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Pocophone 2 Latest News, Update: Is the RedMi K20 the Successor of the Pocophone F1?

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The Pocophone 2 is one of the most anticipated handsets in the midrange smartphone market, mostly due to its predecessor making a huge splash last year. For a device that costs around $300 to $400, its hardware is nothing to scoff at resulting in its popularity soaring within the budget-friendly category.

If the Pocophone 2 is handled similarly, then there’s no denying that the same reception will be given to the second entry. Unfortunately, Xiaomi has yet to break their silence about the smartphone’s sequel, leading a lot of fans to speculate what hardware and features the device will have, Business Times reported.

But there are reports out there claiming that the Pocophone 2 has already hit the Chinese market, although it came out the door with a different name: Redmi K20 and K20 Pro. As the rumors would have it, while the smartphone is being called the Redmi K20 in China, it’s being called the Pocophone 2 in other regions.

Xiaomi has yet to confirm this speculation, but the majority of the sentiment is agreeing that the Redmi K20 and the Pocophone 2 series are just one and the same. And looking at the specs of the former, it very well could be. Everything about it hints at an improved version of the Pocophone F1.

At its core is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip; it has 6GB to 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage space, and a solid 4,000mAh battery. What’s more, the RedMi K20 has a 3.5mm headphone jack, fast charging feature, and a cooling system that ensures a smoother mobile gaming experience. This is everything that the Pocophone 2 should have been.

There’s also the fact that Chinese manufacturers have a penchant to provide its handsets with different names for its local market and advertise it as a different brand once it’s shipped globally, Android Authority reported. Of course, this is mere speculation at this point, and we’ll have to wait for Xiaomi to confirm if the RedMi K20 is indeed the Pocophone 2. But having seen the hardware under its hood, the rumors are starting to transition into reality.

By J Russ Isberto
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