Poco has launched its community app called Poco Community in India. Poco was separated from Xiaomi last year, and the company says the new platform is designed to bring together enthusiasts who stand for the Poco brand under one roof to get their feedback on ongoing developments. Interestingly, the launch of Poco Community comes almost a year after the government banned Xiaomi’s Mi Community in the country. This was among the 59 applications that were banned in India last year.
To start the Poco Community, Little India there is started accepting applications for its beta access in the country. It requires users to provide information such as their full name, date of birth and email ID. The brand also requires details of the Twitter handle, as well as Facebook and Instagram accounts of people who want to join its community.
Once the details are presented, Poco will ask a few questions to understand the candidates’ knowledge of the brand. However, the choice seems to be at the discretion of the brand.
Poco did not provide any details on when exactly the community forum for successful candidates will be launched. It is also unclear whether the company will provide any early access to its software updates or future messages through its community – something similar to what Xiaomi offers through its Mi Community.
While detailing surprisingly separation from Xiaomi last year, the CEO of Little India C Manmohan confirmed on Gadgets 360 for plans to create a community like this Xiaomi had in the country until June last year. The community approach will help the brand spread its awareness among young smartphone users. This may be in line with the way competitors are involved Realme and OnePlus promote their proposals through specialized community forums.
Xiaomi was one of the first companies to introduce the community forum model and transform its loyal customer base into Mi fans. However, the government directly influenced this model ban on Mi Community in the country. Shortly after the ban, telecoms and app stores limited Indian users from access to Mi community ap. The Chinese company also eventually decided to deactivate the application due to the restriction.
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