POCO is now an independent brand

17 January 2020
The news was confirmed by Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain.

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  • Nagin

Finally, we want to tell to the all bad market people. Indians always believe good and affordable products. Once you achieve the market with good and honest hope you will be the pioneer and leader. Now POCO is leading. Indians will never think about foolish sentiments. Hope the bad marketing will ends up. Regards,

  • Iv

Neil, 19 Jan 2020Dude its your fault you don't know about pocophone. Name m... moreI'm not so sure about F1 being the "best phone of 2018." I guess a lot comes down to what one finds important.

I found F1 to be reeeally chunky, the super-wide notch made the front ugly, it didn't have NFC and the camera was merely so and so (not bad, but Mi 8 and newer as well as all of the mid range phones with the 48Mpx modules had better).

In the end, compared to similarly and even lower priced phones, I found it to lose on most fronts and only win on CPU speed (which is moot, because the competition is arguably fast enough) and battery (which is fair, but not enough on its own).

Ali Al Mashaikhi, 17 Jan 2020Before 6 years I had to pay around 580 USD to get a good sm... moreIrrelevant. You aren't buying 15 models but 1. So xiaoweioppo can release 5-6 models per year not 25 each. Also, if you can't afford a good phone, maybe you don't need one. It's a luxury.

  • Gorka

Lol? Bye bye Poco, your popularity is thanks to Xiaomi.
I dont buy a smartphone from a indepent brand, not Xiaomi quality!

Bye, see u in hell!

  • Dhruv

[deleted post]at least we're celebrating , unlike you people

Lets see what we get froom here.

  • Roger

lavialegon, 19 Jan 2020haha, of course. Poco are making phones very rarely, but xi... moreReal me is from oppo.. hahaha
Poco will be a grand success .. don't cry

bad move , it will end up expensive phone after 5 generations and after success.

  • lavialegon

haha, of course. Poco are making phones very rarely, but xiaomi releases a new model every month, xiaomi, realme are what some people are calling ,,a conveyor,,

  • Anonymous

wasox, 18 Jan 2020I have not seen a single device of this brand, so, I can no... morei think that's the reason why they named it "Poco"? it's kinda like a small, inferior one by people's mind trying to take on the big ones, like samsung and apple. So far, it's doing a pretty good job challenging them.

  • Neil

wasox, 18 Jan 2020I have not seen a single device of this brand, so, I can no... moreDude its your fault you don't know about pocophone.
Name meaning aside this is the best smartphone of the year 2018
Instead of name calling like what the poco means you should think why this little" insignificant" or small phone won hearts of literally 100+ million buyers of this phone. Do you understand? 100+ million sales in mobile world?

  • Cautious Hero

I'm a little afraid of this ...though now they can sort of set their own prices and make their own choices and whatnot ... but now that they're independent from Xaiomi, I hope that it doesn't mean without the help of their former parent their prices hike up to meet competitors...
The only way Poco F2 can make a big splash again like the F1 is to drop to about $300-$400 for an updated SD865, 6/8gb ram, a more full screen display, 64/128/256 GB storage, triple cameras (regular, macro, ultra-wide), headphone jack, Micro-SD card slot, 4000+ battery.

What do you think? Do you believe that becoming independent will be for the best for the Pocophone's future products?

  • Anonymous

wasox, 18 Jan 2020I have not seen a single device of this brand, so, I can no... more lesser price greater specs POCO LOCO

Kunalmzr, 18 Jan 2020As a happy, proud and satisfied Poco F1 owner I wellcome th... moreWhat are you smoking? In India, Xiaomi rules, and Huawei is in 4th or 5th position, at a large distance

wasox, 18 Jan 2020I have not seen a single device of this brand, so, I can no... moreYep, becouse Poco was cheaper but fast as F1 car.

I have not seen a single device of this brand, so, I can not say anything about it, but, for spanish speaking consumers, the name is really laughable, "poco" means little, minor, insignificant, lesser, inferior, etc, unfortunately

  • Gusta

I'mPhone, 18 Jan 2020Realme XT and above variants already uses glass back but st... moreCan u read my statement? I've already said Realme in low and mid segment. Back to school if u can't read text.. ROFL

Realme XT is not mid class. It's already have AMOLED display and under display fingerprint. In my country, it's more expensive than Redmi Note 8 Pro because Note 8 Pro still using LCD and back finger print. But the back cover of Redmi Note 8 / Pro is already made by glass altough it is mid class. Redmi K20 is upper mid range.

  • Paul_UK

Please - no notch! My partner has the Pocophone F1 and loves it. I love it too but will not buy a phone with a notch (and I don't want a camera 'looking' at me all the time so it's no good hiding it under the screen). Offer a Poco F2 with pop-up selfie camera, bigger battery, fast charging, a 5 X telephoto main camera and 90Hz screen and it will conquer the world... But whatever the Poco F2 brings, please, please, please NO Notch.

  • Tag

Honestly I don't see the appeal for this brand now, especially with many flagship grade phones competition at sub $500, e.g k20 pro, x2 pro, reno ace and maybe rog phone 2 of 2019 phones

  • Anonymous

it's happenning.