The Poco F2, the successor to the Xiaomi Poco F1, is a much-awaited smartphone for the fans of Xiaomi’s sub-brand. Although numerous rumors and speculations regarding the whereabouts of the device have surfaced periodically in the past, no concrete evidence has been presented. That is until popular smartphone cover-maker Spigen listed a Rugged Armor Case for the Poco F2 on their official website.
This time around various details of the smartphone can be seen from Spigen’s listing. However, Spigen is currently using the renders of the Redmi K20 Pro inside one of its cases, as evident from the source of the image. While this would not have been such an important story had some local cover-maker uploaded pictures of the Poco F2. Spigen being a reputed manufacturer, might have insider information currently unknown to the world.
As suggested by the images, the Poco F2 shares most of its characteristics (hardware and software) with the Redmi K20 series. The smartphone could feature a pop-up selfie camera along with a center-aligned triple-camera layout at the back. The Poco F1 featured a notched display along with dual rear cameras.
The Poco F2 seems to sport an edge-to-edge display with provisions for a pop-up front camera and a slim chin. The smartphone is likely to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. While the chin is too small to accommodate a physical sensor, the rear panel does not have the provision either.
Although the cover hides most of the F2’s rear panel, the cutouts reveal the triple-camera setup, complete with an LED flash module arranged vertically with the lenses. The first lens on the top features a red border, a design element that is currently seen on the Redmi K20 lineup. The volume rockers are present on the right edge of the Poco F2 with the power button placed right below. The speaker and USB Type-C port are visible on the bottom edge, while a 3.5mm port could be present on the top.
The Spigen Rugged Armor cover for the Poco F2 is available for $25. Since the device has not been officially launched, one might want to postpone the purchase, as the final product may vary. The Poco F2 is likely to be a flagship-killer like its predecessor. The Poco F1 is a powerhouse, featuring last year’s flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. Keeping up with the tradition, the Poco F2 might feature the latest Snapdragon 855+ chipset. Ideally, the smartphone ought to sit right below Xiaomi’s flagship, the Redmi K2 Pro, while featuring a price tag between Rs. 20,000 (~$282) and Rs. 22,000 (~$310).
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