Angus Kai Ho Ng shared the tweet with hashtag ‘#POCOcomingsoon’, directly mentioning the OnePlus Nord. This suggests that the new Poco smartphone will likely target the same market as the OnePlus Nord. While the tweet does not reveal any more information, the Poco Global account replied to it, jokingly confirming the existence of an upcoming smartphone.
As of now, there is no information available on the upcoming phone, except that it is “coming soon.” It is possible that this new phone comes as a rebranded version of an existing Xiaomi smartphone, or a new phone all together.
Talking about what this phone is targeting, the OnePlus Nord is scheduled to go on sale in India beginning tomorrow, August 6. It will be available in two configurations namely 8GB + 128GB priced at Rs. 27,999 and 12GB + 256GB priced at Rs. 29,999. The 6GB + 64GB variant will go on sale in India later in September and is priced at Rs. 24,999. The upcoming Poco smartphone can be expected to have similar pricing.
Another competitor in this space would be the newly announced Pixel 4a that will be available in India in October. As of now, Google has not shared pricing for the country, but the phone launched in the US for $349 (roughly Rs. 26,100).
Is Nord the iPhone SE of the OnePlus world? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.