It’s coming back – the Poco F2 Pro is officially on its way. The official Twitter account is inviting everyone on the hype train. Meanwhile, the phone popped up on Gearbest with a promo page, participants in which will get a chance to win the phone for free and will enjoy early shipping.
This is more of a teaser, so it doesn’t give away the full details about the phone, but it does confirm that it will be based on the Redmi K30 Pro. It claims it will poses the “most powerful chipset” and shows off the Snapdragon logo (so an S865 chip) and promises a true “full screen” (without showing the pop-up camera that makes it possible).
The page listing mentions four cameras and shows off the round camera island, it also boasts about a large battery and fast charging without going into specifics. It does reveal a few things, though.
The Poco F2 Pro will be available with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage as standard with an 8/256GB option. There will be a choice of four colors: Purple, White, Grey and Blue.
Gearbest is hiding the price for now, but that leaked a few days ago – in Europe it will be €600 or €650, depending on local taxes. Also keep in mind that the 5G support will be dropped in some markets, which is likely another factor in the difference in base price.
That’s close to double the €330 price tag of the original. Even the Redmi K30 Pro itself is €500 or so (though its not readily available in the West). There's also the Poco X2, which is based on the vanilla K30 and is much more affordable.
The main problem is that yesterdays phones cost 1000e. Todays phones cost 1400e. It was the trend Apple invented. Then soon Samsung followed. Today top Android phone from Samsung costs 1400e. Then other OEM's started to follow this trend in a wierd w...
In all fairness, because this new "Poco" is a rebranded Redmi K30 pro, I think its is a much better parallel if we look at the pricing of the Redmi K20 pro (Mi 9T pro in Europe). We already had that same AMOLED screen, with the same kind of fingerpri...