. Continue reading “MIUI 12 New Features and First look on Redmi Note 7 Pro (Android 10)”

Redmi K30 Pro will be rebranded as POCO F2 Pro reveals Google Play device listing

Last month XDA findings revealed that Redmi K30 Pro might launch under POCO branding in India and everyone assumed it to be long-awaited POCO F2. Later POCO GM, C Manmohan confirmed that POCO F2 is a different smartphone from Redmi K30 Pro in India. Now Google Play’s list of supported devices reveals that the Redmi K30 Pro and upcoming POCO F2 Pro share the same “lmi” code name. It also reveals that Redmi K30 Pro 5G Zoom Edition will be launched under K30 Pro name in the global markets and it also has codename “Imiinpro” hinting that Redmi K30 Pro series is expected to launch in India. Continue reading “Redmi K30 Pro will be rebranded as POCO F2 Pro reveals Google Play device listing”

Redmi K30 Pro will not be rebranded as POCO F2, POCO TWS earbuds coming soon: POCO GM [Update: TWS in-ear buds confirmed]

[Update]: In a Zoom video chat session conducted on March 30, Manmohan had confirmed that the company is working on TWS earbuds. Today POCO team has put a teaser on twitter saying True wireless in-ears TWS is in works and will be coming to India soon. We can expect these to launch in India in coming weeks. Continue reading “Redmi K30 Pro will not be rebranded as POCO F2, POCO TWS earbuds coming soon: POCO GM [Update: TWS in-ear buds confirmed]”

Android 10 based LineageOS 17.1 Overview and First Impressions on POCO F1

LineageOS is a popular OS amongst custom ROM enthusiasts. LineageOS team recently announced LineageOS 17.1, which uses Android 10 as the base and dropped LineageOS 17.1 for quite a few devices including POCO F1, OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 7Pro. We managed to install it on our device and here is the overview and first impression of LineageOS 17.1 on POCO F1. Continue reading “Android 10 based LineageOS 17.1 Overview and First Impressions on POCO F1”

POCO X2 gets a Rs. 1000 price hike after increase in GST

Earlier last month, the GST Council in its 39th meeting increased GST rates for several products including mobile phones from 12% to 18% applicable from April 1st, 2020. As announced, mobile brands have increased the prices of their smartphones and earlier today, Apple increased prices of the iPhone lineup. Following that, POCO has also announced that a Rs. 1000 price hike across all variants of the POCO X2 smartphone.

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POCO X2 gets Android 10 based Paranoid Android Alpha build

POCO made a comeback in the Indian market as an independent brand and launched the POCO X2 (codename ‘pheonixin’), its first mid-range smartphone in the new X series in India earlier this month. POCO F1, the very first device from the brand had great development support and as a result, we have tons of custom ROMs and mods available for the device. Continue reading “POCO X2 gets Android 10 based Paranoid Android Alpha build”

Redmi K30 Pro to launch in India under POCO, hints MIUI Camera app code

Redmi introduced its latest smartphone in the flagship killer K series, Redmi K30 Pro 5G along with Zoom edition in China earlier this week. Redmi K30 Pro 5G is the successor to Redmi K20 Pro which was quite popular and an easy recommendation in its price category in India. While everyone was waiting to hear about the Redmi K30 Pro India launch from Redmi India team, a new finding from XDA suggests that the smartphone might launch under POCO in India.

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POCO X2 will go on special open sale on Flipkart from March 19 to 22

POCO launched the POCO X2 smartphone in India last month starting at Rs. 15,999. After the ‘Head for Red’ sale on Flipkart few weeks back, the company has announced that the smartphone will be available on a special four-day open sale as part of Flipkart Big Shopping Days from 19th March until 22nd March, 2020. SBI Credit card users get 10% instant discount on normal and EMI transactions. Continue reading “POCO X2 will go on special open sale on Flipkart from March 19 to 22”