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There are number of other features we’d like to see on a Poco F1 follow-up, such as an IR blaster, a big battery, relatively fast charging, and polished camera software. But the old phone also delivered IR face unlock, and I think it’s safe to say that Poco could save a few pennies by ditching this feature.

We’re also expecting a Poco F1 follow-up to miss out on mmWave 5G for a couple of reasons. For one, this 5G flavor is only really commonplace in the US right now, and Poco phones have never officially launched in the country.

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The standard also requires pricier RF components. Counterpoint Research says that the mmWave Galaxy Note 20 Ultra costs ~10% more than the sub-6Ghz only variant in terms of total component costs. We’ve also seen the likes of the OnePlus 8 retailing for $100 more on Verizon due to the addition of mmWave support.

We wouldn’t expect wireless charging and a significant IP rating either, as this would add even more cost to the end product.

What would you like to see from a Poco F1 successor though? Let us know by voting in the poll above and dropping your thoughts in the comments below!

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Author: Hadlee Simons