Surprising with a particularly low price, no smartphone maker can really do that. Poco is also taking a slightly new path.
Once he started out as a Pocophone and caused a stir with the F1, he was very easy going with the new smartphone brand for over a year. Now that fire has returned with a little lie and big goals. Little is the name communicated as of now, under which the Xiaomi brand should be successful all over the world and also in Europe. Although there was talk of independence months ago, the truth is that Chinese smartphones, which have long been known as Poco, are being marketed internationally.
Poco F2 Pro is actually a Redmi smartphone
With the return, Poco initially markets the Redmi smartphones under the new name. For the European market, the F2 Pro enters the race, known in China as Redmi K30 Pro. The hardware base is good in any case, but for a lower price we have to do without an above-average refresh rate. And the supposed flagship camera also lacks the usual optical image stabilization (OIS).
- 6.67-inch FHD + AMOLED display, 180 Hz touch recognition
- Snapdragon 865 processor, up to 8 GB LPPDR5 RAM
- up to 256GB storage (UFS 3.1)
- 64 MP main camera (IMX 686, 1 / 1.7 inch) + ultra wide angle, tele macro, depth sensor, 20 MP front camera (pop-up)
- 4700 mAH battery, 30 W fast charge, USB-C
- In-screen fingerprint sensor, infrared emitter, AUX, NFC, Bluetooth 5, Wifi 6, 5G
- 163.3 x 75.4 x 9mm, 218g
- Android 10 out of the box with Poco launcher and Google apps
Poco F2 Pro starts in an interesting price range
The F2 Pro with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage costs 499 euros. The Poco F2 Pro with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage is available for 599 euros. So that’s not a real price shock, although the current top processor with 5G is already strong for this price category. However, due to Xiaomi’s most recent pricing strategy, a real price shock was no longer to be expected; it must also face upwards.