More than 270 days after the last activity, the POCO brand is waking up again. After the very successful Pocophone F1, they are coming to the European market with the POCO F2 Pro model, which was officially introduced on this date.
Loyal fans know that the POCO brand belongs to the wings of Xiaomi and also that this smartphone is just a renamed Redmi K30 Pro, which is sold only on the Chinese market.
No matter how complicated Xiaomi's names are again, let's imagine the European POCO F2 Pro in detail.
Welcome to the 2020 flagship killer
Many will already know the parameters of the POCO F2 Pro, as they are identical to the Redmi K30 Pro model. What we have not yet known, however, are the official European awards.
We are very pleased that previous information leaks have not been confirmed and we are also pleased that the POCO brand adheres to its extreme pricing policy. We can speak of the POCO F2 Pro as the flagship killer for 2020.
POCO F2 Pro Global
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Prices were significantly higher than the previous generation, but given the prices of flagships for 2020, it is really significantly cheaper. These are official awards for Europe:
Version 6 + 128 GB for €499
Version 8 + 256 GB for €599
Summary of POCO F2 Pro specifications:
- High performance combination of Snapdragon 865 + UFS 3.1 + LPDDR5
- Samsung E3 AMOLED display, HDR10 + certification, DC Dimming
- Dual mode 5G, Wi-Fi 6, 5G MultiLink, Bluetooth 5.1
- HiFi audio, Hi-Res audio certification
- 4700 mAh battery with fast 30 W charging
- 64 MPx main camera, Telemacro lens for amazing macro photos, 8K video
Beautiful design with frameless display
We already know the design of the new POCO F2 Pro, as it is completely identical to the already mentioned Redmi K30 Pro for China. The smartphone stands out especially with its beautiful display without any interruption, as the front camera is retractable.
The dimensions of the construction are 163.3 x 75.4 mm x 8.9 mm with a weight of 218 grams. The smartphone will be available in a total of four modern shades.
The Gorilla Glass 5 standard provides increased protection for the display as well as the glass back cover. The presence of the equipment will definitely please you IP 53 certificate against dust and water.
Thanks to it, the smartphone withstood a half-hour test with a dust cylinder and a stream of water with a flow rate of 0,56 l / min for 10 minutes. The smartphone is above standard resistant to damage in the event of a fall, scratches or fingerprints.
Sophisticated retractable front camera
A separate chapter is the retractable front camera, which we already know from the Mi 9T / Pro model. However, it is even more sophisticated in the new POCO smartphone.
The front camera sensor has a resolution 20 MPx, comes with a wide range of AI as well as 120 fps slowmotion selfie videos.
The new 3D gravity scanning system can immediately detect the fall of the smartphone and quickly retracts the camera before it hits to prevent damage. At the same time, it has a built-in damping spring for protection in the event of an impact.
The new module also ejects faster, it only takes 0,58 seconds, which is 27% faster as in the previous generation, which we find in the mentioned Mi 9T.
The module has also retained the very popular LED light, which in addition to the visual effect also provides notifications. The new model has up to 5 types of color lighting effectswhich you can customize in settings.
90 Hz is missing, but otherwise a perfect display
The low price had to show up somewhere, and the POCO F2 Pro didn't get the flagship twist of 2020, a faster display refresh rate. Despite the standard 60 Hz, this is a top display panel.
6,67-inch AMOLED Samsung E3 the display has a resolution 2340 x 1080 pixels, ie classic FullHD +, arranged in an aspect ratio 19,5:9.
Thanks to the retractable camera, the manufacturer has managed to achieve amazing, up to 92,7 percent front display coverage. Sampling frequency 180 Hz can detect up to 180 stimuli on the screen in a single second.
Very high contrast 5: 000 combined with maximum brightness up to 1 rivets it is literally a caress for the eyes. The more expensive sibling Xiaomi Mi 10 has the same parameters.
The display has also earned certification TUV Rheinlandwhich speaks of protecting the eyes from blue light. Improved optimization also ensures a pleasant and gentle display in various conditions DC dimming also support HDR10 +.
Of interest is the use 360 ° ambient light recognition technology for perfect automatic brightness adjustment. POCO used a light sensor on the front and back of the smartphone to improve the auto brightness adjustment process. Below the display is also fingerprint sensor.
The best hardware threesome
In the field of computing components, POCO F2 Pro is endowed with the best we know today. Chip set Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in combination with RAM L a UFS 3.1 storage without hesitation can handle even the most demanding operations.
We are the parameters of these components described in detail in the article on Mi 10who got them first.
Graphics chip performance Adreno 650 will improve the latest version of the game software optimization Game Turbo 3.0. It includes a number of features to help the user get the best gaming experience.
The high performance of the processor needs to be regulated by high-quality cooling in order to maintain long-lasting results. POCO has incorporated new cooling technology into the F2 Pro model Liquid Cool Technology 2.0.
Cooling is also aided by the placement of components to increase cooling efficiency. He also got this smartphone active cooling on the VC principle - Vapor Chamber (translated as a steam chamber).
In combination with copper cavities, it forms an active cooling surface of up to 3 mm435.
For players, POCO has an improvement in the form mentioned 180 Hz sampling frequencywhich provides much faster touches. In addition, the novelty has a very high quality Z-Axis linear vibration motorwhich will provide quality vibration at a high level.
Large battery, fast charging and TOP connectivity
The new flagship killer got very decent 4700 mAh batterywhich is supplemented by fast 30 W charging. It only takes 100 minutes to charge the battery to 63%.
Unfortunately, we won't find wireless charging here, probably to save costs.
In addition, the POCO F2 Pro comes with the latest generation of connectivity. So there is no WiFi 6 standard, support for 5G mobile networks, NFC or Super Bluetooth 5.1, which can keep the connection active only in the circuit 400 metrov. Crazy.
The perfect message is presence of IR Blaster and also slowly dying out 3,5 mm audio jack.
64 MPx main sensor, also telemacro sensor
The POCO F2 Pro comes with a quadruple rear camera, so the set contains 4 sensors:
- 64 MPx primary sensor Sony IMX 686 Exmor RS, aperture f / 1,89, electronic image stabilization, sensor size 1 / 1.7 ″, pixel size 0.80 µm - located at the bottom left
- 13 MPx wide-angle sensor, angle of view 123 °
- 5 MPx telemacro lens, 50 mm equivalent, shooting from a distance of up to 3 cm to 7 cm
- 2 MPx portrait lens to capture depth of field, pixel size 1,75 μm
- 8K video
New software optimization also helps perfect low-light shooting Night Mode 2.0. The technology automatically extends the exposure time and creates perfect photos even in low light.