(Update, May 12: POCO is officially back! Read POCO F2 Pro now official. Price, specs, availability here.)
The company will hold a virtual global launch event May 12, and many expect this to mark the debut of the POCO F2 Pro, or Pocophone F2 Pro. POCO’s second-generation product has been in the rumor mill since last year, but nothing official has come out yet.
Hey POCO Fans, hit ❤️ ⁰now if you want to experience the simplicity of life powered by innovations that truly matter.— POCO (@POCOGlobal) May 7, 2020
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Tweet revealing the date of POCO’s global launch — or relaunch, as we’d like to call it
The POCO F2 might also launch alongside the Pro variant. The POCO M2 Pro, supposedly an India-exclusive midrange device powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, could be revealed as well.
So far, the only other POCO phone on the market besides the Pocophone F1 — as it’s called in the Philippines — is the POCO X2, which arrived earlier this year, but is essentially a rebranded Redmi K30.
Recent leaks suggest the F2 Pro will be a rebadged Redmi K30 Pro for global markets, so expect flagship specs and features at an affordable price point.
Speaking to a source familiar with the company’s plans, tech website 91mobiles has speculated the price of the base POCO F2 Pro ahead of the May 12 event.
The 6GB RAM/128GB variant will reportedly sell for €570 (around P31,082 or $615), which is in line with the phone’s price leak for the Portuguese market, where it will start at €649 (P35,398 or $700). Take note that prices in Portugal are slightly higher compared to most other markets because of the country’s private copy tax.
Rumors suggest the F2 Pro will sport a 6.67-inch OLED screen with a 60Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling. It won’t have a notch or a punch hole; instead, it has a pop-up camera for selfies.
Inside, the phone reportedly packs a 5G-capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage, and a 4,700mAh battery with 33-watt fast charging.
The rear-facing camera system will likely feature a 64-megapixel sensor, as well as dedicated lenses for ultra wide, macro, and bokeh. Moving on to the front camera, the sensor in the pop-up module could be 20 megapixels.
As for color options, the POCO F2 Pro is expected to arrive in blue, gray, purple, and white colors, just like the Redmi K30 Pro.
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