POCO, a brand that spun out of Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi earlier this year, today launched the POCO F2 Pro smartphone as it kickstarts its new journey as an independent firm.
The POCO F2 Pro, like its maiden Pocophone F1 smartphone, punches above its price class. It features an all-screen 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display (with 2400 × 1080 screen resolution), in-screen fingerprint scanner, support for 5G, quad-core rear camera setup, and a pop-up front camera that quietly tucks away when not in use. It also features a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The smartphone, which comes in two variants: one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage that is priced at €499 (roughly $540), and the other that features 8GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage that costs €599 (roughly $650). Both the variants run Android 10 and are going on sale globally starting Tuesday through Gearbest and Aliexpress e-commerce sites. The company said it will begin selling the phone on Amazon, Lazada, Shopee, Poco.net, and others in the coming weeks.
The dual-SIM card supported smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship octa-core Snapdragon 865 processor coupled with Adreno 650GPU. It has what it claims to be the largest vapor chamber to support LiquidCool, a technology that keeps the device cool even when high-end processor intensive operations such as games are being played.
On the camera front, the POCO F2 Pro features a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, which serves as the primary camera, with 13MP ultra wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro and one 2MP depth sensor. The pop-up camera, that serves as the selfie sensor, is a 20MP lens.
The POCO F2 Pro, which comes in Neon Blue, Electric Purple, Cyber Grey, Phantom White, houses a 4,700mAh battery with support for fast charging and ships with a 33W charger in the box.
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