Yesterday, Xiaomi Poco’s official handle on Twitter posted a tweet teasing users to wait for something. The tweet was quickly deciphered as something leading to a Poco F1’s successor, however, it is unlikely. But later, reports claimed that a new Kevlar Edition is about to roll out on December 26 in India with a more pocket-friendly price tag than the earlier launched 8GB/256GB Armored Edition.
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (Poco F1) was unveiled in August at an unbelievable price tag of Rs 20,999/- for a flagship smartphone featuring Snapdragon 845 SoC. The user could boast it up to a beast 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage variant with an Armored Edition but guess what? All the variants sold out like a hot cake thanks to Xiaomi’s name and the configuration that it was packed with.
The #POCOF1— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO) December 25, 2018
6GB + 128GB (Armoured Edition)
will be available on https://t.co/DREiXVqBDe and @Flipkart from 26th December 00:01 AM.
RT if you are excited and stand a chance to win exclusive POCO merchandise. pic.twitter.com/2lybWEY14a
With the rumors suggesting an upcoming Poco F2, it was later squashed since it has been only four months after a powerful Poco F1 was launched and it is still too early to overtake the legacy with a successor. And we have it right here after a tweet from Poco India was posted recently. More importantly, Xiaomi would wait for Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC to become available before rolling out a successor and that leaves us with a new variant of Poco F1 that was recently confirmed.
According to Android Authority, Xiaomi will bring the Armored Edition of Poco F1 8GB/256GB to a lower 6GB/128GB variant. Sources claim that Xiaomi could bring the Armored Edition to other variants of the smartphone too. The smartphone featuring 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage will be available in India from December 26 on Flipkart and Mi.com at Rs 24,999/- which is peanuts considering the fact that it has SDM 845 octa-core processor embedded. You can read more about it here.
End of the story is that leaks suggesting the incoming of Poco F2 are hoax. If you were waiting for the successor to launch, you’ll have to wait for some time before it is revealed. But you’ll probably won’t have to wait for long since smartphone makers roll out successors every six to eight months or so take OnePlus for instance.