Xiaomi’s Redmi K30 smartphone was recently launched in the Indian market as POCO X2. Thus, it was being rumored that the Redmi K30 Pro could get launched as the POCO F2 smartphone. However, the brand’s general manager denied the reports.
Soon after C Manmohan, General Manager of the POCO brand said that the POCO F2 won’t be the rebranded version of Redmi K30 Pro, it was reported that the Redmi K30 Pro will get launched as the POCO F2 Pro. Ahed of the launch, the upcoming smartphone’s pricing details have leaked online.
It seems that the POCO F2 Pro will not be limited to the Indian market and will also get launched in the European market as the phone’s pricing has been leaked online. As per the report, the smartphone is expected to start at €649 in Portugal.
While the base model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is reportedly priced at €649, the top-end model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage is said to be priced at €749. However, the report adds that the pricing in other European regions will be lower than the pricing in Portugal because of the ‘private copy fee’ in the country.
Since the POCO F2 Pro will be a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro, the device will feature a pop-up front-facing camera for a notch-less display design and a circular quad-camera module on the back. The phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core chipset.
It will feature a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display with 2400 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, a 20MP front-facing snapper, a quad-camera setup on the back that consists of a 64MP primary sensor, a 13MP super wide-angle lens, a 5MP telephoto lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The phone will be powered by a 4,700mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
Now, it remains to be the seen what the company has planned for the POCO F2, which will be act as the successor to the POCO F1. While not much information is available about the upcoming POCO F2 series, we expect the company to launch these devices as early as next month. It will also be interesting to see how Xiaomi positions the POCO brand and Redmi K-series given that both fall within the same price segment.
Assuming the POCO F2 Pro is a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro, we expect the design and specifications to be similar between the two devices. The smartphone may sport a 6.67-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display. The Redmi K30 Pro offers a 60Hz refresh rate, which could be the same for the POCO F2 Pro, or the brand may bump it up to 90Hz/120Hz to keep up with expectations.
The POCO F2 Pro is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset with 5G support. This will be paired with up to 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB internal storage. The smartphone could come with a 64MP quad camera setup that includes a Sony IMX686 primary sensor, a 5MP telephoto lens, a 13MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor. MIUI 12 is expected out of the box and the phone should house a 4,700mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. There is no word yet on the POCO F2 Pro launch date and availability. We also have no information on whether the company plans to launch a non-Pro POCO F2 model.