The Pocophone F1 aka Poco F1 has managed to become quite a popular device in 2018, and even though we didn't really see any legit info regarding its successor, Ben Geskin has just released a concept render of the device. Xiaomi is the company behind the Pocophone F1, and if this concept render ends up being close to the real design of the Pocophone F2, then you can expect a rather different approach by the company. The Pocophone F1 sported a really hard-to-miss notch, while the phone shown today comes with a tiny, waterdrop notch which houses the phone's front-facing camera, while an earpiece is placed right above it. The chin on this phone is also noticeably thinner than the one on the Pocophone F1, and the phone's display sports rounded corners. The volume up, down, and power / lock buttons are all located on the right-hand side of the phone, while the phone's SIM card tray is probably accessible from the left. A regular fingerprint scanner is shown on the back of the phone, while you will notice that there are two vertically-aligned cameras included in the top-left corner of the phone's back. A dual-LED flash is located below those two cameras, while the "Poco" branding is visible on the back of the phone as well. Based on the provided image, it is not exactly clear as to what materials were envisioned for this phone, but it seems like that's not glass on the back.
Pocophone F1 vs Pocophone F2 Concept
The Pocophone F1 did sport two cameras on the back, just like this concept Pocophone F2 smartphone, though the Pocophone F1's cameras were centered, while a fingerprint scanner was placed right below them. The curved on the back of the Pocophone F1 is also more pronounced than on this concept render, while the bezels are thinner on the Pocophone F2 render, definitely. Another obvious difference can be seen in the notch department, as the Pocophone F1's notch is quite wide, and unsightly, while the Pocophone F2 concept render comes with an Essential PH-1-like notch, which is much easier to ignore, at least for some people. This concept render really does not have to represent the upcoming Pocophone F2 smartphone, but it may, who knows, we'll just have to wait and see what is Xiaomi preparing for us.
Pocophone F2 Arrival And What To Expect
The Pocophone F1 managed to become so popular mainly because of its low price tag and powerful specifications. Some people consider the Pocophone F1 to be the new OnePlus One, as it not only shipped with the Snapdragon 845, 6GB / 8GB of RAM, and a large battery, but it offered a much lower price tag than the OnePlus 6 and 6T, for example. The Pocophone F1 is in a league of its own when it comes to pricing and specs ratio, and consumers will expect the same to be the case with the Pocophone F2, that's for sure. Not a single detail regarding the Pocophone F2 surfaced thus far, but it's safe to assume that it will be fueled by the Snapdragon 855 once it becomes official. The Pocophone F2 launch is quite probably far away at this point, as the Pocophone F1 arrived back in August last year, so the Pocophone F2 will probably launch in Q3 2019. The Pocophone F2 will probably include at least 6GB of RAM, while you can expect a large display to be included in the package, a display larger than 6 inches. A large battery will be a part of the offering as well, while Android 9 Pie will come pre-installed on the device, along with Xiaomi's MIUI skin with POCO customizations. The device is expected to sport two cameras on the back, and it will be interesting to see whether Poco will opt for a plastic build once again, or will it opt for metal and glass instead, which would increase the price of the phone a bit, that's for sure. The Pocophone F2 probably won't support 5G, as that would increase its price considerably, but it will include two SIM card slots, just like its predecessor, that is a given. The Pocophone F1 includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, and it will be interesting to see whether Poco will do the same with the Pocophone F2, or will it follow the trend of removing audio jacks from phones.