The Pocophone F1, which will be called Poco F1 in India, has the flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset and starting at INR20,999 ($300) it’s by far the cheapest smartphone to do so.
The Snapdragon 845 has an octa-core CPU running at 2.8 GHz, an Adreno 630 GPU, and h either 6 GB RAM or 8 GB RAM. The three storage options are 64GB, 128GB and 256 GB.
The rear camera setup of Pocophone F1 is 12 MP + 5 MP. The selfie camera is 20 MP.
The phone has a 6.18” LCD with a notch and Full HD+ resolution (2246 x 1080 pixels in 18.7:9 ratio).
There is infrared sensor for face unlock tucked in the front notch. It consists an infrared lighting, scanning the face and a separate lens that reads the light that bounces off from the face. The panel is protected with a Gorilla Glass, but the company is yet to confirm the exact version.
Battery is 4,000 mAh capacity with 18W Quick Charge 3.0 capabilities with a QC3 charger in the retail box.
The Pocophone F1 has two stereo speakers – one on the bottom, the second is the earpiece.
Having LiquidCool Technology, the phone should not heat up while used for gaming.
Pocophone F1 comes in three color variants – Graphite Black, Steel Blue, and Rosso Red. The phone also comes in Armored Edition that has a Kevlar back for better grip and higher scratch-resistance.
First sale is taking place online on August 29 – mi.com and Flipkart will offer the phone and they will be offering a special launch discount of INR 1,000.
Global prices and availability dates will be revealed on August 27 at three simultaneous events in Jakarta, Paris, and Hong Kong.
GSM / HSPA / LTE
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
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)
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)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)- MIUI 9.6 (POCO customization)
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
Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal: 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack: Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
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
Sensors: Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
– 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
Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
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 94h