Xiaomi Pocophone F1 To Arrive France, Indonesia & Hong Kong Tomorrow


Xiaomi pocophone F1
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Last week, Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, launched the first smartphone its new sub-brand – Xiaomi Pocophone F1. This smartphone was released in India and its Rs. 20,999 ($300) price tag “wowed” the world. Its design, features and promised performance are exceptional and many can’t wait to have this smartphone which is scheduled to go on sale in India on August 29. The company has recently announced that the Pocophone F1 is going global and it will be launched in France, Indonesia, and Hong Kong tomorrow.

Xiaomi pocophone F1
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In the camera department, this handset has a 12MP + 5MP rear camera setup and a 20MP front selfie that resides on the notch. With Xiaomi DNA flowing in its veins, we’ll be seeing the AI trickery usually seen on Xiaomi devices like face beautification and scene recognition and other similar stuff. Poco also said it’s face unlock comes with infrared scanning and works in the dark as well as in light.
Xiaomi pocophone F1
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It has a 4,000mAh battery and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. However, the real headline grabber is the price. The base variant starts at Rs 20,999 that translates to around $300. The 6GB + 128GB will retail for Rs 23,999 (around $343) and the top-end 8GB + 256GB will cost Rs 28,999 (around $414). With this price tag, the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is arguably the cheapest SD845 smartphone.
POCO F1 specifications

  • 6.18-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18.7:9 2.5D curved glass display, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 84% NTSC color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU with Adreno 630 GPU
  • 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 64GB / 128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory with up to 256GB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 9, upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • 12MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, f/1.9 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size, Sony IMX363 sensor, Dual Pixel auto focus, secondary 5MP camera with Samsung sensor
  • 20MP front-facing camera with ƒ/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor, IR face unlock
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Dirac HD, Dual Smart PA
  • Dimensions: 155.5x 75.3x 8.8; Weight: 180g
  • Dual 4G+ VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging
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Nevertheless, the price tag of this smartphone in the three countries has not been confirmed. We will have to wait a few hours to get confirmation
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