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Xiaomi’s sub-brand Pocophone unveils the Poco F1 – You’ll like the specs on paper!

    Chinese Giant, Xiaomi launches the long awaited Poco F1 With Snapdragon 845 SoC, firing up to 8GB RAM. This is the Xiaomi Poco F1 Android powered Smartphone!

    Xiaomi has a new subsidiary company and they are known as Pocophone! Which is much like the Oppo’s Realme. The newly launched subsidiary companies are focused on India budgeted Smartphones market.

    The brand is led by former Google executive and Xiaomi’s Lead Product Manager Jai Mani. On Wednesday, the subsidiary company launched its first Android Smartphone, dubbed as Poco F1.

    Xiaomi Poco F1 Specs

    *. Display: 6.18-inch 18.7:9 1080p with 2.D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protection
    *. RAM: 6GB / 8GB
    *. Storage: 64GB / 128GB / 256GB
    *. Network and connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
    *. Camera:
    – Front: 20-megapixels selfie snapper
    – Back: Dual camera of 12MP primary and 5MP primary sensor
    *. Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass, Gyroscope, and Proximity sensor
    *. Battery capacity: 4000mAh battery with 18W charging support
    *. Quick Charge 3: YES
    *. OS: MIUI 9.6 based on Android 8.1 Oreo

    Xiaomi Poco F1

    Design and Display

    The newly launched Smartphone is quite impressive and spectacular, however, it features a notch display at the top of the bezels. The new Smartphone comes in three different variants.

    The Poco F1 packs a tall 6.18-inch 1080p display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Meanwhile, the borders around the screen is likely slimmer and thin, the Smartphone boasts of screen resolution at 1080pixel.

    It is quite surprising for a mid-range Smartphone to feature such amazing realistic display but the price is quite affordable, than most high end flagship phones. Featuring a stunning color contrast, and premium brightness setting.

    The smartphone is built with a polycarbonate plastic back design and also, there is a rubbery Kevlar aramid fibre, which is the premium Armoured edition.

    However, it comes with Rosso Red, Steel Blue and Graphite Black colour options. However, the screen features a 2.D curved Gorilla Glass 3 protection (outdated).

    Camera and Connectivity

    Like the ongoing selfie camera trend, the new Poco F1 arrives with a 20-megapixel selfie snapper, enhanced with HDR and AI Beautify features, scene recognition. And it also, doubles as the Face ID unlock with the IR light.

    While on the back, you have a dual camera setup, which consists of 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor with 1.4-micron pixel, dual-pixel autofocus and a secondary Samsung’s 5-megapixel, which acts an in-depth sensor.

    There is the necessary network and connectivity options for everyone! USB Type-C charging port, it supports USB 2.0, WiFi, GPS, 4G LTE, and Bluetooth 5.0.

    Performance and Battery

    The mobile phone comes with a high-end Snapdragon 845 chipset integrated with LiquidCool Technology, which is the latest Qualcomm chipset used in high end Smartphones such as the Galaxy Note 9 and OnePlus 6.

    On the RAM aspect, the Pocophone company did a perfect job by firing the RAM up to 8GB, although, there is the 6GB RAM options also. Well, the phone is reliable and strong enough to play high end games, intensive and sophisticated games, stream movies, and there is the LiquidCool Technology also.

    The newly launched Poco F1 comes in 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB inbuilt storage options, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). And also note that, it packs a hybrid SIM slot configuration.

    The Poco F1 runs Android 8.1 Oreo with a MIUI 9.6 skin. The company will update to version 10 later on. It features a huge 4000mAh battery capacity with QuickCharge 3.0 support for fast-charging. Note that It has a USB Type-C charging port and supports USB 2.0.

    Price of Xiaomi Poco F1

    India will be the first market for the device, however, Xiaomi has plans to expand the Pocophone brand to its other global markets in the future.

    The price of the Xiaomi Poco F1 for the 6GB/64GB model is Rs. 20,999 rupees ($300), while the 8GB / 256gb Armored Edition of Xiaomi Poco F1 costs Rs. 29,999-rupee ($429).

    The company is also touting Dirac HD Sound support, with a Dual Smart PA. Well, the Poco F1 might the Smartphones you’ve been looking for!