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[Other] Xiaomi may soon discontinue its sub-brand Poco, Redmi to replace it, suggest ana

2019-07-22 13:06:37
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Remember when we came across Poco F2 benchmark leak earlier this year, and soon learnt that those leaks were fake? That was a hint, probably. Seems like there may not be any more Poco phones at all. Reportedly, Xiaomi may soon shut down the sub-brand Poco and push the brand Redmi to take over the price segment it catered to instead.A report by The Economic Times claims that Xiaomi may be planning to shut down its sub-brand Poco, which it announced only last year. While Manu Kumar Jain refused to confirm the same to the publication, the suspicion towards the possibility of such a plan arises from the launch of the latest Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro smartphones, which pretty much take on the price segment Poco was originally meant for.Read our detailed review of the Redmi K20 Pro here.We also reached out to Xiaomi to confirm the same, but the company has declined to comment.Poco F1IDC India research director Navkendar Singh also believes that with Mi and Redmi now catering to focused and separate markets, Poco's target audience is only overlapping theirs, and it absolutely makes sense for the company to shut down the division.In contrast, after Jai Mani, head of product of the POCO division recently quit the company, a Xiaomi spokesperson had told ET that “For Poco, nothing changes because of an executive leaving, and work will go on as planned”.Will Poco remain? Will Redmi K series phones be the new Poco? What will happen to the existing Poco users if this comes true? We will be back with the answers to all these questions soon. Keep watching this space to learn more about Poco's future.
2019-07-22 13:06:37
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SidHand | from Redmi K20 Pro

#1

how to react on this news..? :)
2019-07-22 14:56:35

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Framallo | from app

#2

As a user of Poco I hope that, be that as it may, do not leave aside the thousands of people who bet on the brand in their day. Some of us prefer not to opt for custom rom at the moment ...
2019-07-22 15:32:17

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kooyeb | from Redmi Note 7

#3

It makes sense.
2019-07-22 15:48:43
even though i am now using the Poco F1 - i do not feel that i have to upgrade to a Poco F2 - in fact i want to step up to a Mi10 or Mi11 depending on when i am ready to get a better phone and what features those models offer so i wont cry if there are no other Poco branded phones
2019-07-22 16:45:03

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MartinACRT | from app

#5

will i still get updates if it discontinues ?
2019-07-22 16:54:29
MartinACRT replied at 2019-07-22 22:54:29
will i still get updates if it discontinues ?

you will keep getting MIUI updates and most likely android Q but no further android updates - but how important is that - will the phone not still work for making and receiving calls well enough even though you may not have the latest and greatest update?
2019-07-22 17:12:01

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I'm Azman | from Mi MIX 2S

#7

so sad to hear this. would be better if they continue with this brand
2019-07-22 17:33:27

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LAYLATALACKOVA | from Redmi Note 7

#8

redmi and mi only.  stable and beta globals only.  enough
2019-07-22 19:57:47

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JK44 | from MI 8

#9

too bad. I love the Poco brand
2019-07-22 20:54:43

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JK44 | from MI 8

#10

somehow. I don't like the k20 pro. the color choice for me I feel cheap. and the pop up camera just not my thing
2019-07-22 20:55:26
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