Xiaomi’s Redmi series of mid-range phones are quite famous in India. However, its flagship phones haven’t generated good revenue for the company in the country. This could be the probable reason behind launching the Poco sub-brand and releasing the Poco F1 as the cheapest Snapdragon 845 chipset powered smartphone. The Poco F1 has received good reception from critics and users since it offers flagship specs with pricing as low as Rs. 19,999 (~$285). The smartphone was made official in August and now the rumor mill has already started speculating on the Poco F2 successor. Popular tipster and design, Benjamin Geskin has sharedv a concept render of the Poco F2. The handset can be seen sporting a waterdrop notch enabled display like the Xiaomi Mi Play.
The Xiaomi Mi Play handset that had debuted before the end of 2018 is the first smartphone from the company to feature a waterdrop notch screen. A Russian YouTuber had recently leaked that the upcoming Redmi 7 Prow will be also sporting a waterdrop notch display. hence, it appears that Xiaomi will release more phones with such a display design this year. One of the phones that is speculated to feature it is the Poco F2.
The Xiaomi Poco F1 features a wide notch which houses the 20-megapixel selfie camera, IR sensor and some other sensors. The concept render of the Poco F2 will be sporting a reduced notch which indicates that it will be offering a higher screen space than the predecessor model. The notch houses the front-facing camera
The Poco F1 has the vertical dual camera at the center of the upper half of its rear shell whereas the Poco F2 concept model has the dual rear cameras placed at the top-left corner. Like the predecessor model, the Poco F2 also features a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
Recently, a listing of the Poco F2 had surfaced on Geekbench benchmarking platform with specs like Snapdragon 845, 6 GB of RAM and Android 9 Pie OS. It was later found that it was actually a listing of Poco F1 Geekbench with modified name. There is no official confirmation on the existence of the Poco F2.
Since the Poco F1 went official as the most affordable Snapdragon 845 mobile platform driven smartphone, it is likely the Poco F2 could be the cheapest Snapdragon 855 fueled phone. However, the first Snapdragon 855 powered phones are yet to go official. Probably, the Poco F2 phone with SD855 onboard may get announced by August this year.