The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (launched in 2018) gained a lot of popularity and sales particularly in India because it sported a flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC and a decent camera for a Rs. 21,000 ($300 US) mid-range launch price. The long-awaited successor to this “flagship killer”- The Poco F2 Pro has been in the news lately and the global launch date has now been confirmed by the company. The Poco F2 will be launched globally on 12 May 2020 at 14:00 in Madrid, Spain.
News of the launch date surfaced when tipster Sudhanshu Ambhore shared a tweet that revealed the launch date of the Poco F2 Pro.
Following this leak, Poco officially revealed the launch date of Poco F2 the following day on May 7,2020.
The Poco F2 Pro is expected to be the rebranded version of the Redmi K30 Pro (which was launched in China in March of this year). We therefore expect the F2 Pro specifications to be similar to the K30 Pro.
Speaking of specs, the Poco F2 Pro will be powered by the flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC and 6/8 GB of RAM. The phone will be sporting a 6.67-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla 5. This display will offer a peak brightness of 1,200 nits. This means that the F2 Pro will have the support for HDR10+. The battery capacity will be 4700 mAh with rumored 30W fast charging support. The F2 Pro will feature a quad camera setup on the back-64MP Primary, 13MP Wide Angle, 5MP Macro & a 2MP depth sensor. The front camera will be a 20MP sensor. The Poco F2 Pro is going to be a 4G smartphone which, given the price point, is very understandable. Also, 5G is not yet available in all countries, so it is a good step to keep the cost of this device low.
The Poco F2 Pro will be available in 2 storage variants-
- 6GB of RAM & 128GB storage
- 8GB of RAM & 256GB storage
Leaks reported that the base variant of Poco F2 Pro will be priced at EUR 570 (approximately Rs. 48,000). Although we expect Xiaomi to price this device much lower in India. Leaks have also confirmed that F2 Pro would be available in 4 colour variants- White, Red, Grey & Blue.