Days after Xiaomi announced the launch of its new sub-brand Pocophone, the company this week revealed that its first smartphone — the Poco F1 — will be launched in India on 22 August.
The sub-brand’s chief product officer and former product head of Xiaomi India, Jai Mani, also quoted the tweet, reaffirming his role in the sub-brand which will soon bring flagship smartphones to India and other countries. But more recently, on Saturday, the company announced that e-commerce giant Flipkart will serve as the “exclusive online partner” for the Poco F1.
POCO which is yet to be launched in any other country so far, will not be exclusive to India which is what we infer from the announcement of a Twitter handle by the name ‘GlobalPocophone.’ Apart from that, we do not really have any details yet about the sub-brand.
A recent report revealed that a Xiaomi smartphone named Pocophone F1 will be launched in India soon, alongside its global unveiling. The device had received NCC certification late last month and has also cleared the FCC certification process.
We also know that Xiaomi had filed for a trademark registration to the European community for the Pocophone on May 23, 2018. A release date is yet to be made official.
Leaked specification of the Pocophone F1 expects it to feature a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. There is also a speculation that it might have Full HD Plus display. The display is rumored to have a notch at the top and the aspect ratio will be 19:9.
Powering the phone will be an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with an Adreno 630 GPU. In terms of storage, the smartphone might be available in two variants, one with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage variant, and the other with 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB internal storage variant. The storage can be expanded using a microSD card slot.
There is no information about the limit of the expandable storage, but it should most likely be 256 GB. The device will be run by Android Oreo 8.1 based MIUI 9 out-of-the-box.
Coming to the camera, the smartphone may have a dual-camera setup on the rear, with the two sensors. There is no information about what MP sensors will be coupled at the rear. Same goes for the front-facing camera sensor. In terms of connectivity, the phone will have a dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n ac (2.4 GHz/5 GHz bands), GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou. A 4,000 mAh battery will power the device, and it is most likely to come with fast charging.