Rumours concerning the Poco F2 have been doing the rounds of the Web since 2018. Many, together with us, started to marvel if Xiaomi had deserted this sub-brand, even because it launched its Ok20 collection in the identical worth band the place we might have anticipated the Poco F2 to comply with its predecessor. Nonetheless, Xiaomi solely just lately introduced the Poco will now be an impartial firm and proper on cue, we now have some stay photos of what’s mentioned to be the Poco F2 Lite. Poco is anticipated to launch round three gadgets below the F2 collection, of which the F2 Lite is alleged to be one in all them. The pictures do not reveal an excessive amount of aside from a blurry shot of the telephone, which seems loads just like the Redmi Word 7 Professional and a partial shot of the ‘About’ web page, revealing its identify. As is the case with any leak, take this with a grain of salt.
Shortly after Xiaomi introduced that Poco will probably be an impartial firm in India, Indian tech YouTube channel RevAtlas obtained an electronic mail from an unknown occasion, who claimed to have stay pictures of the Poco F2 Lite. That is the primary we’re listening to concerning the existence of such a tool. The e-mail additionally hinted that there will be three fashions of the F2 launching this yr, of which, the F2 Lite is one in all them. If that is true, then we are able to assume the opposite two fashions may very well be referred to as the Poco F2 and Poco F2 Professional, perhaps?
Connected within the electronic mail had been three photos, claiming to be of the Poco F2 Lite. Like every leaked picture, it is shot from fairly poor angles and we solely see the entrance of the telephone. The one shot which exhibits your entire entrance, is blurry. Two of the three photos even have a ‘Shot on Redmi Ok20′ watermark. It is amusing how all leaked photos appear to be taken in a rush and virtually at all times, are shot below horrible lighting. Trying carefully on the telephone, the entrance does remind us numerous the Redmi Word 7 Professional (Overview). It is doable that Poco could be repurposing elements from present Redmi telephones, at the least for the Lite model. The ‘About’ display states the gadget identify and mannequin and ‘Poco F2 Lite’ and it appears to be operating a MIUI model for Poco telephones, so presumably with fewer advertisements. The half which exhibits the Android model is conveniently lower out.
And for specs, the mysterious tipster mentions within the physique of the e-mail, that the Poco F2 Lite will run on the Snapdragon 765 SoC; may have 6GB of RAM; a 5000mAh battery; and a “excessive decision very excessive” digicam. There’s additionally a line with says “millet mannequin worth cheaper than earlier than.”
Let’s break this down. If this purported Lite mannequin really exists, it is sensible that it will use Qualcomm’s new mid-range SoCs. The Snapdragon 765 collection was introduced throughout Qualcomm’s annual Tech Summit in December, which options an built-in 5G modem. This implies, the usual Poco F2 would principally doubtless have the Snapdragon 865 SoC. So far as RAM goes, 6GB sounds affordable and in all probability, we might have 4GB and 8GB variations too, relying on what worth factors Poco goals at hitting. As for the excessive decision, it would most actually be a 48-megapixel sensor on the very least, giving how ubiquitous these are actually. The leaked picture exhibits a single selfie digicam within the notch, nevertheless it’s nonetheless unsure what number of can be on the again. As for the battery, 5,000mAh looks like capability, if true.
The final half about it being “cheaper than earlier than” is a bit of obscure, contemplating there wasn’t a Poco F1 Lite. However in the event you consider the aggressive worth of Rs. 20,999 that the Poco F1 launched at again in 2018, we might very properly see the F2 Lite launching on this ball park. Just like the F1, it is also doable that the F2 Lite might have a polycarbonate physique. This might assist hold prices down, with out cannibalising gross sales of Xiaomi’s Redmi Ok20 collection, which supply a premium glass and metallic design.
Just lately, an alleged Poco X2 popped up on Geekbench, with scores just like that of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G SoC. Earlier than Xiaomi made the announcement, a trademark submitting for the Poco F2 identify, hinted that the model continues to be alive and kicking.