Look out OnePlus 8, a Poco F2 Pro could be a new flagship killer

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The inheritor to a highly-rated Pocophone F1 is here and it’s a initial launch from a Xiaomi sub-brand given it was spun off into a new association called Poco.

The Poco F2 Pro is a flagship handset with a 6.67-inch AMOLED arrangement that offers a motorised pop-up selfie camera, rather than a limp housed within a nick or a punch-hole.

The arrangement fortitude is 2400 x 1080 while a 500-nits of liughtness can be ramped adult to 800-nits interjection to a special mode. There’s also support for HDR10+ imagery, though no 120Hz modernise rate we saw on a OnePlus 8 Pro. Gorilla Glass 5 coats a a display, that also harbours a built-in fingerprint sensor.

Related: OnePlus 8 Pro review

The F2 Pro will be powered by a flagship Snapdragon 865 processor, joined with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. There’s also a choice of 128GB or 256GB of storage and LiquidCool 2.0 tech that’ll keep things regulating during a docile temperature. Poco is flattering pumped about a benchmarking scores, as we can see from a chatter below.

 

As good as that pop-up selfie cam, that offers 20-megapixel still shots and 120pfs slo-mo video, there’s also a neatly-arranged quad camera. It’s headlined by a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor, with a f/1.89 focal length. It can also fire video during 8K (24fps) or 4K video during 60fps. Secondary cams embody a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera, 5-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel abyss sensor.

It’ll arrive with Android 10 out of a box, alongside a MIUI user interface Xiaomi uses on a handsets. In fact a pattern itself mirrors a Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro.

The phone will cost an unusually affordable 499 Euros (about £440), that creates it an glorious aspirant to handsets like a OnePlus 8, providing a opening and execution matches a spec sheet. It will shortly be accessible to squeeze on Amazon in Neon Blue, Electric Purple, Cyber Grey, Phantom White.

The strange Pocophone F1 perceived a 4.5/5 star rating from Trusted Reviews, with a reviewer job it an “easy buy for anyone who places performance, longevity and peculiarity forward of a aesthetics of required flagship phones.”

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