In an event in India, Xiaomi finally launched the Pocophone F1, and once again, redefed how a flagship specced smartphone is priced. Seriously, hang on for the price.
The Pocophone F1 has a 6.18-inch display with FHD+ resolution, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 along with up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. It boasts a 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera system complimented by a 20MP selfie camera .
The phone runs on a modified version of MIUI 9.6 called MIUI for Poco, on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. As far as the overall look is concerned, it seems to have been inspired by the popular NOVA launcher. It packs a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 capability. It’s also due to receive an update to Android 9.0 Pie within the next three months.
Other features include stereo speakers and LiquidCool Technology, which by its name, prevents the phone from heating up too much when gaming.
Now comes the most interesting part of all . The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 will be priced at $300 for the 6GB/64GB variant, $345 for 6GB/128GB, and $415 for 8GB/256GB. There’s also an armored version, which only comes in an 8GB/256GB variant, and will set you back $430. The device will be available on sale online on mi.com and Flipkart starting August 29.
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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.