Xiaomi, one of the most reputable smartphone manufacturer who never disappoints their customers, yet again comes with a new smartphone series — Pocophone. Pocophone is the going to be Xiaomi’s new budget-focused brand that will be used first in India before coming to other parts of the world.
Days ago company already announced the name of the new sub-brand, but today they launched the first smartphone in this series, Poco F1. Poco F1 is the new budget smartphone in Xiaomi arsenal with a low price tag and flagship features.
Poco F1 with 5.99-inch full HD+ display is powered by the top-of-the-line processor, Snapdragon 845 paired with an Adreno 630 GPU and 4000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge™ 3.0. The phone is going to be available in three variants — base level F1 comes loaded with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, then one with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB and top-end with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. The storage can be expanded via a microSD card.
Some special flagship features of Poco F1 are LiquidCool Technology to improve thermal performance during hardcore gaming and a notch that houses IR face unlock equipped with an infrared light sensor and infrared camera for instant and secure face unlocking even in the dark.
When comes to the camera, Pocophone F1 comes with 12MP + 5MP AI dual camera features dual-pixel autofocus and a large 1.4μm pixel sensor in the primary lens. The front-facing camera, on the other hand, is a 20 MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture, AI Beautify 4.0 and precise bokeh effect deliver studio quality shots.
Additional specification includes — rear fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm audio port, USB Type-C charging port and first smartphone in India to feature 4G+ support. The device will run on Android Oreo 8.1 with MIUI 10 and also promises to upgrade to Android P later this year.
The Poco F1 price is really going to attract the users. It’s a beast with a low price tag and is going to be a competitor for OnePlus 6. Poco F1 is priced as follows in India:
- POCO F1 (6GB+64GB) – ₹20,999 ($300)
- POCO F1 (6GB+128GB) – ₹23,999 ($350)
- POCO F1 (8GB+256GB) – ₹28,999 ($415)
- POCO F1 Armoured Edition (8GB+256GB) – ₹29,999 ($429)
Xiaomi said global prices and availability dates will be revealed on August 27 at three simultaneous events in Jakarta, Paris, and Hong Kong.