The Pocophone F2 - if we get to see it - is a smartphone which, like its manufacturer, is surrounded by uncertainty. This past week we saw how some analysts predicted the end of POCO due to the good results of the Redmi K20 Pro, a terminal that, as we have already told you, has reason to be a danger for the Pocophone.
However, this does not have to happen like this, and the Pocophone F2 could be a device that perfectly combines with the Redmi K20 Pro in the Xiaomi catalog, with similar specifications, but with differences that can be key.
This could differentiate the Pocophone F2 in the Xiaomi catalog
A solid and notch device
The Redmi K20 Pro is a terminal that aspires to a lot, and two of its most amazing features are the fingerprint reader under the screen and the folding front camera , two of the most recent innovations that are coming to some smartphones.
However, it is true that they are not something that everyone wants in their device, and this is precisely where the Pocophone F2 could gain advantage, integrating a small notch with the camera and the infrared sensor for facial unlocking, as well as the sensor Traditional fingerprint on the back.
This, along with a change of materials, would differentiate it from the Redmi K20, after all, no matter how innovative, there may be users - like me, without going any further - who prefer to have this technology in their terminal when they offer a Experience as fast as with traditional fingerprint sensors or cameras integrated in the front.
A lower price due to some cuts
The fact of having a traditional fingerprint sensor and a camera integrated in the front, would inevitably cause the Pocophone F2 to have a lower price than the Redmi K20 Pro, and, provided that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is maintained as a processor It can be very interesting.
And, the fact that due to the cuts the Pocophone F2 cost less, could be an incentive for many users who would value the possibility of saving 50 euros - for example - by buying this device instead of the Redmi K20 Pro.
In addition, he would not cannibalize his cousin’s brother’s sales, since, after all, he offers things that justify his higher price, and the user who wants that triple rear camera, the frameless design, the drop-down camera and the reader of fingerprints under the screen, will pay what it costs, without regard.
Posts to dream… Android One
One of the routes - highly unlikely, yes - that Xiaomi would have to differentiate the Pocophone is to introduce Android One instead of MIUI in the terminal, which would make it the first high-end without MIUI of the company.
In view of the triumph that the Mi A series has had in Xiaomi, perhaps it would not be a bad idea to bet on pure software, as the canons command, for the new Pocophone, which would surely win even more followers.
After all, not everyone adapts well to MIUI, and there are people who prefer a pure version of Android, without complications and with an interface to which they are already more than accustomed.
We have talked about all this in our podcast, Connecting, which we launch every Thursday and that you can hear for free on the main podcast platforms such as Spotify or iVoox.