[March 11 update: Teaser image deleted] Poco F2 specifications: Here’s what Pocophone F1 fans expect/wish about specs and price

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There are new updates that have been added to the bottom of the story…

Pocophone, or Poco (as it’s known in India), is a sub-brand of popular Chinese company Xiaomi. Its first model was the Poco F1, which launched in August of last year, and was a stellar success in India as well as several other international markets.

The Pocophone F1 managed to sell 700,000 units in 3 months – I kid you not, 3 months. The first device of a relatively unknown brand selling 700,000 units within a period of around 90 days is not a small feat.

pocophone-f1

Poco is being led by Jai Mani, who was the Head of Product for Xiaomi India, before becoming the Head of Product for POCO. The idea behind the new brand is to create no frills devices that excel in performance, battery life, and fun by way of both display and camera quality, without costing you an arm and a leg.

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We’ve all seen devices that cost eye-watering amounts like the iPhone XS Max’s $1,300 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s $1,100. Poco didn’t want to go down the same route, so what did they do?

They released a device that could match more than 80% of features of these devices at a jaw dropping price of just around $300 – yes $300.

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The Poco F1 also came with Liquid Cool Technology, in other words, a copper heat pipe with water droplets, to transport heat away from the CPU to a cooler part of the phone, in order to reduce the temperature of the device during long gaming sessions or intensive use.

poco-liquid-cool-tech

The only other well known device to use a similar cooling system is the Galaxy Note 9, a device more than triple its price.

Furthermore, the Poco F1 also came with facial recognition via an Infrared (IR) scanner which allowed the device to unlock based on the owner’s face even in pitch dark conditions.

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However, all this is effectively the past as Poco F2 rumors have started gaining steam now. And of course, you’ve also come here to know about the upcoming Pocophone F2. So let’s begin.

Below is a concept image of the Poco F2 by Ben Geskin, who’s known for publishing leaks and concepts related to mobile devices.

However, since the Poco F1 looked similar in some aspects to Xiaomi’s previous flagship device, the Xiaomi Mi 8, the Poco F2 is very likely to have a design similar to the Mi 9. Attached below is a picture of the Xiaomi Mi 9, Xiaomi’s flagship device that was released less than a month ago.

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If this turns out to be true, it won’t be wrong to say Poco design similarity with Xiaomi phones is akin to the way OnePlus devices inherit design from Oppo’s flagship devices.

Coming to Pocophone F2 specs expectations, listed below are requested specifications for the device by fans and current users of the Pocophone F1. These request were spotted in forums such as the MIUI forum as well as Reddit.

Most requested specifications by fans

  • Snapdragon 855
  • 6GB of RAM or more
  • Earphone Jack
  • Dual SIM with MicroSD Card Slot
  • NFC
  • Waterdrop / No Notch
  • Qi Wireless Charging
  • Android One / Stock Android
  • Dual Front Facing Speakers
  • In Display Fingerprint Sensor
  • AMOLED Display with a higher Nits count than Poco F1 (brighter screen)
  • Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) for rear cameras
  • Triple Rear Cameras – High Resolution, Wide Angle, Telephoto cameras
  • Metal / Glass Build
  • IP Rating for water resistance

There are multiple wish-lists for the Pocophone F2 going around, such as this video on YouTube with over 100,000 views.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=JyzWznkzNSQ

Attached below is a screengrab of one of the numerous wishlists on Reddit:

poco-f2-wishlist-reddit

One redditor had a whole bucket list of things he’d like to see on the Poco F2 as shown below.

pocophone-f2-wishlist

There are also multiple polls and discussions on the MIUI forum regarding a Poco F2 wishlist of features.

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Pocophone Global even had a discussion with their fans on Twitter regarding what they would like to see on the successor of the Poco F1.

There’s also a poll currently underway in XDA-Developers forum regarding the most wanted features in the upcoming Poco F2.

poco-f2-poll-xda

The most wanted features based on multiple polls are NFC and an AMOLED display. The second most wished for feature is a waterdrop notch or the lack of one. Next, is the presence of device protection such as Gorilla Glass 6 or an IP Rating.

Additionally, fans would also love the device to come with a metal or glass finish, in order to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing and flagship like outlook. And lastly, some fans would also like a bigger battery, but that would come at the cost of a thicker and heavier device, with some fans more than happy to make that trade-off.

Based on our research, we’ve come out with the most probable list of specifications for the successor of the Poco F1. Listed below are the expected specifications for the upcoming Poco F2.

Pocophone F2 Specifications (Unconfirmed)

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • RAM – 6GB/8GB/(perhaps 10 GB) of LPDDR4x
  • Storage – 128GB/256GB (64GB is unlikely but plausible)
  • Battery – 4000mAh with Quick Charge 4.0
  • Display – 6.39inch AMOLED display, 2340 x 1080
  • Cameras – Triple Back Cameras & Single Selfie Camera (type of lenses unknown)
  • Operating System – Android 9 Pie with MIUI for POCO
  • External Memory – microSD Card Slot of up to 512GB
  • Speakers – Stereo speakers
  • Security – In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Face ID via Selfie Camera
  • Price – $300 – 350$, Starting Price
  • Connectivity – 4G, Dual Band ac Wi-Fi, Dual Hybrid SIM
  • Additional Features – 3.5mm Earphone Jack, NFC (Likely but unconfirmed)

The above listed specifications include most of the wished for items by fans of Poco and would definitely make a lot of prospective customers very happy. Please note that the list above is unconfirmed and we will update this post as soon as we have any official information or credible leaks.

Update 1

Although not many users are pointing this out, it’s highly likely that Poco F2 will be Widevine L1 certified out of the box. This is because Poco F1 didn’t come with L1 support at launch, and after popular demand, Xiaomi was forced to bring the support, something which happened recently.

Update 2

Pocophone Global Twitter account has shared a women’s day tweet that contains an image showing a no-notch phone and back same as that of the Poco F1.

https://twitter.com/PocophoneGlobal/status/1103884729420410880?s=19

If you look closely, the image seems to be photoshopped or edited near the area where Poco F1 currently has a notch. If that’s true, it appears the company has tried to slip in the design of the Poco F2 here.

No-notch means two things: either there would be a slider camera design or pop-up camera design. Now, given that the brand Poco heavily competes with OnePlus in markets like India, a pop-up camera design is more likely given that OnePlus 7 is already rumored to be coming with that kind of camera setup.

What do you think about this tease? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Update 3 (March 11)

As you can see in the update above, the Women’s day tweet that we thought contained a subtle hint towards Poco F2 design has been silently deleted by the Pocophone Global Twitter handle. We’re not sure why this happened.

Thankfully, that image is also set as featured image for this story, so you can take a good look at it on the top of this story.

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Himanshu Arora

My interest in technology and writing started back in 2010. Since then, I have written for many leading publications, including Computerworld, GSMArena, TechSpot, HowtoForge, LinuxJournal, and MakeTechEasier to name a few. Here at PiunikaWeb, my work involves covering on daily basis the biggest tech stories as well as scoops that you won't find anywhere else.