POCO F2 Pro global launch event is happening on 12th May
The POCO F2 Pro is going to be a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro, which doesn’t surprise anyone after the POCO X2. But what’s surprising is that it might be launched outside of India first, despite POCO being an India-based brand. The POCO X2 was not made available in any country other than India, which makes this strategy all the more unexpected. The POCO F2 Pro is launching in Madrid, Spain on 12th May.
Hey POCO Fans, hit ❤️ ⁰now if you want to experience the simplicity of life powered by innovations that truly matter.
— POCO (@POCOGlobal) May 7, 2020
With that said, earlier rumors have pointed to the POCO F2 Pro being a global offering, while the Redmi K30 Pro will be offered in India without getting rebranded. Why did Xiaomi decide to do this definitely eludes me, but I don’t really mind as that means I can own a POCO once again. But it might not be as easy this time around.
Instead of the POCOPHONE F1’s amazingly affordable price tag, the POCO F2 Pro with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage has been leaked to be priced from €649 (~RM3029), which after accounting for Portugal’s private copy levy should result in the device being offered at around €599 (~RM2796). That’s nearly double that of the POCOPHONE F1’s launch price of just €329 (~RM1536). That’s also a pretty far cry from the Redmi K30 Pro’s pricing when it was launched in China.
POCO F2 Pro Specs
- Snapdragon 865, octa-core up to 2.84 GHz, 7nm
- Up to 8GB LPDDR5 RAM
- Up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
- 6.67″ FHD+ AMOLED display, HDR10+, 1200-nits peak brightness
- 64MP Sony IMX 686 + 13MP ultra-wide + 5MP telephoto macro + 2MP depth sensor
- 20MP selfie camera
- 4700 mAh battery, 33W Fast Charging
- 6GB+128GB: 2999 CNY (~RM1878)
8GB+128GB: 3399 CNY (~RM2129)
8GB + 256GB: 3699 CNY (~RM2316)
The POCO F2 Pro is expected to go head to head against the realme X50 Pro 5G, which would be an interesting match up to see. Anyway, with the launch just five days away, just stay tuned for all your questions to be answered!
Pokdepinion: I do hope that it will be offered here in Malaysia…