Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Specifications, Price and Release Date (India, Global)

The long-teased Xiaomi Pocophone F1 has just been announced by the manufacturer in an event that took place in New Delhi, India. The smartphone promises to offer vakue for money, so I guess it should be a must-buy. To give you an idea of what I am talking about, set your eyes on the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 full specifications, features and price. You also get to see the release date in India and globally.

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Specifications, Price and Release Date (India, Global)

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Features

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 will be known as Poco F1 in India, and it came with the flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset with a decent price tag too, as you will see at the bottom of this page.

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The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 has a 6.18 inch LCD display, with a notch and Full HD+ resolution (2246 x 1080 pixels), plus 18.7:9 aspect ratio. You will not find any physical button at the front of the phone, but there is an infrared sensor for Face Unlock located in the notch. The display is protected with a Gorilla Glass, but the exact version is yet to be confirmed by the manufacturer.

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The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 came with a Snapdragon 845 chipset with an octa-core CPU running at 2.8 GHz, an Adreno 630 GPU, coupled with either a 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM. The internal storage options are; 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, all depending on the one you wish to buy.

From the camera department, the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 packs a 12MP + 5MP dual camera setup on the rear. The setup hardware looks the same as the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, with the main Sony IMX363 sensor packing 1.4µm pixels and sitting behind f/1.9 lens. The selfie camera is a 20MP sensor with an f/2.0 lens. It is joined at the notch by the face unlock setup from the Mi 8. It is made up of an infrared lighting, scanning the face and a separate lens that reads the light that bounces from the face.

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The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 runs on MIUI 9.6 based on Android Oreo, but it is actually a modified version. Known as MIUI for Poco, it packs a new Poco theme, and actually behaves and looks and behaves similar to the Nova Launcher. Within the next three months, the OS should be upgraded to MIUI 10, and Android Pie.

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The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 came with an impressive 4000mAh battery with 18W Qucik Charge 3.0 capabilities with a QC3 charger in the retail box. The phone also packs stereo speakers, one at  the bottom and the second being the earpiece. The phone wil be arriving with so-called Liquid Cool Technology, which means it should not heat up while used for gaming.

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Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

 

LAUNCH

Announced 2018, August
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, August 29th

 

BODY
Dimensions 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm (6.12 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)
Weight 180 g (6.35 oz)
Build Front glass, plastic body
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

 

DISPLAY

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.18 inches, 96.2 cm2 (~82.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
  – MIUI 9.6 (POCO customization)

 

PLATFORM

OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630

 

MEMORY

Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA

Dual 12 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
5 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, depth sensor
Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 1080p@240fps

 

SELFIE CAMERA

Single 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps

 

SOUND

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio FM radio, recording
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

 

FEATURES

Sensors Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
  – Fast battery charging 9V/2A (Quick Charge 3.0)
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

 

BATTERY

  Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

 

MISC

Colors Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red, Armored Edition with Kevlar
Price About 300 EUR

 

TESTS

Performance Basemark OS II: 4034 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3713
Basemark X: 43652
Display Contrast ratio: 1468:1 (nominal), 3.059 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 72dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 86dB
Audio quality Noise -93.6dB / Crosstalk -93.8dB
Battery life Endurance rating 111h

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Availability

The Pocophone F1 will be available in three colour variants; Steel Blue, Graphite Black, and Rosso Red. It will also have a fourth colour option called Amored Edition that has a Kevlar Black for better grip and higher scratch-resistance.

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Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Release Date

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 release date in India is slated for August 29, where the first sale will take place on mi.com and Flipkart. The Global price and release dates will be made known on August 27 at three simultaneous events in Paris, Jakarta, and Hong Kong.

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Price

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 price starts from INR20,999 ($300) in India for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage version, INR23,999 ($345) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, and INR28,999 ($415) for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage version. The Amored Edition will cost INR29,999 ($430) and it will be available only with 8GB RAM + 256GB storage.

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