Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Launch Date, Price, and Specifications
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 holds the most powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and is the cheapest smartphone carrying the most expensive Chipset. In fact, it is the perfect match of top-level features and affordable price. The handset launches with 6.18-inch FHD+ Display, 18.7:9 aspect ratios, Android Oreo with POCO customized MIUI 9.6 Interface, Dual 12MP + 5MP Rear Cameras, 20MP HDR selfie unit, Octa-core processor, Adreno 630 GPU, 6GB RAM, 64GB ROM, and massive 4000mAh battery. It is also known as Xiaomi Poco F1.
Release Date and Price
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 launched in India on August 22, and then it released for the global market on August 27. The Pocophone Availability Sheet By Xiaomi listed the France, Indonessia, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Kazahstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Siri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgeria, Croatia, Czench Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Uruguay. The Poco F1 will hit these regions sooner or later.
The Pocophone F1’s 64GB model is priced at INR 20,999 ($300) while the 128GB and 256GB versions are available for INR 23,999 ($345) and INR 28,999 ($430). The sales will start from August 29.
The European people could make an early pre-order for €399 through Belsimpel online store. The Shipment will start after two weeks of pre-order.
For your info, ZTE launched new Nubia Z18 which is also a cheap device to get Snapdragon 845.
Design, Display, and OS
The Pocophone F1 looks elegant. It has a metal body, 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm dimensions, 180 grams weight, 82% screen-to-body ratio, a big display, small bezels, a top-notch for front camera and earpiece, a Power button and two Volume keys on right, a 3.5mm audio socket on the upper side, and a USB port at the bottom side. There are vertically-oriented dual camera setup and a LED flash on the back. A Fingerprint Sensor is also there.
The Smartphone comes with 6.18-inches screen, IPS LCD Display, 18.7:9 aspect ratios, 1080 x 2246 pixels resolution, and 403ppi density. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects the top fromscratches. It is running on Android 8.1 (Oreo) and customized with MIUI 9.6 OS. But it will be upgraded to Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10 in the next three months.
Camera and Hardware
Xiaomi Poco F1 gets Dual 12MP (f/1.9) + 5MP (f/2.0) Rear Optics to shoot beautiful photographs, 2160p and 1080p videos at 30fps and 240fps respectively. It supports gyro-EIS, HDR mode, panorama, and dual LED flash. Coming to the front, there is a 20MP (f/2.0) camera for selfies and video calls. It also enables HDR mode to capture brighter images. An Infrared Face Recognition sensor is also on the front to access Face Unlock Security.
The Pocophone F1 packs 10nm processor based Snapdragon 845 chipset, Octa-core 2.8GHz CPU, Adreno 630 GPU, 6GB RAM, and 64GB inbuilt storage. It is also offered in 128GB and 256GB variants paired with 6GB and 8GB RAM respectively. MicroSD slot is available in all models.
In terms of battery, it houses a Li-Po 4000mAh non-removable battery which makes it easier to talk and play movies or games without worrying aboutbattery life. Fast Charging is accessible via Quick Charge 3.0 for instant recharging.
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 arrives in four color editions, Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Ross Red and Armored Edition with Kevlar. It is closed with Dual Nano-SIMs,and runs 3G, 4G LTE, Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM radio, and USB Type C.