Bad surprise for the price of POCO F2 Pro in Italy? …
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POCO F2 Pro may be less "flagship killer" than expected
In the presentation phase, the management announced a very attractive price on the stage, equal to € 499 for the starting version. Not a bad figure, if you consider the full screen look, the Snapdragon 865 with 6/8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128/256 GB of UFS 3.x storage. Without considering the 64 + 5 + 13 + 2 MP quad camera with telephoto and wide angle, the 20 MP pop-up cam, the ID sensor in the display and the large 4,700 mAh battery with 33W recharge. Add to this excellent hardware sector a lean software, as per POCO tradition, and you will get a flagship with all the trappings.
However, it would appear that the pricing policy is slightly different from what was expected. The price of € 499 for the 6/128 GB variant is true, but only for sale through GearBest and Aliexpress. The matter becomes different in the case of the main retailers. We say this because we noticed that, by going to the official POCO Italy website and clicking on the "Where to buy" button, you are redirected to the official Xiaomi Italy website. And it is here that you discover the apparent truth that will not make many happy: the price rises to 599.90 €, always for the basic version of 6/128 GB.
This price was believed to be valid for a higher version of 8/128 GB, but also in this case the 599 € concern only GearBest and Aliexpress. Also because at present the top cut is not available on the Xiaomi Italia store. In short, it seems that the prices of the main stores are not what we believed, probably due to unfavorable taxation, a usual factor for Europe. Even looking at the stores of other nations, in fact, it is possible to notice how costs € 599 in Germany and France, for example. Spain is a little better, traditionally more in line with the announced prices: however much the surcharge is there, it costs 549 € here.
For the moment it is our deduction on the basis of what is shown by the official stores and we could be denied when there will be a possible official release in this regard. But for the moment it seems that this will be the cost to pay to buy from Italy.
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