Xiaomi is set to release a new smartphone soon. This new phone called the POCOPHONE F1 will launch under its new sub-brand POCO.
Just a short while ago, the official Twitter Indian account for the new brand announced a release date for the POCOPHONE F1, its very first smartphone.
According to the poster, the POCOPHONE F1 will launch in India on the 22nd of August which falls on Wednesday next week. The launch event will be held in New Delhi but the time has not yet been revealed.
Last week, social media accounts for the new brand popped up online and started teasing the upcoming phone as well as revealing tidbits about the new brand. POCO is currently being run by Jai Mani who is the lead product manager for Xiaomi India.
The POCOPHONE F1 is a flagship phone and will have a price tag lesser than Xiaomi’s current flagships (Mi MIX 2s, Mi 8, and Mi 8 Explorer Edition). It has the same Snapdragon 845 processor powering the aforementioned devices and even packs better specs in some areas such as having a large 4000mAh battery and liquid cooling.
The rest of its specs are a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with a notch at the top, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage. It is expected to come in other memory configurations too.
It has a 20MP front-facing camera with IR face unlock and vertically arranged 12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras. There is dual-SIM support, Bluetooth 5.0, and a USB-C port. It also supports Quick Charge 3.0.
After the launch in India, the POCOPHONE should make its way to Europe but there is no info on the release date for any European country at the moment.