Xiaomi is working on a midrange phone under the Poco brandmerk

The Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is working on a mid-range phone that should be released under the name Poco M2 Pro. The brand name is known from the Pocophone F1, while the manufacturer already announced that it would use the brand name again.

The name can be seen on an archived version of a page on Xiaomi’s Indian site, but the manufacturer has since removed the reference. According to XDA-Developers, the code name is Gram and that name also appears in the firmware of the Redmi Note 9 Pro with Snapdragon 720G-soc. As a result, it seems that the Poco M2 Pro will be a variant of the Redmi Note 9 Pro or at least have a soc compatible with Snapdragon 720G.

Xiaomi first used the Poco brand name with the Pocophone F1 from 2018, but did not give that phone a direct successor; the Mi 9T and 9T Pro from 2019 are considered unofficial successors to the device. Xiaomi then gave the reason for not using the Poco name again that it did not want to use too many brand names. There have been rumors for months about the Poco F2, which would be a variant of the Redmi K30 Pro. The manufacturer also previously announced the Poco X2.