Last month, the Xiaomi owned Poco brand had announced the Pocophone F1, its first smartphone running on Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9. During the launch of the smartphone, the company had already promised that the handset would be getting Android 9.0 Pie update in near future, which is sometime in Q4 2018. In the wake of recent Geekbench listings, we now believe that the company is already in the final testing stages of this latest Android version. The benchmark listing depicts the Pocophone F1, running on the latest version of Android, which is the Android 9.0 Pie.
Xiaomi Pocophone F1: Geekbench
Taking a look at the benchmark listing in detail, we can see that the Poco F1 has managed to score 2,046 and 7,520 points respectively in the single-core and multi-core tests. These scores are no doubt not as great as the ones we had seen on the same device running on Android 8.1 Oreo. Before we jump to any hasty conclusions, let us remember that the company is probably still testing this newer version of Android on the handset, and that usually involves more time and engineering effort to optimise fully for performance. As mentioned above, the Android 9.0 Pie update for the device is expected to arrive in Q4 2018, but there is no confirmation available as such if it will be in the form of a beta version or stable build.
Xiaomi Pocophone F1: Features, Specifications
As far as the specs of the device are concerned, the Pocophone F1 sports a 6.18-inch IPS LCD display replete with a FHD+ (1080x 2246 pixel) resolution, resulting in an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm’s current best-in-class octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset, which is paired with the Adreno 630 GPU. The smartphone ships in 6GB and 8GB RAM options along with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage. On the software front, it runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, with the more customised version of MIUI 9 user interface (Poco Launcher) baked on top.
The imaging department of the handset is handled by a 12MP+5MP dual camera setup. For selfies and video calling, the phone offers a 20MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture lens. The smartphone also comes with a fingerprint sensor and face unlock capability. Connectivity-wise, it features Hybrid Dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS+GLONASS, and USB Type-C port. The whole package is powered by a 4000mAh battery that has Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging support.