POCO F2 benchmark surfaces, hinting at Snapdragon 855 & Android Q

The last few months have seen growing interest in the POCO F1, a phone from yet another Xiaomi sub-brand, Pocophone. The device turned heads with its impressive performance from moderate specs, and while rumors about a POCO F1 Lite are increasing, there might be something even better for fans to look forward to: A new benchmark listing for a POCO F2 has turned up on Geekbench.

According to the benchmark details, the POCO F2 features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, and is already running the Android Q operating system. As for the test scores, the device received 1,776 points in the single-core category, and 6,097 on the multi-core test.

Unfortunately, these are signs that Geekbench's listing might not be very accurate, or that this may not be a legitimate POCO F2. The benchmark lists 4GB of RAM for the unreleased phone, but its predecessor, the POCO F1, comes with 6GB of RAM while using the less powerful Snapdragon 845 chip. The POCO F2's scores are also on the low side for the Snapdragon 855.

It's a safe bet a POCO F2 is on the way, as the F1 was first released last August. But a summer launch for the successor makes it hard to believe it will ship with Android Q out of the box, especially when the operating system has just entered beta testing. It's more likely to ship with Android Pie and get an update later. In the meantime, we'll have to wait and see if any more accurate details surface.