Poco F2 Pro launched globally : Price, Specs and Full Details
Xiaomi’s first flagship killer Pocophone F1 was launched in August 2018 and quickly gained huge popularity, thanks to a successful combination of flagship specification and relatively affordable price. And now after two years of expectations and after presenting a mid-range Poco X2 (rebranded Redmi K30 4G) the Poco sub-brand is alive again with the launch of long-awaited successor of F1 in the form of Poco F2 Pro.
The Poco F1 was regarded as “Master of Speed” and Xiaomi sold over 1.64 million units worldwide. Out of it, the company managed to sell around half of that share alone in the Indian market. It was quite an achievement for a new brand like Xiaomi to come up with a new product like Poco F1 and make it a global hit overnight, which of course, propelled the Chinese tech giant to further fame.
Fast Forward to 2020, Poco is now an independent brand spun-off from Xiaomi in India. In January Xiaomi turned Poco into a standalone brand and let it operate on it’s own in price sensitive markets like India. Hence, Poco has now a separate team to focus on it’s future devices and marketing strategies.
As expected, the global Poco F2 Pro is an exact replica of the existing Redmi K30 Pro 5G, which was released in China in the month of March. Hence, all leaked preliminary data about this device, including it’s higher prices compared to it’s predecessor, are now fully confirmed.
The Poco F2 Pro as mentioned above, is a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro 5G and the highlights of the device include – Snapdragon 865 chipset with advanced cooling and 5G support, full view display without any notches or cutouts, pop-up camera, LPDDR5 RAM , UFS 3.1 storage, 64 MP AI Quad setup Camera, Wi-Fi 6 and 4700 mAh battery with 30W fast charging.
Poco F2 Pro Full Specifications
At the front, the Poco F2 Pro sports a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED panel that delivers an FHD+ (1,080×2,400) resolution, 1200 nits peak brightness, HDR 10+ certification and 20:9 aspect ratio. The display incorporates a fingerprint scanner for security. The handset comes with Gorilla Glass protection on both front and back.
Due to technological glitches suffered recently by Oneplus and Samsung on their high refresh rate displays, Poco may have abandoned the 120Hz high-refresh rate IPS LCD display. As a result, the Poco F2 Pro features a conventional 60Hz panel – which is AMOLED. The panel does support a touch sampling rate of 180Hz though.
The Poco F2 Pro also features a flagship processor as it’s predecessor, the device is equipped with Snapdragon 865 as it’s powerhouse. The 7nm process technology delivers a 25% performance boost, improving graphic rendering, while lowering the power consumption.
The device is equipped with the latest LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 flash storage boosts operation speeds, greatly decreasing loading times and facilitating multi-tasking. In addition, the reduced power consumption will improve and extend battery life. The device is initially launched with 6GB RAM(LPDDR4X) and 128 GB(UFS 3.1) of internal storage which can’t be further expanded. Shortly after launch the device will also be available in 8GB RAM(LPDDR5) and 256 GB(UFS 3.1) storage configuration.
The 5G enabled smartphone also features a LiquidCool 2.0 technology and a “Super VC” vapor chamber that will allow for improved cooling.With a multi-layer liquid cooling process and one of the largest vapor chambers in the industry coverıng 28% of the body, the CPU temperature can be reduced by 14°C.
Speaking of the camera, the Poco F2 Pro has the quad rear camera setup that consists of a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 primary sensor with f/1.89 aperture, 5-megapixel telemacro shooter with f/2.2 aperture, 13-megapixel wide-angle snapper with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
According to Poco, the Poco F2 Pro is the only smartphone to feature industry’s first Telemacro lens with support for autofocus and can capture twice as much as detail from it’s 5 megapixel lens.
The phone also has the 20-megapixel pop-up selfie camera that comes with support for HEIF image format to save storage space by upto 40 percent.
During the online presentation, Poco also showed Poco F2 Pro score on Antutu Benchmark where it clearly outpaces flagships from rival companies like Samsung and OnePlus. The Poco F2 Pro scored 589,983 points against Oneplus 8 Pro (575,213) and Samsung Galaxy S20+ (526,273).
The smartphone also comes with Widevine L1 certification, which allows to stream contents in HD on multiple platforms such as Youtube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and many other.
For connectivity, options on the phone include Dual-mode 5G (SA/NSA), 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Besides, the phone packs a 4,700mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging.
The Poco F2 Pro runs Android 10-based MIUI 11 software with custom Poco Launcher 2.0 out of the box. Despite being an independent brand the company still relies on MIUI11 user interface from it’s once a parent company Xiaomi.
The phone comes in four colour options – Cyber Grey, Electric Purple, Phantom White and Neon Blue.
The smartphone packs a powerful hardware specifications and is offered at a below premium price range and is set to compete against the likes of OnePlus 8 and Realme X50.
The phone also comes with Z-axis linear motor for improved haptic feedback, an IR blaster, and IP53 splash resistance.
Poco F2 Pro Price in Nepal
The Poco F2 Pro has been launched globally at various markets and will be available from online stores such as Amazon, Poco.net, Lazada, Shopee, JD Central, Gearbest, AliExpress and more.
The Poco F2 Pro price is set at € 499 (roughly Rs. 65,200) for the base 6GB 128GB storage variant, while its 8GB + 256GB storage option carries a price tag of € 599 (Rs 78,260).
- Poco F2 Pro 6GB/128GB: Euros 499 (roughly NRs 65,200)
- Poco F2 Pro 8GB/256GB: Euros 599 (roughly NRs 78,260)
Poco F2 Pro Specifications
|Poco F2 Pro|
|Chipset||7-nm Snapdragon 865: 8 cores (1X Kryo 585, frequency 2.84 GHz; 3 x Kryo 585, frequency 2.42 GHz; 4 X Kryo 585, frequency 1.8 GHz) GPU Adreno 650, Dual-mode 5G modem Snapdragon X55, supporting speeds 2.92 Gbps downlink, Wifi 6 : 9.6 Gbps|
|Display||6.67 inches AMOLED, 20:9, 2400×1080
FullHD, refresh rate frequency 60 Hz (Touch Sampling Rate – 180 Hz), Peak brightness 800 kd/m2, DC Dimming (eliminates flickering at low brightness and reduces the load on users’ eyes), HDR10 support, TUV Rheinland certificate, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on front and rear
|Ram||6GB (LPDDR4X) or 8GB (LPDDR5)|
|Flash memory||128/256 GB (UFS 3.1)|
|Main camera||Quad Setup Camera:
-64 MP (1/1.72, 0.8 microns), F/1.9, 26 mm (main camera), PDAF
-13 MP (1/4.0, 1.12 microns), F/2.4, 123 (super-wide)
-5 MP, F/2.2, 50mm, (tele-macro)
-2 MP, F/2.4 (depth sensor)
Features: Video recording 8K (24 fps)/ 4K (60 fps), Pro-mode, Timelapse (4K, 30 fps), ShootSteady video, side-effect video, night mode 2.0, Vlog mode, cinematic mode
|Front-facing camera||Retractable module built into the upper face: sensor 20 MP (1/3.4,” 0.8 microns)
-Supports slow-motion video 120 fps
-A multicolored LED indicator for events and notifications
|Fingerprint scanner||In-Display Fingerprint Reader|
|SIM cards||2 nano-SIM|
|Wireless modules||Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.1, Dual-band GPS, NFC and Infrared port, Super Bluetooth and Multilink support|
|Battery||4700 mAh, support for fast wired charging up to 30 w (100% in 63 minutes), Super Charge 33W bundled|
|Operating system||POCO Launcher 2.0 ; Android 10 , MIUI 11|
|Body colours||Grey, Purple, White and Blue|