What you need to know
- The POCO F2 Pro is finally official.
- Just as expected, the POCO F2 Pro is based on the Redmi K30 Pro.
- It has been priced at just $499 and will go on sale in select markets starting later today.
POCO today launched its second flagship smartphone at a global launch event held online. Unsurprisingly, the POCO F2 Pro is not an all-new device but a rebadged version of the Redmi K30 Pro. The standard Redmi K30 was rebadged and launched as the POCO X2 in the Indian market in February this year.
The POCO F2 Pro comes with a 6.67-inch AMOLED FHD+ AMOLED display featuring a 180Hz touch sampling rate, but lacks a high-refresh-rate option. While the POCO X2 offers a 120Hz refresh rate, the F2 Pro has a 60Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it runs on Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 865 chipset with LiquidCool Technology 2.0, paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
On the back of the phone is a quad-camera array with a 64MP primary sensor, a 5MP "telemacro" lens, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle shooter, and a 2MP depth sensor. The 5G-enabled phone also offers a 20MP motorized pop-up selfie camera, an IR blaster, Wi-Fi 6 support, and a 4,700mAh battery with 30W fast charging. On the software side of things, the POCO F2 Pro will ship with Android 10 out of the box.
POCO has priced the F2 Pro at €499/$499 for the 6GB/128GB version and €599/$599 for the 8GB/256GB storage version. It comes in four color options: Neon Blue, Phantom White, Electric Blue, and Cyber Grey. POCO says the phone will be available to order online in select markets via Gearbest (opens in new tab) and a few other online retailers starting today.
POCO F2 Pro
Just like its predecessor, the POCO F2 Pro offers fantastic value for money. The phone features a gorgeous 6.67-inch AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 865 chipset, and 64MP quad rear cameras.
- $499 at GearBest (opens in new tab)
where can i buy one. Im in the US.
As expected is a rebranded K30 Pro 100 euros more expensive. For similar price than this Poco F2 (K30 Pro) you can buy the K30 Pro Zoom with telephoto and OIS in the main camera. You can also buy the Vivo IQ00 3 both better phones at almost the same price with SD865. If you want a flagship killer price like Pocophone F1... then Vivo iQ00 Z1 that will arrive in few days cost only 325 euros. With the Dimensity 1000+ SoC. Still to be seen what Asus and Lenovo can release in the future. So before buy this rebranded overpriced phone, better consider better alternatives from their own parents or other brands. Also today you still can find a Galaxy S10 5G for 431 euros online or in stores cleaning stock with is also, in my eyes, a lot better phone overall.
"The most affordable Snapdragon 865-powered phone yet." Guess the $400 IQOO Neo 3 doesn't exist anymore.
Just get the OnePlus 7T, it's a better phone than will the phones people are talking about on here including the Pocophone F2 with the only except that the 7T is powered by the older but still powerful Snapdragon 855+ and can be had for cheaper than the Pocophone F2 and with much better software too.
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