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

TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bandsLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRSYes
EDGEYes

 

LAUNCH

Announced2018, August
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2018, August 29th

 

BODY
Dimensions155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm (6.12 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)
Weight180 g (6.35 oz)
BuildFront glass, plastic body
SIMHybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

 

DISPLAY

TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.18 inches, 96.2 cm2 (~82.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
 – MIUI 9.6 (POCO customization)

 

PLATFORM

OSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
ChipsetQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPUOcta-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPUAdreno 630

 

MEMORY

Card slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA

Dual12 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
5 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, depth sensor
FeaturesDual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 1080p@240fps

 

SELFIE CAMERA

Single20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
FeaturesHDR
Video1080p@30fps

 

SOUND

Alert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
 – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMS

WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
RadioFM radio, recording
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

 

FEATURES

SensorsInfrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
 – 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

ColorsGraphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red, Armored Edition with Kevlar
PriceAbout 300 EUR

 

TESTS

PerformanceBasemark OS II: 4034 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3713
Basemark X: 43652
DisplayContrast ratio: 1468:1 (nominal), 3.059 (sunlight)
CameraPhoto / Video
LoudspeakerVoice 72dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 86dB
Audio qualityNoise -93.6dB / Crosstalk -93.8dB
Battery lifeEndurance 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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