How much does the Poco F2 Pro cost? The answer is not €500 as this slide from Xiaomi’s launch event presentation would have you believe. Actually, the answer is “depends on who you ask”.
Mi.com’s Spanish website claims that it will sell the 6/128GB version for €500, but starting on May 5. Currently, it’s €530 (€600 if you want the 8/256GB model).
The French sub-site is charging €550. Going to the German section of Mi.com we find the F2 Pro base model at €600. Same in Italy, €600. All three countries will have a one-day sale on June 4 when the price will be the promised €500.
Then there’s GearBest, which claims to have units in a French warehouse and is asking only €462.50 for the 6/128GB version. AliExpress sells it for €526.19 from a Spanish warehouse. Amazon Germany will be selling the phone at €500, though units are expected later this month (note that this is an external seller, but the order is fulfilled by Amazon).
The moral of this story is that if you’re in Europe and you want a Poco F2 Pro, it’s probably best to avoid Mi.com and pick it up from another store. Unless you’re getting one tomorrow.