PHILIPPINES – POCO F2 Pro is now official in the Philippines. The newest smartphone under Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO was launched via live stream Monday, a week after it posted teasers on social media. The company previously launched the Mi 10 Lite along with the Redmi Note 9 and the Redmi Note 9 Pro in the same manner.
Tailored for tech enthusiasts, the device focuses on performance at a price that is considerably lower than most flagship smartphones. In the Philippines, the POCO F2 Pro is priced at 26,990 PHP (6GB + 128GB) and 29,990 PHP (8GB + 256GB).
Xiaomi also debuted the Redmi 9, a brand-new entry-level smartphone, priced from 6,990 PHP.
Snapdragon 865 5G, LiquidCool 2.0
POCO F2 Pro takes the mobile experience to the next level with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: the most powerful 5G processor on the market. Paired with a Kryo 585 octa-core chip processor and Adreno 650 GPU, both offer 25% improved performance over their predecessor, delivering the ultimate performance with constantly connected users in mind. The powerful SoC is complimented with ultra high-speed LPDDR51 RAM and the latest UFS 3.1 storage, which enable POCO F2 Pro to offer top-notch read-and-write capabilities for insanely smooth operations.
With LiquidCool Technology 2.0, POCO F2 Pro sports the largest vapor chamber available on the market, along with multiple stacks of graphite and graphene. This solution keeps the device cool, especially the SoC and the surface of the phone, and sustains peak performance even under heavy activity loads. Optimized for power users and TÜV Rheinland High Gaming Performance certified, POCO F2 Pro delivers an improved gaming experience with enhanced HDR display and realistic haptic feedback with a z-axis linear motor. It also offers an immersive audio experience with Hi-Res Audio certification.
6.67″ AMOLED full screen display
Checking all the boxes for a true-blue flagship killer, POCO F2 Pro touts a variety of favorite features, including an optical in-screen fingerprint sensor and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back for sturdy protection. The device is offered in radiant colors and styles to suit every personality, including grey, purple, blue, and white – sporting an anti-glare matte finish in the purple and grey variants.
With a contrast ratio of 5000000:1 and a brightness of 500 nits (typ) / 800 nits (HBM), the device brings display quality to the forefront. No matter the time of day, users can count on a comfortable viewing experience through POCO F2 Pro’s bright 6.67” AMOLED ultimate Full Screen Display, featuring a 360° triple ambient light sensor to deliver accurate ambient light detection and smooth brightness adjustment.
Taking display quality even further, the device boasts the latest TÜV Rheinland Full Care Display Certification, HDR10+, DC dimming, and Sunlight Mode 2.0. Through its advanced customizable color scheme settings, users can incorporate their own unique flair to the device’s display for a personalized experience.
64MP quad rear camera, 20MP pop-up camera
Touting an impressive 64MP rear quad camera set up, POCO F2 Pro’s Sony IMX686 sensor captures clear, detailed images, while its 13MP 123° ultra wide-angle lens lets users take effortlessly gorgeous landscapes and large group photos. A 5MP macro and 2MP depth sensor round out the rear camera for detailed close-ups with unparalleled bokeh, allowing for beautiful images every time.
With ultra-high definition video recording at 8K (24fps) and 4K (60fps), POCO F2 Pro turns any user into a cinematographer. The Pro mode for both photo and video offers more control over focus and exposure, so users can capture higher quality images without the use of a DSLR or other professional cameras.
On the front, POCO F2 Pro sports a massive 20MP pop-up camera with a multicolor notification light, helping minimize front screen bezels without compromising camera quality. The selfie camera also sports 120fps slow motion video recording capability to turn even basic videos into cinematic masterpieces.
30W fast charge, Wi-Fi 5
Enabling a reliable extended user experience, POCO F2 Pro packs a mighty punch with its massive 4,700mAh battery, surpassing the average user’s power needs even during heavy usage. The device also sports a swift 30W fast charge, which can fuel the device to 64% in just 30 minutes and 100% in 63 minutes2. In addition to superb charging speed, POCO F2 Pro also comes with a 33W in-box charger which provides a convenient power-up experience for users constantly on the go.
With the support of WiFi 6, POCO F2 Pro provides a hyper-fast connectivity experience with speeds of 9.6Gbps, nearly three times as fast as WiFi 5. Additionally, the device integrates a multi-link connection allowing for stable and peak network connections at all times across 2.4G Wi-Fi, 5G Wi-Fi, and mobile data.
POCO F2 Pro has two variants, 8GB+256GB and 6GB+128GB, in Neon Blue, Phantom White, Electric Purple and Cyber Grey. Priced at PHP 29,990 and PHP 26,990 in the Philippines, the two models will be available at Authorized Mi Stores from June 15, 2020.
Starting from June 18, 2020 consumers can purchase both models at Xiaomi Official Store on Lazada, and enjoy P2,000 off for 24 hours on June 18, 2020.
Poco F2 Pro specs, price (Philippines)
- Display: 6.67″; 1080 x 2400 pixels; “notchless”; AMOLED; HDR10+; 60Hz; Gorilla Glass 5
- SIM: Dual Nano-SIM
- OS Android 10 (Q); MIUI 11
- CPU + Chipset (SoC): Octa-core Snapdragon 865 (2.84GHz max), 7nm
- GPU: Adreno 650
- Memory (RAM) + storage: 6GB (LPDDR4X) + 128GB / 8GB (LPDDR5) + 256GB; UFS 2.1
- Expansion: none
- Main camera (rear): 64MP f/1.89 (wide) + 13MP f/2.4 (ultrawide) + 5MP f/2.2 (telephoto macro) + 2MP f/2.4 (depth), 8K video @ 24fps
- Selfie camera (front): 20MP f/2.2, motorized pop-up
- Connectivity: dual 2.4+5 GHz Wi-Fi 6, 5G Multilink; Bluetooth 5.1,
- I/O & security: USB 2,0 Type-C 1.0; 3.5mm audio jack; under-display fingerprint scanner (optical)
- Battery: 4700 mAh; 30W Quick Charge 4
- Colors: Neon Blue, Phantom White, Electric Purple (matte), Cyber Gray (matte)
- Price (Philippines): 26,990 PHP (6GB + 128GB); 29,990 PHP (8GB + 256 GB)