Xiaomi is all set to give the fight to companies like OnePlus and Samsung with the new sub-brand POCO or POCOPHONE. While in India the brand is labeled POCO, globally, it will be known as POCOPHONE. The company is all set to launch their first device POCO F1 in India on August 22.
As reported earlier the phone will be Flipkart Exclusive in India. The device is expected to compete in the premium segment from the company like OnePlus, Honor, ASUS and Samsung.
Ahead of the official unveiling, a lot has already been leaked and now a new video on Flipkart confirms that the POCO F1 will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset, clubbed along with liquid cooling technology to give a boost to the device’s performance.
The video also uses the #AsFastAsYou. The company is touting its phone as “Master of Speed.” The new teaser also reveals that Xiaomi has roped in Badminton player PV Sindhu as the brand ambassador.
As the phone is going to feature a “liquid cooling system” moving ahead, speculations are rife that POCO would pitch this device as a gaming-centric phone in the market. Furthermore, an unboxing video by Slashleaks suggested that the handset would feature a premium design and a notch on the front.
Specifications of POCO F1
As per the listing, the device would come with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which will be further expandable. In terms of optics, the handset would bear a 12MP+5MP dual rear camera setup and a 20MP selfie camera along with support for IR face unlock feature. There will also be a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Connectivity options on the POCO F1 will include dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm audio port. A 4000mAh battery will back the device with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging support.
Price of POCO F1
As per MySmartPrice, the top 6GB/128GB variant of POCO F1 would be priced around Rs 25,000. If this turns out to be true — this device would be the cheapest Snapdragon 845-powered smartphone. Other reports also suggest that the phone will be priced the same as OnePlus.