POCO F2 India Launch Teased, Expected to be the Cheapest Snapdragon 865-powered Smartphone

POCO F2 Poster

Ever since Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO announced its first handset — the POCO F1 back in 2018, there have been talks about its successor — the POCO F2. With the POCO brand going into a state of limbo for most of 2019 and no sign of any new launches, expectations slowly died down. However, Xiaomi revived the POCO brand in early 2020 with the announcement of a new handset.

While initial expectations were that this would finally be the long-awaited POCO F2, Xiaomi shocked everyone by launching a ‘new’ device called the POCO X2. As it turned out, the POCO X2 was, in fact, just a rebranded version of the Redmi K30, which, interestingly, never went on sale in India. At the launch of the POCO X2, people still expected Xiaomi to talk about the all-important POCO F2, which they did not  — much to the chagrin of POCO fanboys.

POCO F2 Appears on POCO India’s Twitter Account

However, more than a month since its launch, POCO India’s official Twitter account posted a tweet that possibly hints at the arrival of the POCO F2 in India soon. While the tweet itself seems to be part of an awareness campaign against the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, this is being touted by many to be the official confirmation from POCO that the much-awaited POCO F2 is indeed coming soon. Take a look at the tweet below.

What is also interesting to note here is that this reference to the POCO F2 comes at around the same time we have been hearing about Redmi coming up with the Redmi K30 Pro in China. By the looks of it, there is a good chance that Xiaomi would launch the K30 Pro in India as the POCO F2. With the POCO F2 brand name attached to it, there is also a good chance that Xiaomi will price the phone aggressively. In fact, we have reasons to believe that the POCO F2, at launch, could become the cheapest Snapdragon 865-powered phone on the planet.

POCO F2: Expected specifications

As for the specifications of the POCO F2 (or the K30 Pro), it is likely to feature a notchless display and a pop-up camera mechanism. The phone will almost certainly come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and will also come with 5G connectivity. There is talk of the handset also getting 33W fast charging per a GSMArena report.  While we know very little about the camera specs, we can expect the phone to feature a 64MP camera that uses Sony’s IMX686 sensor.

More on the POCO F2/ Redmi K30 Pro as and when we get more information surrounding the device. In the meantime, why don’t you let us know your thoughts on these developments using the comments section below?

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Rahul Srinivas
Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.