Poco M2 Pro receives BIS certification, may reportedly be launched by mid-July
Poco M2 Pro could be priced under $262 and it is expected to run on Xiaomi's MIUI 11.
Last month, it was reportedly said that the phone would soon launch in India after it was spotted on the Wi-Fi alliance and Bluetooth SIG databases. The device was first found on Xiaomi India’s RF exposure page.
Now, Poco M2 Pro is said to have received the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification.
A tipster, Mukul Sharma, recently noticed the phone on the BIS site with the model number M2003J6CI. This is the same model number which was seen on Bluetooth SIG databases.
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) June 17, 2020
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Poco India General Manager C Manmohan hinted that their upcoming smartphone would be launched within the next 20-25 days.
The company earlier this month shared a teaser video confirming the launch of a new smartphone, which is expected to be Poco M2 Pro. However, Poco did not mention the model it was going to unveil.
With a dream of serving Indian consumers, @IndiaPOCO was born 2 years ago in Delhi, India.
We took ahead the #MakeInIndia initiative by making products and services that are crafted for India.
— #POCOForIndia (@IndiaPOCO) June 3, 2020
The teaser highlighted Poco’s dedication towards the Indian market. It mentioned the fact that the company was formed in India about two years ago and is making phones in India under the Indian government’s “Make in India” initiative.
The listing on Bluetooth SIG revealed that the phone would run on MIUI 11 and feature Bluetooth 5.0. Expected to come with dual-band Wi-Fi support and Android 10, declaration ID for M2 Pro was the same as of Redmi Note 9 models. Its “gram” kernel source code also matched with that of the Note 9 Pro.
The matching of source code and declaration ID gives rise to the speculation that it could be a rebranded version of Redmi Note 9 Pro.
Redmi Note 9 Pro will be available for purchase starting today at 12 pm on Amazon India, mi.com, Mi Home and Mi Studio stores.
POCO M2 Pro (4 GB RAM/64 GB) that retails at a selling price of Rs 12,999 will be available for Rs 11,999.
Poco M2 Pro houses a 5,000 mAh battery and offers up to 6 GB RAM and up to 128 GB internal storage.