POCO F2 Pro with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 launches globally

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The POCO brand had a promising beginning as the POCO F1. This gadget managed to awe value chasers by providing flagship-like performance at a small fraction of that price. Despite the popularity of the POCO F1, POCO went missing from the smartphone space for more than a year. Yet, the brand is presently back, with gadgets like the POCO X2 in India that expands on a similar worth equation as the POCO F1. But still, users have been clamouring for a direct successor to the F1, and POCO are finally launching the same in the form of the POCO F2 Pro.

Fueling the POCO F2 Pro is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC with 5G support. There’s LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage on most variants,, however the base variation gets a slight minimization on these advancements. You also get a decent-sized 4,700 mAh battery with support for up to 30W fast charging that can charge the battery completely in about an hour. As for the display, POCO has chosen to go for a popup camera instead of opting for a hole punch or a notch. The display supports HDR10+, and has a 180Hz touch response rate. Curiously, as with the Redmi K30 Pro, the POCO F2 Pro also skips out on the high refresh rate display trend, so we just get the ordinary 60Hz refresh rate on this display.

For the camera, the highlight of the device is 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, with a large 1/1.7” sensor size, 0.8μm pixels pre-binning, and dual stabilization through EIS plus OIS, as well as HEIF image format support and 8K video recording support. There’s a 13MP wide-angle camera sensor too, as well as a 2MP depth sensor. The fourth sensor is a 5MP macro camera that supports 50mm macro photography. The front camera within the popup is a 20MP shooter capable of 120fps slow-motion.

Other striking highlights on the gadget includes a larger vapor-chamber to aid in cooling and sustaining peak performance, improved vibration motor, Game Turbo 3.0 with night vision and voice changer, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, Goodix’s optical under-display fingerprint scanner, and Goodix’s smart audio amplifiers with high-power efficiency and idle noise reduction. The phone also has Widevine L1 certification out-of-the-box.

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