Rumour: Xiaomi Pocophone F1 will be Launching in India


The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 has been appearing more frequently since it got certified by the FCC. The exact details of the phone are still a mystery. According to folks at MySmartPrice, the Pocophone F1 will launch in India alongside the global market.

The Pocophone F1 was first reported by XDA developers who found firmware files hinting at the presence of an India specific Xiaomi phone with the moniker “Beryllium”. Later a mystery device named Pocophone by Xiaomi was certified by the FCC. Since the phone has started bagging certifications, the launch should not be too far.

A leaked hands-on video revealed the alleged Pocophone F1. If the video is to be believed, the phone follows the design of the Mi8. A full-screen display with a notch and dual cameras on the back. The dual cameras now sit in the middle in a vertical arrangement rather than the usual top left corner. Note that it’s missing the fingerprint scanner, so there;’s a possibility of 3D face recognition being the primary method of security. Xiaomi has limited the 3D face recognition to the Mi8 Explorer Edition.

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As far as the specs are concerned, the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 will sport 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. It will come with Android 8.1 Oreo and MIUI 9 on top. It is rumoured that the phone sports a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with a 2160 x 1080p resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is expected to sport the Pocophone. These specs are based on leaks and rumours so I suggest you take this report with a pinch of salt. Since the phone has been spotted bagging certifications, it should not be long till the phone makes an appearance on TENAA and other certification authorities. As far as the pricing is concerned, Roland Quandt claimed that the phone will be priced between $490 to $536. We expect more news to come in the next couple of weeks.

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