Xiaomi has put all rumors to rest as they launch the much-awaited Poco F2 Pro. All rumors and leaks were pointing the phone to be a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro, and we must say it’s basically the same phone.
The phone brings the latest Snapdragon 865 chipset with Qualcomm’s X55 modem for 5G support, has a 4,700mAh battery that supports 30W wired fast charging support, and offers a quad-camera setup.
About that camera, its crown jewel is a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary snapper with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) alongside a 13MP ultrawide sensor, a 5MP macro lens which also acts as a telephoto camera, and a 2MP depth module. Also, it does have support for 8K video recording, much like other flagships from 2020.
The pop-up mechanism, at the front, holds a 20MP selfie camera. By looking at it, we can see that the phone borrows almost all of its camera hardware from the Redmi K30 Pro. Nonetheless, it’s still an upgrade over the Poco F1, which had a somewhat okay camera.
Similar to the K30 Pro, this one also has a 6.67-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution and HDR10. Unfortunately, the refresh rate is also limited to just 60Hz, which is quite disappointing, mainly when brands like Realme have been pushing devices with high refresh rates lately.
On the software front, the handset boots on Poco Launcher 2.0 layered on top of Android 10. Xiaomi says that the launcher will offer standout features like app search bar at the bottom, dark mode, and automatic app grouping by category.
Other noticeable features include 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, IR blaster, in-display fingerprint scanner, Z-axis linear motor for enhanced haptic feedback, and IP53 splash resistance.
The Poco F2 Pro goes on sale for a starting price of €499 (~$542/NPR 65,000) for the 6GB/128GB variant, while the 8GB/256GB variant will cost €599 (~$650/NPR 78,000). Shipping starts globally from today via Gearbest and AliExpress with more partners yet to be announced. There’s no word of availability of the phone in Nepal.