While most of us were waiting to see the really interesting Xiaomi Pocophone flagship-killer get officially launched on August 22nd. Online news website Android Authority apparently found a way to get their hands on the device before that day, unveiling pretty much all the specs and features of the first ever handset coming from Xiaomi’s sub-brand – Pocophone.
The smartphone doesn’t seem to bring anything new we didn’t already knew from previous leaks though. Nonetheless, we now have them confirmed by Android Authority.
The Pocophone F1 comes with a metal and plastic build featuring a large 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2246 (Full HD+) and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by a flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).
Photography wise, we find a 12MP+5MP dual camera combo on the back, which is similar to the setup on the Mi 8 SE, as is the 20MP selfie snapper at the front.
For the joy of many, the F1 has also been confirmed to pack a large 4000mAh battery, which should give this device some of the best battery life compared to other flagship phones. In addition to that, there’s a handy 3.5mm audio jack for those who were missing it from the Mi 8.
Other specs include an infrared sensor for Face Unlocking, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0 LE and 4G LTE connectivity on bands: 1/3/7/8/20/38/40. The handset runs MIUI 9.8 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Specifications
|Display||5.99-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2246 (Full HD+), 18:9, 416 dpi|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 10nm, octa-core, liquid cooled|
|Cameras||Rear: 12MP+5MP dual pixel autofocus
|Audio||3.5 mm audio jack|
Quick Charge 3.0
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear mounted)
IR face unlock (TBC)
UMTS band 1/8
LTE band 1/3/7/8/20/38/40
|Connectivity||USB Type-C Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.0 LE, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou
|Software||Android 8.1, MIUI 9.6|
|Dimensions and weight||TBC|
|Colors||Blue, Graphite Black|
Even though the review is already online, stay tuned as we will probably learn some additional details on August 22nd.