Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is the first device to debut from the new POCO flagship line by Xiaomi. It’s targeted at providing cost-efficient premium smartphones like the OnePlus… Pocophone F1 sports 6.18-inch FHD+ notch display, powered by most powerful Qualcomm chipset – Snapdragon 845 and paired with light-speed LPDDR4x 8GB RAM. The device is equipped with LiquidCool technology to always maintain a peak performance.
The camera features regular 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera arrangement integrated with AI for better performance. Sensor onboard the main shooter is Sony® IMX363, while on the front panel is a 20MP high-res camera. Xiaomi Pocophone F1 has dual security unlock system, rear mounted identification scanner and a facial ID which works even at night.
The device out of the box will run MIUI 9.6 (POCO customized) on top Android 8.1 (Oreo). Packed inside the slim body is a massive 4000mAh non-removable battery that supports fast battery charging 9V/2A (Quick charge 3.0) through Type-C USB cable.
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 price and availability
Poco F1 launched in India will officially go on sale August 28, 2018, with a price tag of $300 and above depending on the memory configuration.
6/64GB variant| INR 20,999| $299.99| €258
6/128GB variant| INR 23,999| $342| €294
8/255GB variant| INR 28,999 |$414| €356
POCO F1 Armored Edition | 8/256GB | INR 29,999| $428| €368
POCO F1 price in the UK, China, and Europe
POCO Armored Edition | 8/256GB| £333
POCO F1 Specifications highlights
- 6.18-inch FHD+ capacitive display
- Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor
- LiquidCool cooling system
- 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM
- 12P + 5MP and 20MP front cameras
- Fingerprint identification scanner
- Face identification scanner
- 4000mAh Non-removable Li-ion battery
- Fast charging support
- Android OS 8.1 (Oreo)
- Pricing starts from $300|€258|£234
Poco F1 specifications
POCO F1 features 6.18-inch FHD+ notch display of 1080 x 2246p resolution on board 402PPI. It has an insane 500nits brightness capacity to ensure high quality and seamless images. The display is well protected with Corning Gorilla Glass for maximum durability and protection against mild falls.
On the helm of affairs is the most powerful Qualcomm chipset yet – Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor. It was the same chip that featured in OnePlus 6, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9 and almost all the flagship phones of the year. The Octa-core processor has it’s highest kryo cores clocking at 2.8GHz, paired with light speed 8GB LPDDR4x RAM for seamless operation. To maintain peak performance, there is a LiquidCool to cool down the processor and to maintain maximum speed. Out of the box, Xiaomi Pocophone F1 will run MIUI 9.6 (POCO customized) based on Android OS 8.1 (Oreo).
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 comes in a multiple memory configuration ranging from 64GB to 256GB. It’s also compatible with micro SD card and is equipped with a hybrid slot which can be used to achieve additional 256GB memory. The storage is based on UFS 2.1 storage and depending on the memory configuration price varies.
Onboard the camera is a dual 12MP (Sony® IMX363) + 5MP sub sensor for depth effect, while on the front panel is 20MP selfie snapper. The main camera has a massive 1.4um pixel which results in better low-light photography because of the more light per pixel. While the Sony® IMX363 sensor is the one that featured in Mi 8 and Mi Mix 2s, it was the same sensor that featured in Google Pixel 2 of last year.
On the main camera is a dual-pixel autofocus to focus on over 12million focus point at a time, which is almost 30x to what can be achieved with traditional PDAF. With the help of AI, POCO F1 will be able to detect what you’re trying to capture and then optimize it for the best result.
Coming to the selfie camera, there is a 20MP single selfie snapper with AI capabilities. The sensor can detect up to more 20 scenes and also optimize the selfie background for a breathtaking shot. It also has a backlit detection to detect backlit and then optimize your shots for clearer details.
Facial ID or Fingerprint identification scanner? The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 comes fully equipped with both features for flexible and maximum smartphone security. The facial ID makes use of an infrared lens to scan your face while infrared lighting makes it functional in a dark situation. It also comes with a fingerprint identification scanner, so depending on a user preference there is always an option to switch.
Debuted along the Pocophone F1 to improve the battery performance is power efficient Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with LiquidCool. For the easy refill, there is Qualcomm Quick charge 3.0 fast charging technology. Meanwhile, the device features a massive 4000mAh battery that charges with Type-C USB cable.
Xiaomi Poco F1 Specifications
Model: POCO F1
Sim Quantity: 2
SIM Types: Nano (Dual Hybrid Sim and Dual stand-by)
Operating system: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
CPU: Octa-core processor
Chipset: Snapdragon 845
GPU: Adreno 630
External memory: 256GB
Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Gyro, Fingerprint, Facial ID
GSM, HSPA, LTE
2G: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900
3G: 850/ 900 / 1900/ 2100
4G: 1(2100)/ 2(1900)/ 3(1800)/ 5(850)/ 7(2600)/ 8(900)/ 20(800)/ 38(2600)/ 40(2300)/ 41(2500)
LTE-A: (6CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
Screen Size: 6.18-inches
Screen Type: Capacitive screen
Resolution: 1080 x 2246pixel
Protection: 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
Features: Splash resistance
Camera Quantity: 3
Front Camera: 20MP
Back Camera: Dual 12MP + 5MP
Autofocus: Yes (Dual – laser Focus)
Flash: Yes (LED Dual Tone)
Video: Yes (1080p@30fps)
1 x Type-C USB
2 x SIM card slots
GPS: Yes ( A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS)
WLAN: Yes ( Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac, dual-band, WI-FI Direct, hotspot)
USB: Type-C USB
Bluetooth: Yes (5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD )
Infrared port: Yes
Alert: Vibration, MP3, WAV Ringtones
Loud Speaker: Yes
35mm headphone jack: Yes
Battery Types: Not-Detachable
Battery Capacity: 4000mAh
Support fast battery charging: Yes
Wireless charging: No
Dimensions & Weight
155.5x 75.3 x 8.7mm
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 cellphone
Charger Adapter 9V/2A
Steel Blue, Graphite Black and Rosso Red
The POCO F1 is here to provide you with all the qualities of a premium device on a reduced price while asking the question; “what’s the need featuring a glass back that remains in a case?” Meanwhile, the POCO F1 features only those specs relevant users to debut a phone that will compete with OnePlus 6 and other flagship phones.
Poco F1 specifications