I am sure you have heard about the much talked about smartphone from Xiaomi, Pocophone F1. If you haven’t, Pocophone F1 by Xiaomi is a game-changing device that is going to shake up the industry, real hard. You may think it is a budget phone. Well, in fact, it is, going for $349.99-376.99, but under the hood, it is anything but budget. No, seriously. We are not even kidding. This is the phone that is going give big players a run for their money.
Pocophone F1 is outfitted with the current flagship SoC, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 645 Mobile Platform (packing octacore Kryo 385 CPU and Adreno 630 710 MHz GPU), 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage, and a large 6.18-inch notched edge-to-edge FHD+ (2,246 x 1,080 resolution) display. Furthermore, it gets AI dual camera that touts 12 MP + 5MP, and a literally super cool “LiquidCool” 4,000 mAh battery.
From the get go, it has flagship specifications, but with a budget phone sticker which makes it sounds more like a dream then anything. Fortunately, it isn’t. The global version of this device surfaced on AliExpress selling for the aforementioned asking prices. And it is, obviously, unlocked for the good of the world. Other notables include dual SIM support, a 20 MP front-facing camera, 1080p videoing, rear fingerprint sensor, IR face unlock, and Quick Charge 3.0.
In a time where 1,000+ phone is becoming a norm, it is refreshing to see near flagship spec handsets selling for less and like I have said, this device is going come down hard on the industry. Like, really, really hard. Anywho, if you are up for it, Pocophone F1 by Xiaomi is available now from AliExpress for the aforementioned prices.
Keep going for the specifications overview, as well as the product intro video.
|Android OS with MIUI for POCO|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, octacore Kryo 385 CPU up to 2.8 GHz with AIE 845
|Adreno 630 GPU, up to 710MHz|
FHD+ 2246 x 1080 resolution (403 ppi)
18.7:9 Full Screen Display
500-nits (typical) brightness
1500:1 contrast ratio
84% NTSC color gamut
Color temperature adjustment
Supports standard display
|6 GB LPDDR4X dual-channel memory
64 GB / 128 GB UFS 2.1 storage options
|4G dual SIM
3-choose-2 hybrid SIM tray
nano SIM + nanoSIM/microSD
Dual SIM usage
When using both SIM card slots, either card can be set as the primary card, which supports 4G+/4G/3G/2G calling and data
|Ultra light-sensitive AI camera
Primary 12 MP rear camera, 1.4 um large pixel, f1.9, dual pixel autofocus
Secondary 5 MP rear camera, 1.12 um pixel, f2.0
AI dual rear cameras
Portrait mode with background blurring
Dual pixel autofocus
Low light enhancement
EIS for video shooting
AI dirt detection
20 MP front camera
AI portrait mode
AI detection of 10 different scenes
AI scene detection
Detects 25 categories of objects and up to 206 different scenes
4K video, 30 fps
1080p, 30 fps
720p, 30 fps
Slow motion video, 720p, 240 fps; 1080p, 240 fps
|4000 mAh (typ) battery
Quick Charge 3.0
|802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual band 2.4/5 GHz, WiFi Direct, WiFi 2x2 MIMO technology, supports MU-MIMO, WiFi Display, Bluetooth 5.0, supports AAC/aptX/aptX-HD/LDAC audio frequency|
|Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Electronic compass, Vibration motor, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor
|GPS, AGPS, Glonass, Beidou|
|.mp4, .m4v, .mkv, XVID, WAV, AAC, .mp3, FLAC
Supports H.265 / HEVC (Main profile), H.264 (Baseline / Main / High profile), MPEG4 (Simple profile / ASP) and other video formats.
Supports audio formats such as PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC +, MP3, AMR - NB and WB, FLAC, WAV.
|144.55 x 69.2 x 7.25 mm, 129g (32/64GB); 129g (Pro)
155.5 x 75.2 x 8.8 mm, 182g
(6.12 x 2.96 x 0.35 inches, 6.41 oz)
155.7 x 75.5 x 8.9 mm, 187g
(6.13 x 2.97 x 0.35 inches, 6.6 oz)