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POCO F1 launches in India




A new smartphone brand under Xiaomi has launched in India called Pocophone and unveiled their first smartphone, the POCO F1.

The POCO F1 features a hard-coated polycarbonate unibody treated with a 7-layer color process. The POCO F1 boasts toughness and features a reinforced internal frame structure. Running the software is “MIUI for POCO” with POCO Launcher and POCO’s Turbocharged Engine for faster startup, better performance, and more responsive experience. It offers customization options and is focused on fast updates.

POCO F1 specs:

  • 6.18-inch Full HD+ (2246 x 1080) 18.7:9 Edge-to-Edge display, 403ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 500 nits, 1500:1 contrast ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core CPU
  • Adreno 630 GPU
  • 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 64GB/256GB UFS2.1
  • MicroSD up to 256GB
  • 12MP Sony IMX363 (f/1.9, 1.4um pixels, Dual Pixel AF) + 5MP (1.12um pixel, f/2.0)Samsung rear cameras, LED flash
  • 20MP front camera
  • Dual-SIM (hybrid)
  • 4G+ LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi 2×2 MIMO, MU-MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0, AAC, aptX, aptX-HD, LDAC
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
  • USB Type-C
  • Infrared face unlock
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Dirac HD Sound (Top and Bottom speakers), Dual Smart PA
  • MIUI for POCO (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • Android P update in Q4 2018
  • LiquidCool Technology
  • 4,000mAh battery w/ QC 3.0
  • 155.5 x 75.2 x 8.8 mm, 182 g (Standard Edition)
  • 155.7 x 75.5 x 8.9 mm, 187 g (Armoured Edition)
  • Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red

In addition to the standard POCO F1, Pocophone also announced the POCO F1 Armoured Edition which features a Kevlar Aramid fiber imported from DuPont USA, which is the same material used in the manufacturing of bulletproof vest. Pocophone says that it is scratch and wear resistant.

Here are the prices for each variant:

  • POCO F1 6GB + 64GB – RS 20,999 (~Php 16,045)
  • POCO F1 6GB + 128GB – RS 23,999 (~Php 18,338)
  • POCO F1 8GB + 256GB – RS 28,999 (~Php 22,158)
  • POCO F1 Armoured edition 8GB + 256GB- RS29,999 (~Php 22,930)

The Poco F1 will be exclusively available in Mi.com and Flipkart on August 29, 2018. It will also be launching on August 27, 2018 in Jakarta, HongKong, and Paris.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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9 Responses

  1. EASY E says:

    WOW. the price :D
    Bring it here please!!
    Pero gawa sa polycarbonate material. Sana nag wireless charging na rin sila.

  2. winston says:

    This would compete the Huawei honor play but much more beefier spec with almost the same price point.

  3. Goxiaomigo says:

    Finally! Murang flagship phone na hindi salamin ang likod. Eto ang gayahin ninyo Oneplus. Dapat may stock android version din nito sa global release.

  4. pauldiapz says:

    kelan kaya ang releasing d2 sa atin? sana d gaanong kamahal pag sa grey seller. T_T

  5. Zeth Gabrielle says:

    Kelan po ang release dito sa Philippines?

  6. Matt Davis says:

    This is the one to wait and watch for. Lets hope it makes it to the Philippines.

  7. MN Hemant says:

    Poco ne to maza aa gaya. Really great

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