A day after launching the Mi A2 smartphone in India, Xiaomi announced their another sub-brand Xiaomi POCO India or @IndiaPOCO via an official tweet.
This tweet is posted by Jai Mani that “Today is a special day. I’m excited to start sharing more about the new project I’ve been working on. Wish me luck! @IndiaPOCO @GlobalPocophone”. Whereas, the POCO India Twitter handle tweeted this “Fasten your seatbelt @XiaomiIndia 🙂 It’s going to be a fast ride! @jaimani”.
That obviously means that the Xiaomi is ready for the launch of Xiaomi POCOPHONE F1 flagship smartphone in India and Globally.
— Jai Mani (@jaimani) August 9, 2018
Xiaomi Sub-Brands and Their EcoSystem Platform
It feels great in terms of the collaboration and sub-brand relationship which Xiaomi built every time with many companies like MIJIA, BlackShark, Huami, VIOMI, Zhimi, ZMI, and now POCO. The Chinese tech giant company creates the whole technology marketplace into a scalable ecosystem platform not only in China but also all over the world and still progressing. They already started Mi Crowdfunding platform in China and India as well, where the interested people/buyers vote for the expected products and can pre-order without any flash sale or mass production.
Xiaomi POCOPHONE F1 – Specifications and Features
The Xiaomi POCOPHONE F1 will be powered by Octa-Core 2.8Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 AIE SoC coupled with Adreno 630 GPU along with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage option. As the device will be an affordable flagship, it should come with the 8GB RAM variant also. The handset will come with a 6.2-inch Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display with a notch. The display features a 2246 × 1080 pixels resolution. The notch contains an earpiece, IR Face Unlock illuminator sensor, and a 20MP AI front camera. The sensor will reduce the noise and enhance low light photography experience with Super Pixel Technology.
The retail box pack mentions that the POCOPHONE F1 will feature the liquid cooling system that will reduce the thermal heating issue during longer usage and increase the device performance. The POCOPHONE smartphone will sport a dual rear camera of a 12MP+5MP AI-powered sensor with LED flash at the back.
It sports larger 1.4µm pixels with dual pixel autofocus support. The device does have the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and will be packed with a huge 4,000mAh battery along with the Quick Charge 3.0 support. The device will run on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box over MIUI 9 global stable ROM. However, it will be upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie and MIUI 10 when available. The handset will have connectivity options including Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz/5Ghz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, 4G dual-SIM (Nano) etc. There is no confirmation about the expandable storage option yet.
Look and Design Overview
Just like the Xiaomi Mi 8, this POCO F1 will also have a wider notch which seems a little bit of awkward as the notch could be shorter. It also does have a slightly considerable chin at the bottom. The device seems packed with a metallic back finish over polycarbonate frame. The vertically arranged dual rear cameras and the fingerprint scanner is commonly placed at the back side seems awesome.
Xiaomi POCO F1 Performance and Benchmark Scores
According to a leaked screenshot image in online, the Xiaomi POCOPHONE F1 scores 285302 points in the AnTuTu benchmark test. Recently, the Geekbench test score also leaked online with the single-core score of 2467 points and the multi-core score of 9081 points. It exceeding the scores of OnePlus 6, Xiaomi Mi 8, and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus as well. This time Xiaomi will grab the flagship smartphone marketplace with an affordable price point reportedly.
Xiaomi POCOPHONE F1 (POCO India) Expected Debut in India and Price
The expected price could be around $354 approximately, which will be around Rs.25,000 (approx) price in the Indian market. The official price tag isn’t confirmed yet. Till then we have to wait for the Global or Indian debut of Xiaomi @IndiaPOCO (aka POCO India) #MasterOfSpeed #GoPOCO @GlobalPocophone. Xiaomi officially announced that the POCO F1 smartphone will debut on August 22 in India and the company claimed that it will be 100% Made in India product.
Till then, stay tuned with us to get all the latest updates on Xiaomi POCO.