After teasing its comeback on Twitter for a few days, Poco kicked off an online launch today and took the wraps off its second-generation smartphone: the Poco F2 Pro. The original Pocophone F1 has got a large fanbase and many have been eagerly waiting for a follow-up device which could be a toe-stepping flagship.
As suggested previously, the Poco F2 Pro is a repackaged Redmi K30 Pro for the global market, but we don’t mind, as long as it delivers on specs and affordability. The Poco F2 Pro ticks all the boxes, including a good battery life, display quality, design aesthetics, performance, and most importantly, price. Taking the tone of the event into consideration, Poco aims to challenge the OnePlus 8 series and the latest Galaxy S20 flagships by offering a big battery, optimised gaming performance and powerful chipset in an all-screen device.
First of all, there’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and Android 10 out of the box with the crowd-pleasing Poco Launcher 2.0. Mobile gamers will definitely appreciate the Liquid Cooling Technology 2.0 and a vapour chamber that covers 28% of the body, a 4,700 mAh large battery and 30W fast charging support. On top of that, Poco didn’t forget about 5G connectivity, an IR Blaster and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Poco F2 Pro has 92.7 per cent screen-to-body-ratio and features a 6.67-inch FHD AMOLED screen with HDR 10 support and 60Hz refresh rate. You won’t find any notches or camera cutouts in the display, because Poco have equipped the F2 Pro with a 20MP pop-up front camera which in our opinion is a perfect solution to maintain an all-screen look.
The rear quad camera has a Sony IMX686 64MP main lens, a 5MP camera that acts as both a telephoto and a macro lens. Additionally, there’s a 13MP 123-degrees ultra wide camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The new Night Mode 2.0 also looks like a decent low-light photography performer. Like all true flagships, the Poco F2 Pro offers 8K video recording.
Poco said that their new flagship will be available globally through their official website, and online retailers including Amazon, Aliexpress and Gearbest. If you want to get one for yourself, check the official site for updates as at the time of writing, the purchase option wasn’t available.
Despite higher price tag rumours, the Poco F2 Pro with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will cost 499 Euros and the 8GB of RAM 256GB of storage combination will cost 599 Euros. The UK pricing hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we expect it to not be very far off these numbers.
Cover image: Poco
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