Earlier we reviewed the top 5G smartphones of 2021 from the Chinese company Realme which was a sub-brand of Oppo. Now Poco which was earlier a sub-brand of Xiaomi and presently a standalone company put their foot in the game and announced varieties of 5G Poco phones. Though India hasn’t got the 5G networks yet Poco wants to cover as much area as they can. They want to put a 5G smartphone on every customer before even the global launch of 5G networks so that they can enjoy it right away. For your convenience, we have put together a list of the 5G smartphones of 2021 (including upcoming and rumoured) from the Poco brand.
Here is the list of Poco 5G phones
Best Poco 5G Phones for 2021
- Poco F3
Poco F3 sports a 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED display with a 360Hz touch response. It is powered by the 3.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset paired with 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB. The phone packs Android 11-based MIUI 12 skin out of the box. We get a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. The device draws power from a 4520 mAh battery that supports 33W fast-charging. It is priced at EUR 349 for 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM option.
- Poco F2 Pro
The Poco F2 Pro specs include a display of 6.67-inches (1080 x 2400 pixels) which is a Super AMOLED display with HDR10+ and has 500 nits brightness. The front and back of the device is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and comes in an aluminium frame. Coming to the brain of the device, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor which has a 7nm chipset. It is an Octa-core processor and for gaming, it has an Adreno 650.
Android 10 runs the Poco F2 Pro and has the latest MIUI 12. Coming to memory and storage, the device comes in two variants- 6GB LPDDR4X RAM coupled with 128GB internal storage and 8GB LPDDR5 RAM paired with 256GB storage. Sadly, both the variants cant be expanded since there is no card slot. Furthermore, for faster read and write speeds it has UFS 3.1.
For the optics, the rear has four lenses: 64MP (wide) + 5MP (telephoto macro) + 13MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (depth) and the front has a 20MP wide lens which is a motorized pop up camera. Interestingly you can record up to 8K videos @24/30 fps with the rear one.
For privacy and security, the device comes with an in-display fingerprint and optical unlocking. It has a basic Li-Po 4700 mAh and has Fast charging 30W, Quick Charge 4+, and USB Power delivery support. Also, they claim that it can charge your phone up to 100% in 63 min.
The Poco F2 Pro was launched on May 12, 2020. The chances for the India launch is slim. But if it launches the prices could be around Rs. 35,000 for the 6GB+128GB variant.
However, the standard Poco F2 will likely be launched in India. As of now, specs are not known yet. We may hear about Poco F2 by early 2021.