Despite taking a year and a half to show signs of life after the Pocophone F1, the third brand of Xiaomi is still alive. It was last February when he presented a new Poco X2, and now he rises again to the technical high-end with the Pocophone F2 Pro.

This terminal recovers the great characteristics that made its great initial proposal stand out. This means in 2020 the best Qualcomm processor and 5G on board, which brings its price close to double what we saw two years ago. Something that already happened to the Xiaomi main line with the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro.

If the Pocophone X2 is the rehash of the Redmi K30 4G, the Pocophone F2 Pro picks up the baton of the Redmi K30 Pro. A variant with good powers, but that goes beyond the gross performance in its improvements over the standard K30.

Pocophone F2 Pro, the technical high-end is renewed two years later

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Compared to the original Pocophone F1, the Pocophone F2 Pro grows extensively on its screen, which it now reaches 6.7 inches diagonally, finally mounting on the OLED. Interestingly, it doesn’t retain its younger brother’s 120Hz refresh rate, and it stays at FullHD + resolution. Its brightness will reach 800 nits, with a peak capable of providing 1,200 nits.

In its design, the F2 Pro keeps the screen flat, but avoids both notch and on-screen punching for its front camera. Instead we find a retractable camera mechanism, in the style of the Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro, so well preserved, from 2019.

Advancing the hardware, the Pocophone F2 Pro features the Snapdragon 865, Qualcomm’s most advanced processor, which forces 5G connectivity on a chip aside. This is the most powerful cause after the price increase of this generation, although not the only one. That 5G will be complete, NSA –Non Standalone– and SA –Standalone–, although it is only used in the Sub-6 bands, leaving out the fastest mmWave. In fairness, it is also the furthest 5G frequency portion of your facility outside of the United States.

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They are accompanied by a second generation liquid cooling, as well as various memory versions, 6 or 8 GB, which will be LPDDR4X or the newest LPDDR5 depending on option. Similarly, in the most ambitious memory options we will find the UFS 3.1 standard, which will be a more than solvent UFS 3.0 in the most basic version.

Beyond the basics

Xiaomi releases a slight resistance to water, also for Poco

A couple of interesting details regarding Xiaomi and one of its cheapest lines. In the Pocophone F2 Pro we see a slight resistance to water and dust, with the IP53 certification, which we hardly see in the rest of its catalog. This will allow you to keep it safe in humid environments or under occasional oversight. The other is the presence of the latest local wireless connectivity standard, Wi-Fi 6.

Finally, we find a large battery according to size, with 4,700 mAh. Along with a fast charge of 30 W, Poco puts almost everything you need to endure the whole day in a comfortable way. Except for the wireless charge, of course, which it lacks.

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Along with the renewed liquid cooling system, Poco includes an interesting redesign, also in its haptic system. The built-in vibration motor now moves in the direction perpendicular to the screen. Thus, the brand promises that it will be more realistic in some effects such as when pressing the keyboard or in games.

Four cameras, which can be two

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On its back we see up to four cameras, in a star-shaped arrangement, unlike the Pocophone X2 that aligns them in its circular module. This comes with the Sony IMX 686 sensor from 64 MP and large size –1 / 1.7 inches. Its aperture is f / 1.7, and it has both electronic and optical stabilization.

In the rest of the sensors of the Pocophone F2 Pro we find a 13MP ultra wide angle, but no telephoto. Therefore, to equip this camera we will have to look at the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition, like the one launched in China along with the predecessor of this terminal.

Therefore, the most practical sensors on the back are over. The other two are a 2 MP depth sensor and a 5 MP macro camera, which Poco calls “telemacro.” Two sensors that perhaps we could do without in this type of already advanced ranges, and with results that are probably not up to the standards of other devices.

Data sheet and comparison: F2 Pro vs X2 and Pocophone F1

Pocophone F1
Pocophone X2
Pocophone F2 Pro
screen
6.2 “18.7: 9, IPS, FullHD + (1080p), 60Hz
6.7 “, LCD, FullHD + (1080p), 120Hz
6.7 “, OLED, FullHD + (1080p), 60 Hz
Size
75 x 156 mm
77 x 165 mm
75 x 163 mm
Thickness
8.8 mm
8.8 mm
8.9 mm
Weight
182 grams
208 grams
218 grams
SoC
Snapdragon 845, 10nm
Snapdragon 730G, 8nm
Snapdragon 865, 7nm
RAM
6, 8 GB
6, 8 GB
6.8GB LPDDR4X or LPDDR5
Memory
64, 128, 256 GB and microSD
64, 128, 256 GB and microSD
128, 256 GB UFS 3.0 or 3.1, micro SD
Main camera
12 MP f / 1.9 and prof. 5 MP
64 MP f / 1.9, wide 8 MP f / 2.2, depth 2 MP and 2 MP f / 2.4 macro
64 MP f / 1.7, wide 13 MP, prof. 2 MP and 5 MP macro
Frontal camera
20 MP f / 2.0, in notch
20 MP and prof. 2 MP
20 MP f / 3.4, retractable
Drums
4,000 mAh, fast charge 18W
4,500 mAh, 27W fast charge
4,700 mAh, 30W fast charge
Resist. the water


IP53
Biomet.
Rear fingerprint sensor
Side fingerprint sensor
Fingerprint sensor under display, optical
Connect
4G, Wi-Fi 5, BT 5.0, NFC, FM Radio, USB C, jack, GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou
4G, Wi-Fi 5, BT 5.0, NFC, FM Radio, IR Emitter, USB C, Jack, GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou
5G (Snapdragon X55, SA + NSA, 7.5 Gbps), Wi-Fi 6, BT 5.1, NFC, IR emitter, USB C, jack, GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou
System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Android 10
Android 10
Launch.
August 2018
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Official price
329, 399 euros
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Pocophone F2 Pro: launch, availability and price

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In short, the Pocophone F2 Pro has finally been presented at an international event. However, its prices have not yet been confirmed, nor has its launch date in markets such as Spain or Mexico, or its official price. We will update this page when official information is available.

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