Xiaomi is expected to take the wraps off a new model which is said to go by the name Pocophone F1. No date has been set for the launch but we believe it is almost before us. Ahead of that, the device has allegedly appeared on AnTuTu benchmark showing the benchmark score. According to the screenshot which appeared online recently, the Pocophone F1 (listed as Poco F1), scored a lofty 285,302 points on AnTuTu benchmark.
While the score is not officially listed on AnTuTu’s website or official Weibo page, the screenshot is clearly that of the AnTuTu benchmark app interface. Apart from the over 285k score, the Pocophone F1 performed better than many of the flagship phones that have run through the benchmark in recent times.
From AnTuTu’s ranking of the top 10 best performing smartphones in July, only the Xiaomi Black Shark Gaming phone and OPPO Find X had a higher score as can be seen in the chart above. It ranks better than the Vivo NEX and OnePlus 6. Make no mistake, the Pocophone F1 isn’t powered by any other chipset than the Snapdragon 845 chip which has been featured on a number of flagships around. So, we can’t easily explain why it performed better. However, it may be related to the liquid cooling system and other optimization the device is expected to feature. Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is said to be targeted at the European market and so a higher benchmark score than the OnePlus 6 offers some prospects. But Xiaomi has got to offer much more to sway OnePlus’ teeming fans in Europe and other markets outside China.