- Poco India has teased the Poco F2â€™s arrival.
- This comes a few months after the firm said a Poco F1 successor was in the works.
The Poco F1 is still one of the most beloved smartphones around, offering flagship power for ~$300 at launch. Unfortunately, the Xiaomi-affiliated brand hasnâ€™t offered anything like that since then, either launching mid-range phones at this tier or flagship devices like the Poco F2 Pro that are significantly more expensive.Â
Poco confirmed back in October that it was working on a â€œtrue successorâ€� to the Poco F1, and itâ€™s now teased the so-called Poco F2 on Twitter. The company posted a video highlighting its achievements in 2020, but it also snuck in a reference to the Poco F2. Check out the screenshot below.
The company didnâ€™t include any other details in the post, so weâ€™re still in the dark regarding what we should expect from the upcoming smartphone. Conventional wisdom says that a â€œtrue successorâ€� to the Poco F1 will offer flagship-level power at a similarly disruptive price tag. But a lot has changed in the smartphone space, as 5G components, high-end silicon, high refresh rate screens, and multiple cameras all contribute to increased prices.
In other words, weâ€™re guessing that a Poco F2 positioned as a flagship will likely be more expensive than the Poco F1. Itâ€™s also possible that Poco achieves a similar price tag by making drastic cutbacks in other areas (e.g. design, screen, cameras), or by reverting to mid-range silicon. If the latter is the case, then is it really a true Poco F1 successor?