(Pocket-lint) - Way back in January this year, Xiaomi separated itself from Poco, but the brand still promised to reveal "Poco Season 2". We read that as the Poco F2 being on its way - and now there's more news to support this, including Poco's own Tweet with the #PocoIsBack hashtag.
Poco is explaining in riddles, though, saying that "the best things in life are worth the wait". Well, we're waiting, Poco. And while we do that, a leak from 4gnews digs into deeper detail about what the Poco F2 will likely be all about, including the price.
The Poco F2 is going to be a whole different beast to the original Pocophone F1, as the new device will be based upon the Redmi K30 Pro. That means the second-gen Poco will be pricier than before, with prices purported to start at €649 (direct conversion: £569 / $715).
However, this price jump is all relative. The Poco F2 will offer a lot more than the original. Here's a quick spec breakdown of what you can expect:
- Quad rear cameras (64MP main, 13MP wide, 5MP tele, 2MP macro)
- 6.67-inch AMOLED screen, Full HD+ resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 6GB/8GB RAM
- Under-screen fingerprint scanner
- 20MP pop-up selfie camera
- 4,700mAh battery capacity
- 33W fast-charging
- 3.5mm jack
- IP53 rated
- Wi-Fi 6
All of that for the asking price would make the Poco F2 great value - and a direct competitor for the likes of the OnePlus 8. If, that is, Pocophone spreads its wings and actually releases in a number of territories. The F1 was always hard to obtain, so if the F2 wants to be a wider success then availability is key. Because, at that price, there will be no trouble shifting units.
In the meantime, here's everything you need to know about Poco's other phone, the X2, which has already released in India for an incredibly low price.
This article was originally published 1 May 2020 and has been updated with additional information from Poco