Xiaomi said the Poco F2 Pro will retail for â‚¬499 (~$559) in Europe, but it looks like the company may have been less than forthcoming about actual pricing. According to NotebookCheck, the phoneâ€™s real price actually starts somewhat higher.
The outlet noted that Xiaomi Germanyâ€™s website lists the Poco F2 Pro starting price at â‚¬599 (~$671). Itâ€™s also worth noting that Xiaomi Spain currently sells the base model for â‚¬529 (~$592), but machine-translation suggests that the â‚¬499 price will go into effect on June 6. In fact, the Poco F2 Pro listing on the Xiaomi Spain website briefly shows the â‚¬499 price while loading before quickly switching to â‚¬529.
Xiaomi never intended to sell the device for â‚¬499 on its own website, according to NotebookCheck, saying that this price referred to â€œexternal channelsâ€� selling the Poco F2 Pro. Then again, third-party retailer Gearbest currently lists the phone for â‚¬529.99, noting that the recommended price is â‚¬539.99.
Itâ€™s a bizarre turn of events, especially as Xiaomi only ever referred to a starting price of â‚¬499 during its online event and in marketing material. It would be very disappointing if the firm gave us a price that didnâ€™t actually reflect reality.
Weâ€™ve contacted Xiaomiâ€™s representatives for comment regarding the price changes and will update the story when/if they get back to us.
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