Xiaomi launches POCO F2 Pro: the ultimate flagship killer in The Philippines

Manilla, The Philippines, June 15, 2020 — Xiaomi unveils POCO F2 Pro, the newest smartphone under its sub-brand POCO. 

 

Tailored for tech enthusiasts, the device prioritizes performance over frills – without the traditional flagship price tag and is priced from PHP 26,990. 

 

Meanwhile, Xiaomi also brings Redmi 9, a brand-new entry-level smartphone of its popular Redmi series to the market. The device is priced from PHP 6,990. 

 

POCO F2 Pro: Powerfully cool with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 and LiquidCool Technology 2.0

 

POCO F2 Pro takes the mobile experience to the next level with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865: the most powerful 5G processor on the market. Paired with a Kryo™ 585 octa-core chip processor and Adreno™ 650 GPU, both offer 25% improved performance over their predecessor, delivering the ultimate performance with constantly connected users in mind. The powerful SoC is complimented with ultra high-speed LPDDR51 RAM and the latest UFS 3.1 storage, which enable POCO F2 Pro to offer top-notch read-and-write capabilities for insanely smooth operations.

 

With LiquidCool Technology 2.0, POCO F2 Pro sports the largest vapor chamber available on the market, along with multiple stacks of graphite and graphene. This solution keeps the device cool, especially the SoC and the surface of the phone, and sustains peak performance even under heavy activity loads. Optimized for power users and TÜV Rheinland High Gaming Performance certified, POCO F2 Pro delivers an improved gaming experience with enhanced HDR display and realistic haptic feedback with a z-axis linear motor. It also offers an immersive audio experience with Hi-Res Audio certification.

 

Sophistication meets vibrancy with a sleek design and 6.67” AMOLED Full Screen Display 

 

Checking all the boxes for a true-blue flagship killer, POCO F2 Pro touts a variety of favorite features, including an optical in-screen fingerprint sensor and Corning®️ Gorilla®️ Glass 5 on the front and back for sturdy protection. The device is offered in radiant colors and styles to suit every personality, including grey, purple, blue, and white – sporting an anti-glare matte finish in the purple and grey variants. 

 

With a contrast ratio of 5000000:1 and a brightness of 500 nits (typ) / 800 nits (HBM), the device brings display quality to the forefront. No matter the time of day, users can count on a comfortable viewing experience through POCO F2 Pro’s bright 6.67” AMOLED ultimate Full Screen Display, featuring a 360° triple ambient light sensor to deliver accurate ambient light detection and smooth brightness adjustment. 

 

Taking display quality even further, the device boasts the latest TÜV Rheinland Full Care Display Certification, HDR10+, DC dimming, and Sunlight Mode 2.0. Through its advanced customizable color scheme settings, users can incorporate their own unique flair to the device’s display for a personalized experience. 

 

Photography reigns supreme with 64MP quad rear camera and 20MP pop-up camera 

 

Touting an impressive 64MP rear quad camera set up, POCO F2 Pro’s Sony IMX686 sensor captures clear, detailed images, while its 13MP 123° ultra wide-angle lens lets users take effortlessly gorgeous landscapes and large group photos. A 5MP macro and 2MP depth sensor round out the rear camera for detailed close-ups with unparalleled bokeh, allowing for beautiful images every time.

 

With ultra-high definition video recording at 8K (24fps) and 4K (60fps), POCO F2 Pro turns any user into a cinematographer. The Pro mode for both photo and video offers more control over focus and exposure, so users can capture higher quality images without the use of a DSLR or other professional cameras. 

 

On the front, POCO F2 Pro sports a massive 20MP pop-up camera with a multicolor notification light, helping minimize front screen bezels without compromising camera quality. The selfie camera also sports 120fps slow motion video recording capability to turn even basic videos into cinematic masterpieces. 

 

Accelerated performance shines with high-capacity 4,700mAh (typ) battery and swift 9.6Gbps connectivity speeds

 

Enabling a reliable extended user experience, POCO F2 Pro packs a mighty punch with its massive 4,700mAh battery, surpassing the average user’s power needs even during heavy usage. The device also sports a swift 30W fast charge, which can fuel the device to 64% in just 30 minutes and 100% in 63 minutes2. In addition to superb charging speed, POCO F2 Pro also comes with a 33W in-box charger which provides a convenient power-up experience for users constantly on the go. 

 

With the support of WiFi 6, POCO F2 Pro provides a hyper-fast connectivity experience with speeds of 9.6Gbps, nearly three times as fast as WiFi 5. Additionally, the device integrates a multi-link connection allowing for stable and peak network connections at all times across 2.4G Wi-Fi, 5G Wi-Fi, and mobile data. 

 

POCO F2 Pro Quick specs

  POCO F2 Pro
Display 6.67” AMOLED ultimate Full Screen Display

2400×1080 FHD+

Contrast ratio: 5,000,000:1

Brightness: 500 nits (typ) / 800 nits (HBM)

360° triple ambient light sensor

TÜV Rheinland Full Care Display Certification

HDR10+

Advanced color scheme settings

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5

Color Neon Blue, Electric Purple, Cyber Grey, Phantom White

– Anti-glare matte finish in grey and purple devices

Dimensions 163.3mm x 75.4mm x 8.9mm, 218g
Network Support Dual SIM standby3

Wi-Fi 6, 5G MultiLink

Processor Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 865, 7nm process technology

KryoTM 585 octa-core CPU

AdrenoTM 650 GPU

5G supported

Storage LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1 (8GB+256GB variant)

LPDDR4X + UFS 3.1 (6GB+128GB variant)

Cooling System LiquidCool Technology 2.0 – 3435mm2 Vapor Chamber + multi-layer graphite + graphene, up to 14°C CPU core temperature reduction
Rear Camera  64MP + 13MP + 5MP + 2MP quad rear camera

64MP high-resolution main camera

  • Sony IMX686, 1/1.7” sensor size, ƒ/1.89, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel, AF, 6P lens

13MP 123°ultra wide-angle camera

5MP telemacro camera, 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.2, AF

2MP depth sensor

Supports 8K@24fps/4K@60fps video recording, Pro mode, 4K 30fps time-lapse, ShootSteady video, Video bokeh, Night mode 2.0, Vlog mode, Cinematic mode

Front Camera 20MP pop-up front camera

Supports 120fps front slow motion

Multi-color notification light

Drop protection

Connection Multifunctional NFC, IR blaster
Security In-screen fingerprint sensor
Battery & Charging 4,700mAh (typ) battery

30W wired fast charge (63 mins to 100%2)

In-box charger: 33W

USB Type-C

Audio 3.5mm headphone jack

Hi-Res Audio certification

Motor Z-axis linear vibration motor
System MIUI for POCO based on Android 10
Storage Variants 8GB+256GB

6GB+128GB

 

POCO F2 Pro has two variants, 8GB+256GB and 6GB+128GB, in Neon Blue, Phantom White, Electric Purple and Cyber Grey. Priced at PHP 29,990 and PHP 26,990 respectively, the two models will be available at Authorized Mi Stores from June 15, 2020. 

 

Starting from June 18, 2020 consumers can purchase both models at Xiaomi Official Store on Lazada, and enjoy P2,000 off for 24 hours on June 18, 2020.

 

Redmi 9: Reinventing the entry-level smartphone experience

As the first entry-level Redmi smartphone to feature an all-purpose quad-camera set up, Redmi 9 helps capture life’s special moments. Whether you’re looking to take a quick snap, wide-angle group shot, close-up with stunning details or beautiful portrait photos, Redmi 9 has you covered. The device also integrates fun and creativity into the photography experience with premium camera features, including kaleidoscope and palm shutter. 

 

Meanwhile, users can view more with Redmi 9’s bigger and better screen. Featuring a 6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display, Redmi 9 offers an optimal visual experience with crystal-clear detail at your fingertips. It also comes with TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification and Corning® Gorilla® Glass for on-the-go protection.   

 

Optimized performance for all

On the performance front, Redmi 9 sports an optimized MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, delivering a 207% improved performance4 over its predecessor. Paired with a 5020mAh (typ) large capacity battery, Redmi 9 packs the power you need for everyday work and play. This performance beast even supports 18W fast charging technology to keep your sideline time to a minimum so you can get back in the game. 

 

Stylish with more features to love 

Redmi 9 features the stunning smartphone design you deserve. On the back cover, it leverages a chic gradient color design and an anti-fingerprint ripple texture. The rear fingerprint sensor is specially designed to sit beside the camera set, and surrounded by a trendy circle design featured on Redmi’s current smartphone lineup. Altogether, this makes Redmi 9 even more comfortable to hold and unlock.

 

To round it out, Redmi 9 also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, IR blaster, and multi-functional NFC5, while supporting dual SIM usage and an additional microSD card slot. With Redmi 9, users don’t have to compromise – they can have it all. 

 

Redmi 9 Quick Specs:

Redmi 9 
Display 6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display

400 nit (typ) brightness 

Color contrast ratio: 1500:1 (typ)

NTSC: 70% (typ)

TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification 

Reading mode 2.0

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 

Rear camera 13MP wide-angle camera

8MP ultra wide-angle camera, 118° FOV

5MP macro camera 

2MP depth sensor 

Front camera 8MP selfie camera
Body Splash-proof nano coating 
Dimension  163.32 x 77.01 x 9.1mm
Processor  MediaTek Helio G80 

12nm process technology 

Oct-core CPU, up to 2.0 GHz 

Weight  198g
Security  Rear fingerprint sensor 

Face unlock

Charging  5020mAh (typ) battery

18W wired fast charging 

10W in-box charger 

Network support  Dual 4G standby
Connectivity  Bluetooth 5.0 

Multi-functional NFC5

IR blaster 

System  MIUI 11 based on Android 10
Variant  3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB5

Expandable storage up to 512GB 

Available color  Carbon Grey, Ocean Green, Sunset Purple 

 

Redmi 9 will be available in two variants, 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB, in Carbon Grey, Ocean Green and Sunset Purple. Priced at PHP 6,990 and PHP 7,490 respectively, they will be available for purchase at Xiaomi Official Global Store on Shopee starting from June 16, 2020. 

 

A one-day early bird flash sale will also be held on June 16, 2020. Consumers may purchase the 3GB+32GB variant at PHP 500 off or PHP 6,490 at Xiaomi’s Official Global Store on Shopee.

 

More information on Redmi 9 will be unveiled on June 25, 2020. It will also roll out at other sales channels from June 30, 2020.

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