Poco F2 teased on Twitter, but don’t get your hopes up just yet


In 2018, Poco made waves by launching the Poco F1, a smartphone with flagship hardware specs but coming in at a very, very affordable $300. It also managed to nearly take the crown in YouTuber MKBHD’s blind smartphone camera test, making it an incredibly value for money handset.

Many of us have been eagerly anticipating the launch of the successor of the F1, and it seems that 2021 could be the year it happens, but not necessarily in the way we hoped. This is according to a video posted by Poco India on Twitter where they shared a video wrapping up 2020. At the 45 second mark, the Poco F2 name flashes on the screen, leading to speculation that the Poco F2 could be in the works for this year.

Unfortunately, don’t get your hopes up just yet at seeing a true successor to 2018’s Poco F1. This is because unlike the F1, which packed flagship hardware, the F2 will be more of a mid-ranger, or so the rumors claim. The handset is expected to feature the use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chipset, but it will come with some fancy features like the use of a 120Hz display and a pretty decently-sized 4,250mAh battery.

Poco did release the Poco F2 Pro back in 2020, but its $500 price tag didn’t exactly feel like a successor to the F1. According to a report from Mashable in 2020, the reason we haven’t seen a true successor to the F1 is due to price, where Qualcomm’s newer chipsets are more expensive than its predecessors, which is why the company couldn’t get the price down to the F1’s price.

This isn’t to say that the F2 will be a “bad” phone because of its mid-range specs, but just don’t expect flagship performance, although chances are it will be more affordable than the F2 Pro.

Source: GSMArena

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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