Today the folks at POCO confirmed that they would, indeed, release a second phone in the year 2020. This announcement came shortly after Xiaomi confirmed that POCO would be spun off into its own separate smartphone brand. The original POCO F1, aka Pocophone F1, was released a year and 5 months ago to almost universal acclaim, rolling with surprisingly high-end specifications and a price that seemed suspiciously low. Now they’re teasing a second release.
The folks at POCO released a message signed “POCO India” that thanked users of the POCO F1, suggesting that in the first two years of their journey, they “didn’t really have a very large workforce, and thus, had limited resources.” They continued, “what we did have however, was an unflinching focus towards POCO F1.”
They also claimed that “in no time, POCO F1 went on to become the best-selling phone online in its category.” While “category” is a pretty gray area of description, it’s no shock that the POCO F1 sold well. In our original POCO F1 Review from back in October of 2018, we called it “a pretty gosh-darned nice phone.”
Per the note released by POCO, “in the past few months, we’ve focused all our energies in a manner that is destined to create magic.” They went on to note that they’d “like to ask you to join us, once again, in this journey. Prepare yourself for POCO: Season 2.”
Above you’ll see a video teaser thing originally posted by POCO India. There you’ll see a sort of streaming TV show-like teaser for what’s inevitably going to be revealed as a proper smartphone in full effect. The fact that the teaser includes a season (2) and an episode (1) suggests we’ll see more than one phone.
At the same time, per a XDA Developers confirmation, we can see that Xiaomi is bringing heat back to the POCO F1 right now with the latest in MIUI 11 and Android 10. While MIUI 11 was released to the phone in 2019, the newest version has Android 10, and new features – it’s not yet over!