Xiaomi Pocophone F1 gets Reviewed Before Launch

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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

Display5.99-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2246 (Full HD+), 18:9, 416 dpi
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 845, 10nm, octa-core, liquid cooled
GPUAdreno 630
Storage64GB, expandable
CamerasRear: 12MP+5MP dual pixel autofocus
Front: 20MP
Audio3.5 mm audio jack
Battery4,000 mAh
Quick Charge 3.0
IP ratingNo
SensorsFingerprint (rear mounted)
IR face unlock (TBC)
NetworkGSM 900/1800
UMTS band 1/8
LTE band 1/3/7/8/20/38/40
ConnectivityUSB 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
SoftwareAndroid 8.1, MIUI 9.6
Dimensions and weightTBC
ColorsBlue, Graphite Black

Even though the review is already online, stay tuned as we will probably learn some additional details on August 22nd.


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