Xiaomi unveiled their new sub-brand, Poco, earlier this month. The Pocophone F1 is expected to be the first smartphone to be unveiled in the Poco lineup. The POCO India Twitter account announced that they will be unveiling the Pocophone F1 on August 22 at an event in New Delhi, India.
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO) August 13, 2018
The Pocophone F1 has already made quite a few appearances. It was listed on a Belarusian as well as a Romanian online store, giving away all its specs and design. From what we know so far, the Pocophone will sport a notched display up front and a dual camera setup on the back. It will be powered by a liquid cooled Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. As far as the memory options are concerned, it will likely be available in 3 options, 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB, and 8GB+256GB. It is pegged to sport a 4000mAh battery. There will be a dual camera setup on the back along with a fingerprint scanner. You can check out the complete array of specs here.
The Pocophone F1 or Poco F1 seems to be Xiaomi’s take on making a smartphone that houses all the essential flagship parts but with a competitive pricing. Not that Xiaomi phones aren’t competitively priced. This one seems to be a take on the OnePlus 6 in India since the only Xiaomi flagship the country has is the Mi Mix 2 which is an old device that has not received the best response in India. It will be interesting to see how this one fares against the OnePlus 6 when it comes out.