Xiaomi, earlier today, formally launched the first handset from its sub-brand Pocophone in India. As you might be already aware, this new device is the POCO F1. We have been writing a lot about the POCO F1 and I am sure you have been keeping a track of this new device as well. The POCO F1 will be targeted as an affordable flagship handset from the house of Xiaomi and will have devices like the OnePlus 6 and the ASUS Zenfone 5Z as its primary rivals. The device will also target several handsets from Huawei and Honor – including the Honor 10, the Nova 3 series and the recently launched Honor Play.
Now that the handset has been formally announced, let us quickly delve into the spec sheet of this device.
POCO F1 Specifications
The POCO F1 features a large 6.18-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. This panel has an aspect ratio of 18:9 which seems to have become the norm nowadays.
The POCO F1 is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC which is currently the most powerful chip on offer for Android devices. The SD845 chip houses the Adreno 630 GPU for graphics. The phone will be offered in four versions topped out by an 8GB RAM + 256GB version. The talking point of the POCO F1 is its revolutionary LiquidCool feature – a first for any smartphone launched in India.
Connectivity options on the POCO F1 include a dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm audio port. The handset also gets a large 4000mAh battery and will also support QuickCharge 3.0.
As far as the imaging department is concerned, the POCO F1 gets a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary shooter. The primary camera is capable of recording 4K videos at 60fps in the highest settings. At the front, the handset gets a large 20-megapixel shooter with support for IR Face Unlock, AI portrait and AI Beautify features.
On the software front, the POCO F1 will run Xiaomi’s new Poco Launcher out of the box which is based on Android 8.1. The company has also promised an official update to Android P.
POCO F1 Price in India
Now for the most awaited bit. The POCO F1 will be offered in four versions in India and will be priced as follows
POCO F1 (6GB+64GB) – ₹20,999
POCO F1 (6GB+128GB) – ₹23,999
POCO F1 (8GB+256GB) – ₹28,999
POCO F1 Armoured Edition (8GB+256GB) – ₹29,999
The phone will go on sale via Flipkart and the Mi store starting August 29, 2018, 12 P.M.
Watch out for our first impressions and hands-on article soon.