It is now evident that Xiaomi is working on a new high-end smartphone under an all-new Pocophone sub-brand. We first heard about this new branding last month when the Chinese company had filed for the European Community Trademark registration.
Dubbed Pocophone F1, it is the first smartphone in under Xiaomi’s new sub-brand. It has also received NCC and FCC certification a few weeks ago. Now, the Pocophone F1 has received the Bluetooth SIG certification, bringing it closer to the launch. We had also exclusively revealed that the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 will also be launched in India, but it may use a different name.
Xiaomi Pocophone F1: Bluetooth SIG Certification
The Bluetooth SIG certification documents for the Pocophone F1 smartphone reveal some important information about the smartphone, something that wasn’t known earlier, such as its camera setup, processor, and other features. Going by the information listed in the certification documents, the smartphone will bear the model number M1805E10A. Let’s now have a look at its features and specifications.
Xiaomi Pocophone F1: Features, Specifications
The Xiaomi Pocophone F1’s Bluetooth certification also reveals that the smartphone will come packed with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. The device will even feature liquid-cooling system which will help it in delivering sustained peak performance under heavy workloads. The processing chipset inside the F1 will be paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Storage options will include 64GB and 128GB. On the software front, the device will run Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 OS out of the box.
The smartphone will sport a 12MP+5MP dual-camera. The primary, 12MP camera sensor will have a 1.4µm pixels and dual-pixel autofocus, while the 5MP sensor will act as a depth sensor for clicking images with background blur effect. At the front, the device comes equipped with a 20MP camera for capturing selfies and for video calling. The front 20MP camera will offer the Super Pixel—technology (pixel binning) which will combine data from four pixels into one pixel for better clarity. This will help it to achieve better noise reduction in images, capture more light and enhance photo quality, especially in low-light conditions. That’s not all. The front-facing camera will even have an infrared illuminator, allowing it to use the AI face unlock feature, which will even work just as well in pitch-dark conditions as it does in bright daylight.
Xiaomi Pocophone F1: Rumoured Pricing
If the rumoured pricing is to be believed, the 6GB RAM+64GB storage variant of the Pocophone F1 will retail for EUR 420 (approximately, Rs. 33,641), making it one of the cheapest Snapdragon 845-equipped smartphones in the European market. The higher-end variant with 128GB of internal storage space is said be priced at EUR 460 (approximately, Rs. 36,849).
As of now, Xiaomi hasn’t revealed any launch plans or time frame of the arrival of this phone in the market. However, since the handset has now cleared various certification processes, including NCC, FCC and Bluetooth, we have a feeling that the launch of the smartphone isn’t far off from now. We expect to see new information to reveal soon.