Last week, Xiaomi teased that it was working on a new lineup of smartphones that will be called Pocophone. Today, the company has confirmed that it’ll be launching the Poco F1 under its POCO sub-brand in India on August 22. The announcement comes as an invite that reads “Poco F1: Master of Speed” thus confirming that the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon chipset.
The news follows up after last week’s announcement from Jani Mani, Xiaomi’s India Lead Product Manager who confirms about the new project under Xiaomi India. The company has also partnered with Qualcomm for what it indicates as “a whole new level of real-world speed”.
Set to be unveiled at an event in New Delhi, the Poco F1 will feature a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio, meaning it will come top notch at the top. The device is reported to be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile platform with Adreno 640 GPU, 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage.
There could be a dual camera setup at the back with a combination of 12MP primary lens and a 5MP secondary lens as well as a 20MP camera on the front for selfies and video calling. The Poco F1 will run on Android 8.1 Oreo and will be fuelled by a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. For connectivity, the phone supports 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, dual-SIM, 3.5mm audio jack and a USB Type-C port.
|Xiaomi Pocophone F1|
|Display||5.99-inch Full HD+|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC|
|Camera||12MP+5MP rear, 20MP Front|
|Memory||6GB + 64GB/128GB|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
With the Poco F1, Xiaomi will get the much-required switch from the notion of being considered a budget smartphone brand. The latest announcement also confirms suspicions that Xiaomi is gunning for OnePlus’ hottest and will be aiming its smartphone around or under the price bracket of its counterpart’s latest OnePlus 6 smartphone.