POCO Posts on XDA

[Update: Certification Listings] The POCO M2 Pro may be another POCO smartphone with a mid-range processor

Shortly after the launch of the POCO X2 earlier this year, we learned that a new POCO phone was in the works. However, we knew it to be a flagship device called the POCO F2 Pro which would essentially be a rebranded version of the Redmi K30 Pro. But we now have evidence to believe...

Xiaomi Launches MIUI 12 with Focus on Privacy and UI Improvements

Smartphone manufacturers rely on custom Android skins to offer a tailored experience to their users. While there's a variety of Android overlays – thanks to the customizable nature of Android – there are a few that most users can recall off the top of their heads. Xiaomi's MIUI is definitely one of them and is...

Xiaomi’s new “Magic Clone” MIUI Camera feature arrives in the latest MIUI 12 beta

Last month, Xiaomi launched the Mi 10 Youth Edition in China with several camera-related quirks up its sleeve. One of the highlights of the camera setup is the periscopic zoom sensor that allows 5x optical and up to 50x digital zoom. Besides the advanced quad-camera setup on the mid-ranger, Xiaomi also introduced some new camera...

[Update: POCO Pop Buds] POCO is working on its own truly wireless earphones

Audiophiles may not like the recent trend of omitting the headphone jacks from flagship smartphones, but the practice certainly boosts the sale of truly wireless earbuds. Chipmakers, such as Qualcomm and Samsung have invested heavily in improving the battery life as well as the audio quality of the next-gen TWS earbuds. The potential of the...

POCO F2 Pro with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 launches globally, starting at €499

The POCO brand had a very promising start in the form of the POCO F1. This device managed to awe value chasers by providing flagship-like performance at a small fraction of that price. Despite the popularity of the POCO F1, POCO went missing from the smartphone space for more than a year. But the brand...

POCO X2 Development Update 2: AOSP Custom ROMs are flourishing

Xiaomi's sub-brand POCO made a comeback earlier this year with the launch of a new mid-range device called the POCO X2 (review). Shortly after its launch, POCO sent out a couple of units of the POCO X2 to custom ROM and kernel developers in a bid to kickstart third-party development for the device. Developers on our...

POCO F2 Pro to be launched globally on May 12

Xiaomi's sub-brand POCO stunned smartphone enthusiasts around the world with its first smartphone – the POCO/Pocophone F1. This barebones flagship killer appeased the users who demanded excellent performance while compromising on other things including display or charging. The XDA Forums for the device are abundant with custom ROMs, recoveries, and mods, thanks to the factor...

Google Play hints the Redmi K30 Pro will be rebranded as the POCO F2 Pro, but maybe not in India

Xiaomi, through its sub-brand Redmi, recently announced the Redmi K30 Pro as the follow-up to last year's Redmi K20 Pro. While it got rid of a few features we saw in the regular Redmi K30, such as the 120Hz display, it made up for it with the latest and greatest Snapdragon 865 processor, an AMOLED...

CarbonROM, BlissROMs, and AOSiP custom ROMs are now available for the POCO X2

Following the launch of the POCO X2 (review) in India, the company sent out a couple of units of the device to custom ROM and kernel developers. The idea behind the move was to help kickstart third-party development for the device and our first custom development roundup revealed that it's been a massive success. Developers...

OEMs are raising prices of smartphones in India following a tax increase

India is one of the most competitive markets for smartphone brands. Before the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on commercial activities, India was the only positively growing smartphone market in the world. The sheer number of smartphone users (about 400 million) and the huge potential to onboard a larger number of new users has drawn...

POCO X2 Custom Development Update: Paranoid Android, arter97 kernel, Google Camera port, more

Earlier this year in January, Xiaomi India set up POCO as an independent brand and, shortly thereafter, the newly-formed brand launched the POCO X2 into the market. Since the POCO F1 was quite a big hit among custom ROM enthusiasts and developers alike, POCO sent out a couple of units of the new POCO X2...

MIUI Camera code suggests the Redmi K30 Pro may launch in India under the POCO brand

Xiaomi originally spun off Redmi as an independent brand to focus on the budget segment. However, they are already vying for a share in the flagship segment, thanks to the recently launched Redmi K30 Pro (code-name "lmi") and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition (code-name "lmipro"). We even stumbled upon the names of the phone duo quite...