The upcoming Pocophone F1, which will be the first smartphone to be launched under Xiaomi’s Pocophone brand, was recently spotted on online stores in Europe, revealing its key specifications. It has been leaked online once again today, this time in an unboxing video posted on YouTube by Adrian Scarlat.
Pocophone F1: Unboxing Video Leaked Online
The 9-minute long video gives us a good overview of the upcoming smartphone, along with all the accessories that you get inside the box. Provided it is the final retail packaging that we are seeing in the video, it looks like Xiaomi will be bundling a cover in the box. Apart from the cover, the box also includes a faster charger, USB cable, user guide, and a SIM eject tool. Once fully unboxed, the person shooting the unboxing video boots the smartphone, giving us a look at the initial setup process. As expected, the Pocophone F1 runs on MIUI 9, likely based on Android 8.1 Oreo. In a separate video, Adrian also shows the Pocophone F1 running the popular AnTuTu benchmark. The prototype Pocophone F1 managed to score 2,58,149 points in the benchmark, which is impressive but not quite the highest a Snapdragon 845-powered smartphone has achieved in the benchmark. That said, we should keep in mind that it is a prototype device that we are seeing in the video. Performance numbers may well be different once the final retail versions arrive.
Pocophone F1: Specifications, Features
Going by the smartphone’s listing on a Romanian online retail store recently, the Pocophone F1 will come with a 5.99-inch sized IPS LCD notched display with 1080 x 2246 Full HD+ resolution and 416 PPI pixel density. Running under the hood will be Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 octa-core 10nm processor clocked at 2.8 GHz with an Adreno 630 GPU. However, unlike other Xiaomi flagship models, the Pocophone F1 will feature liquid cooling to ensure that the flagship mobile chip runs cool all the time and the device experiences no thermal throttling whatsoever. In the memory department, the F1 is likely to come with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The smartphone will feature Hybrid Dual-SIM slots, which means you will have to choose between a second SIM card and a microSD card for further expansion.
In terms of optics, the Pocophone F1 will offer a 12MP + 5MP AI dual-camera setup at the rear. Like other recent Xiaomi smartphones, the Pocophone F1 will have a host of AI-powered camera features aimed at helping users to capture stunning photos almost every time with minimal effort. For selfies and video calls, the handset will include a 20MP snapper on the front with AI-powered Portrait and Beauty modes as well as IR Face Unlock for easy access. Apart from Face Unlock, users will also be able to use the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor to unlock the device. Connectivity-wise, the Pocophone F1 will come with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, USB Type-C, and 4G VoLTE. Keeping the lights on will be a large 4000mAh capacity battery with support for the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 standard. As for software, the smartphone is expected to debut with Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5 out of the box.
Pocophone F1: Expected Price in India, Launch Date
The Pocophone F1 is expected to be launched in India sometime later this year, although there is still no info on when exactly the launch will happen. It is currently being speculated that the flagship-grade smartphone could arrive in India by October. As for the price, the Pocophone F1 is expected to be an affordable flagship device, so we can expect it to be priced very competitively somewhere around Rs.30,000.
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