The Xiaomi Pocophone F1's successor(s) may have already been announced

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1's successor(s) may have already been announced
The Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 was the undisputed 2018 flagship killer thanks to its impressive specifications and surprisingly low price. The smartphone is now nine months old, though, and that means a successor should be just around the corner. But according to one source, the replacements may have already been announced.

Yesterday, as some of you may already know, Xiaomi introduced the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro. These two smartphones offer extremely good specs at crazy low prices but, so far, are exclusive to the Chinese market. The reason behind this, according to the source, is that Xiaomi actually intends on marketing the two models internationally as the Pocophone F2 and Pocophone F2 Pro. At this point it’s unclear when an official announcement will take place – a late June or early July debut seems most likely – but it’s claimed that both second-generation Pocophone devices will retail at “astonishing” prices.

If Xiaomi makes no modifications to the smartphones, both the Poco F2 and F2 Pro will offer large 6.4-inch AMOLED displays with extremely thin bezels, a small chin, and no notch or punch hole. Alongside this, a pop-out selfie camera that offers a 20-megapixel resolution is to be expected.

Over on the rear, the Redmi-branded devices announced yesterday both sport triple-camera layouts made up of primary 48-megapixel sensors, 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle cameras, and an additional 8-megapixel telephoto alternative. It’s worth pointing out, however, that the 48-megapixel sensor on the Pro variant is different and should produce slightly better results.

Lastly, and perhaps more importantly, Xiaomi has equipped the regular variant with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 and the Pro edition with the company’s Snapdragon 855. In both cases there’s a minimum of 6GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage and a maximum of 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

UPDATE: New information obtained by MovilZona suggests the Redmi K20 will actually be released as the Xiaomi Mi 9T internationally. This means the Redmi K20 Pro may be marketed as the Pocophone F2 while the F2 Pro probably doesn't exist.

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21 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

This is truly gonna kill Oneplus in most markets where both are available..

2. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

OnePlus target userbase doesn't like MIUI bloated with ads. Is that a hard thing for you to grasp even? Not to mention, OnePlus offers 3 Major Android Updates + 3 years of Security Patches. And then Redmi/Poco Vs OnePlus brand value. Last year's Poco F1 or Asus Zenfone 5z couldn't dent OnePlus 6/6T sales in any way whatsoever despite being almost half the price. And this year, even the price difference isn't much. For example, OnePlus 7 will launch at $440 in India and China. Those who have to buy a OnePlus, will buy the OnePlus.

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Dude he gave his opinion. Why do you get so defensive about OnePlus on every single article? Are you one of their paid trolls on the Internet??

5. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

So what i replied is also my opinion. Your concern being? Not to mention, i have owned Redmi Note 3 Pro, Redmi Note 4 earlier. And some of family members have Redmi Note 7 Pro and Mi A1 now. So i know exactly what i am comparing. Even i am confused between OnePlus 7 and K20 Pro but tilting towards OnePlus as am i finding it hard to go to MIUI after using OxygenOS. What's worse is, MIUI is now infested with ads everywhere.

21. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

Miui is not infested with Ads, I have a Xiaomi Redmi 5 plus and have no ads poping up on my phone. Stop listening to crap people say on the internet and use on for yourself. And Miui is a good Android skin

10. ZerosAndOnes

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 12, 2018

1. You assume every single OnePlus user is tech savvy who understands the difference of android skins or what so. You me are a tiny fraction of people who care and understand that. 2. Last Poco had a single issue and that was terrible LCD screen, which was ok for its price range. 3. This time around K20 Pro aka F2 has a samsung amoled, top notch Mi9 camera and tons of features. 4. F2 is a much better specced phone than the simple 7 and can compete with 7 Pro easily which is 250$+ more expensive. 5. Those who buy OnePlus will look at their pocket cause money is money and currently Xiaomi offers the best value out of any OEM out there. I dont doubt 7 Pro will sell like crazy. But F2 is going to grab a lot of marketshare either from OnePlus or Samsung and what so ever.

17. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Most OnePlus users know what they like about the device. Increased sales of OP7 series even this year will prove what i am saying. OnePlus is a community driven brand where users actively participate. They mostly already know what they are getting into. And you lost the whole argument the moment you said it can compete with 7 Pro. So you basically have no idea whatsoever.

11. superguy

Posts: 471; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Waah! Someone said something bad about OnePlus! Stop it you tools! :rolleyes:

13. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Ads?, LOL mate, a simple bootloader unlock with custom ROM that too without warranty void fixes it all. You're just a pussy attacking everyone who says a word about OP7. Hope this helps.

16. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

How many people out there will or can flash custom roms you jackass? Not even 0.01%. If you have to do all the efforts of custom ROM to make your new phone usable, then your process of purchasing the device was a futile exercise to begin with.

4. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1474; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

I'm personally curious how the Pro version reportedly scored 458k on Antutu.

6. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Doesn't look like it's possible. Those scores are something a SD865 would score, not SD855 even with overclocking. Maybe Xiaomi boasted a bit too much and away from reality?

8. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1474; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

https://www.androidpure.com/redmi-k20-antutu-benchmark/ This supposedly would be the result.

7. S4NDY

Posts: 265; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Redmi K20 is MI9T for globally not Poco F2 https://twitter.com/Xiaomi/status/1133629043167772673?s=19

15. superguy

Posts: 471; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

How can you tell? I didn't gather that from the tweet - maybe I missed something?

9. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

The phones look awesome to me, been eyeing up the Mi 9 for a while but the 4000 mah battery here might push me towards the K20 if it's near the Mi 9 SE price. However I don't know how I feel about the pop camera, I'm fully content with the Water drop notch, wish they'd just gone with that. Will be interesting to see how the Mi 9 and Mi 9 SE price changes with the K20's around. However, a few things to note, does it have UFS? The Poco F1 did, also there is no SD card on the K20 series, I wonder if Xiaomi would give the POCO F2 downgrades as the F1 had an SD card. Can't wait till we are in the second half of the year and all the Xiaomi phones are out and on sale. You could take you pick of the lot and come out happy. I'll stick with my Redmi 7 till then!

12. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 134; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

It also lacks stereo speakers. Something the poco f1 had.

14. superguy

Posts: 471; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Hopefully they'll add more frequency support. K20 Pro has paltry LTE band support. Definitely not an international traveler's phone if you travel outside the region.

18. Romantico3pe

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

AMOLED=fail

20. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

U just don't know anything about Amoled. Which is why u spew the same trash on every article.

19. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

OnePlus all the way, I like having a reliable and solid data connection but it you get a Pocophone then good on you.

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