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Xiaomi Pocophone F2 and F2 Plus: the most likely release date and specs preview

ByGB Blog Official 2018-11-19 50202

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 was the first smartphone released by Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO. But that's now what makes it special for the end consumers. What does make it special is the fact that it's the world's cheapest smartphone coming with the prime Snapdragon 845 processor. Naturally, this has made the phone an instant bestseller among budget conscious consumers. However, the company is not planning to stop here as we await the announced releases of the Pocophone F2 and F2 Plus. What upgrades will the new phones have and will they remain the cheapest high spec smartphones on the market? Let's try to find out.

Xiaomi Pocophone F2 concept model


Xiaomi Pocophone F2 and F2 Plus: release date

The launch of the Xiaomi Pocophone F2 and F2 Plus is expected in the second quarter of 2019. The first country to see the new phone will, most probably, be India, closely followed by Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and other Asian countries.

 

Xiaomi Pocophone F1

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 6.18 inch 4G Phablet Global Version 6+128GB - SLATE BLUE
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Xiaomi Pocophone F2: main specs

We collect some latest and reliable news about the main specs of Xiaomi Pocophone F2.


CPU

One of the main highlights of the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is the phones speedy Snapdragon 845 processor. Will the new Xiaomi Pocophone F2 model also sport a high-end processor? Most probably, yes. Initially, it was rumored that the Poco F2 will come with the Snapdragon 855. However, it has since been specified that the new phone will probably sport the Snapdragon 8150 instead. The chip scored an impressive 362,292 points on AnTuTu overtaking the Apple’s A12 Bionic. Taking into account that this is a budget smartphone, it's needless to say that a high-end processor remains the key selling point of the Poco F2.


RAM and ROM

It's still uncertain what configurations the new Pocophone F2 will come with. There probably will be the versions with of 6GB + 64GB and 8GB + 128GB. There might also be the economical option of 4GB with 64GB of internal storage.


Cameras

A lot of rumors surround the upcoming Pocophone F2’s cameras. Based on the concept video of the phone, a number of users got the impression that the phone may come with a triple camera setup. However, according to the majority of experts, this is highly unlikely. The Pocophone F2 is primarily a budget smartphone and will, most probably, not feature any additional high-end elements apart from the processor. We, thus, expect the phone to come with a decent but not the best cameras on the market. It is speculated that the Poco F2 will come with a 16MP front camera housed in the teardrop notch (that is also predicted as part of the improved design). There may be a 16MP + 5MP rear camera - but there is not much information available on the rear cam at this point.


Battery

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 sported a rather large 4000mAh battery and we are expecting an improvement in this as well, but there is a debate whether this will be a significant improvement to 5000mAh or a smaller one to 4300mAh.


Design and display

The Pocophone F1 came with a 6.18 inch display with 2246 x 1080 FHD resolution and sported an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. As for the Xiaomi Pocophone F2, the rumors have it that it will sport a slightly bigger screen (6.3 inches or 6.4 inches). The phone will probably come with a better aspect ratio (possibly 19.5:9). As mentioned above, it is highly probable that the new Poco F2 will sport a smaller notch than on the Pocophone F1 - the growing in popularity teardrop notch.


Xiaomi Pocophone F2 Plus: what we know

Together with the Xiaomi Pocophone F2, the company has speculated about the release of the Pocophone F2 Plus, an upgrade on the basic budget Poco F2. Little is known about what specific upgrades this version will include. Possibly, there will be a bigger screen, definitely more RAM and internal storage, improvements in cameras and, perhaps, changes in design.


Xiaomi Pocophone F2 and F2 Plus: what should we expect

We may not know much about the upcoming new Xiaomi Pocophone F2 and F2 Plus - a lot of the specs and features are veiled in uncertainty and speculation. However, we do know that both phones will remain in the budget category and sport powerful processors for the price. There will be important upgrades, that's for certain as well - we can expect better cameras, a more organic design and larger displays.


 You may also want to read:
 Xiaomi Pocophone F2 and F2 Plus will be released: the latest rumors about the concept models and specs
 Xiaomi Pocophone F1 review: high-end specs for $300
 Xiaomi Pocophone F1 was launched in India, the most budget smartphone with Snapdragon 845 processor

 

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