Poco F1, a much liked phone by everyone for being the best value extractor. It’s well-received by the smartphone community, for providing flagship features at an unimaginable price. Though it’s next version was named as Poco X2, fans have been waiting for the same-name lineup, since years. And it’s here.
After months of leaks, the Xiaomi spin-off, Poco has finally unveiled the so-called Poco F2 Pro. This new smartphone has all the high-end specs to call itself a true flagship. Succeeding the much liked Poco F1, the Poco F2 Pro has real killer features to be the best gaming phone and marvelous camera lens of 8K video recording.
This was placed in a price segment that’s a challenge to budget flagships, we speculate it may not gain the expected pace as the market is already filled with Realme 6 Pro, OnePlus 8, and Redmi Note 9 Pro. Well, it’s until how we can react to it. So let’s see what it’s got.
Poco F2 Pro Specifications
Poco F2 Pro or Pocophone F2 Pro is best suitable for premium smartphone users. The phone is nothing but a rebranded version for Redmi K30 Pro which was released on March 27. Both the devices share the same Snapdragon 865 processor and Adreno 650 GPU.
Let’s jump right in to check what the Poco F2 Pro has got to entice us.
Poco F2 Pro has a 6.67″ FHD+ Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400p resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio. It goes full-length display with no notches but a punch-hole design and supports HDR 10+.
The screen has got a 60Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch response rate. It has a front and back glass panel made of Gorilla Glass 5. This is somewhat general, as flagships at this stage would go with even higher refresh rates display.
Processor and Storage
Poco F2 Pro is equipped with the Snapdragon’s latest chipset, 865 SoC, which also has Adreno 650 for graphics. The CPU is an octa-core processor with cores split accordingly for specific purposes. For example, there’s a single Kyro 585 Cortex-A-77 core for high performance like gaming, followed by three Kryo 585 Cortex-A77 cores for mediocre jobs and four Kryo 385 A55 cores for being efficient.
The handset has two memory variants as either 6GB RAM (LPDDR4X) or 8GB RAM (LPDDR5), with either 128GB or 256GB onboard UFS 3.1 storage. There are no external slot for expanding storage. The device runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 10, and could receive MIUI 12 soon.
Poco F2 Pro has a quad rear camera setup as 64-megapixel (f/1.9) Sony IMX686 primary sensor, a 13-megapixel (f/2.4) as ultrawide angular, a 5-megapixel (f/2.2) as telephoto lens and a 2-megapixel (f/2.4) as a depth sensor.
This setup is capable of dual stabilization, 8K video recording and 50mm macro photography. The front camera is a motorized pop-up lens of 20-megapixel, that can record slow motion with 120fps.
Battery and Connectivities
Poco F2 Pro has got a 4700 mAh battery with 30W Quick Charge 4+ delivered through USB Power Delivery 3.0. The company claims that device can charge the empty battery to full within an hour. Finally, it’s got an in-display fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth 5, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0, NFC and even an infrared port.
Other notables include liquid cooling technology with vapour Chambers, Game Turbo 3.0, Night Vision and Voice changers. It’s also Widevine L1 certified. There are Goodix’s smart audio amplifiers with high-power efficiency.
Poco F2 Pro Price and Availability
This handset will be available in four color variants as Electric Purple, Neon Blue, Phantom White, and Cyber Gray. While the 6GB/128GB version is priced at €499, the 8GB/256GB is priced at €599.
The global prices of this handset are different than of Europe, as the same phone will start from $499 via Gearbest, AliExpress starting today. This will soon be sold via other platforms as Lazada, Shopee, Amazon, Poco.net, JD Central, etc. And to note, it’s not available for India, yet.
So, if you’re an average smartphone follower, you should’ve realized what’s so picky about this F2 Pro by now. After all, it’s just the rebranded version of Redmi’s K30 Pro. It shares every feature of it, and still at the same price segment. It’s intriguing how Xiaomi is letting its offsprings fight against each other, just like Vivo and Oppo are doing. And we shall wait how the community receives it.
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