POCO is making its redemption into the smartphone market with its upcoming POCO F2 Pro.The company is renowned for manufacturing inexpensive smartphones with cutting-edge features, and the POCO F2 Pro is no exception.
POCO rose to prominence with their flagship smartphone, POCO F1. However, soon after, the company went “MIA” until today. After a wait of almost a year, the company is back with a new smartphone! Earlier today, POCO released their upcoming POCO F2 Pro with promising specifications.
You might be acquainted with the design of POCO F2 Pro; that is because it is a re-brand of the Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro. It may not be deceitful of POCO to re-brand another smartphone since the Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro is an exceptional device, as per its hardware specifications.
The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, which supported by the upcoming 5G connectivity. POCO has manufactured two variants for the phone; one being 6 GB LPDDR4X + 128 GB UFS 3.0 and the other being 8 GB LPDDR5 + 256 GB UFS 3.1. Moreover, the phone arrives in 4 vibrant colour-variants; Neon Blue, Phantom White, Electric Purple and Cyber Grey.
Unfortunately, it seems that the company has decided to avoid the trend of a high refresh-rate screen, with the POCO F2 Pro having only a 60 Hz screen.
As for the camera, the devicehas a primary 64MP Sony IMX686 camera, with a 1/1.7” sensor, 0.8 μm pixels pre-binning, and dual-stabilization through EIS and OIS. Additionally, it also supports HEIF image format and 8K video-recording. There’s also a 13MP ultra wide-angle camera sensor alongside a 2MP depth-sensor, and a 5MP tele-macro camera. The secondary camera is a 20MP pop-up camera that is capable of shooting slow-motion selfies at 120 FPS.
One of the noteworthy features of the phone was LiquidCool Technology 2.0, which is said to be the “next-generation cooling”. Other features include Goodix’s optical under-display fingerprint scanner and smart audio-amplifiers.
163.3 x 75.4 x 8.9 mm
6.67″ FHD+ AMOLED
180 Hz touch response-rate
Maximum brightness of 800 nits, peak brightness of 1200 nits
Support for HDR10+
No-notch display, with a pop-up selfie-camera
Corning™ Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)
SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 865:
1x Kryo 585 (ARM Cortex-A77-based) Prime core @ 2.84GHz
FRONT: 20MP (pop-up camera, with slow-motion selfies)
8K video-recording (7680 x 4320)
Support for 5G connectivity,
Super Bluetooth (Bluetooth 5.1),
IP53 water and dust resistance,
Game Turbo 3.0,
POCO F2 Price & Release Date In Pakistan:
Thesmartphone will be available in 2 variants, with the base-variant starting at only €499(≈ PKR 87,000) and other at €599 (≈ PKR 104,000). As of now, the phone is only available at Gearbest and AliExpress, but it will available on other websites, such as POCO.net and Amazon, soon.
It is still unknown whether the smartphone will be arriving to Pakistan. However, considering the eminence of the POCO F1 in the country, we can anticipate that POCO won’t miss out on Pakistan.