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POCO F2 Pro prices may have just leaked
The price of POCO’s next flagship phone is a question that’s been on everyone’s mind. Surely the company can’t deliver a $300 phone with the costly Snapdragon 865 SoC onboard, but it needs to maintain its value-for-money motto to remain true to its brand image.
Looks like we now have some idea as to where POCO is headed with its F2 series. Portuguese website 4gnews claims to know the prices for the POCO F2 Pro in Portugal.
According to the publication (which doesn’t seem to have a track record for major leaks), prices for the POCO F2 Pro will start at €649 (~$711) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model. The 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant will reportedly come in at €749 (~$820). Meanwhile, the POCO F1 first launched in Europe at €329 for a 6GB/64GB model, and €369 for the 128GB variant.
What to expect for wider pricing?
That sounds pretty expensive for a POCO phone then. In fact, these prices bring the upcoming POCO flagship almost on par with the OnePlus 8 series. However, the report notes that smartphone prices in Portugal are usually higher than the rest of Europe.
For instance, the vanilla OnePlus 8 costs €719 in Portugal compared to €699 in France and other European countries. If we go by this example, the POCO F2 Pro could end up costing somewhere around €600 to €630 in most of Europe.
Now remember, we haven’t really come across this source before, so take these POCO F2 Pro prices with a grain of salt. If, however, they do turn out to be true, this is the highest POCO has ever gone in terms of pricing. The POCO F2 Pro is largely believed to be the same phone as the Redmi K30 Pro.
In China, the K30 Pro costs 2,999 yuan (~$424 or €387) for the most basic 6GB RAM version. Add a telephoto camera and it becomes the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition, priced at 3,799 yuan (~$537 or €491).
Related: POCO exec confirms POCO F2 won’t be rebranded Redmi K30 Pro
These price tags are way lower than what the POCO flagship is expected to cost in Europe, although European prices are generally higher than Chinese prices. For example, the Mi 10 series starts at 3,999 yuan (~$566) in China, while the phone starts at €799 (~$875) in Europe. So we wonder what the company is up to and if it’ll manage to create the same buzz as it did with the POCO F1.
We’ll update this article as and when we know more about the POCO F2 or F2 Pro.