Just like IBBK, the brand behind Oppo and OnePlus Xiaomi also has a new brand called Pocophone. The first Smartphone in this series is known as Xiaomi Poco F1 which was unveiled officially on August 22 and has been trending on the internet since then. The reason is not far-fetched. It rocks the latest Snapdragon 845, making it one of the fastest phones in the world today.
Pocophone F1 is entirely focused on speed just like the OnePlus 6 device and as such it’s powered by the Snapdragon 845 Processor, the best Snapdragon Processor on any phone now. The device features a 6.18-inch LCD with a resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels. Of course, it has a full view display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The real deal is that you can get this amazing phone on Gearbest for just $329.99, making it the cheapest Snapdragon smartphone.
Let’s get to meet the Xiaomi PocoPhone F1.
Xiaomi Poco F1 Key Specs
- 6.18-inch, FHD+ LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2246 x 1080 pixels
- Android 8.1 Oreo (MIUI)
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU with 6GB/8GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB/256GB built-in storage, up to 512GB memory card supported
- Dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera and a 20MP front camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint scanner (rear)
- Face ID
- 4, 000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery
Design and Display
In terms of design, the Xiaomi Poco F1 is made of polycarbonate material and is available in four colours, Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red and the fourth variant is called Armored Edition which has a Kevlar back for better grip and higher scratch-resistance.
The device measures 155.5mm * 75.2mm * 8.8mm in dimension and weighs 182g. However, the Armoured Edition which comes with a kevlar back weighs about 187g.
The device is quite a multimedia powerhouse, it houses two stereo speakers, one at the bottom while the second is the earpiece.
At the front, the Xiaomi Poco F1 features a 6.18” LCD with a notch and Full HD+ resolution (2246 x 1080 pixels in 18.7:9 ratio). There are no physical buttons at the front, however, the notch area houses the infrared blister. The device is protected by an unknown Corny Gorilla Glass.
Hardware and Software.
The Xiaomi Poco F1 is made for speed and according to Xiaomi, it is the Master of Speed. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 built on the 10nn technology with Octa-core Kryo™ 385 CPU architecture is in charge here nothing short of blissful performance is expected. It is accompanied with the Adreno 630 graphics processor and in terms of RAM, there are two variant, the standard version with 6GB of RAM and the Armoured Edition with 8GB of RAM.
There are three storage options, 64GB, 128GB and the 256GB. To ensure an enjoyable gaming experience, the Xiaomi Poco F1 is built with a LiquidCool Technology that keeps the phone cool even at its peak performance. the device boots MIUI 9.6 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Camera and Connectivity
Camera-wise, you get a dual rear camera at the back that consists of a 12MP + 5MP configuration. This is the same camera combo on the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE. The main camera is a Sony IMX363 sensor with 1.4µm pixels and f/1.9 lens. If you are a selfie enthusiast, the Poco F1 might delight you with its impressive 20MP-front-facing camera.
Connectivity options on the Poco F1 include WiFi Hotspot-802.11a/b/g/n/ac, a hybrid nanoSIM + nanoSIM/microSD, bluetooth 5.0, AAC/aptX/aptX-HD/LDAC audio codec, USB type-C charging port, 3.5mm audio port and 4G connectivity.
Battery and Availability
The battery is 4,000 mAh capacity with 18W Quick Charge 3.0 capabilities with a QC3 charger in the retail box. The Poco F1 will start selling from August 29th with a starting price of INR21,999 ($345) for the 6/64 GB version. But Starting today, you can get the Poco Phone F1 at $329.99 on Gearbest.
Xiaomi Poco F1 Full Specs
|Operating system||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Display||6.18-inch FHD+ LCD, 2246 x 1080 (18:9)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|Expandable||MicroSD up to 512GB|
|Primary rear camera||12MP Super-Speed Dual Pixel, OIS, f/1.9|
|Secondary rear camera||5MP telephoto lens|
|Front camera||20MP, f/1.9, autofocus|
|Connectivity Wi-Fi||802.11ac MIMO, 1.2Gbps (Cat-18) LTE, Bluetooth 5.0 LE ANT+, NFC, GPS, Glonass|
|Audio Stereo speakers||Yes|
|Battery||Non-removable – 4000mAh|
|Water resistance IP68||N/A|
|Security||One-touch fingerprint sensor|
|Colours||Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red|