Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is now shining on Geekbench a few days ahead of the official launch. This smartphone has been defined by the new Xiaomi sub-brand as the Master of Speed, and according to the new Geekbench listing the company is right. Indeed, the device has obtained impressive results on the known benchmarking platform, better than any real non-gaming devices. The handset has scored 9081 points in multi-core performance, over classing flagships such as OnePlus 6, Xiaomi Mi 8 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, while it has scored 2467 points in single-core performance in which the only better device is the Samsung Galaxy S9+.
The added value of Xiaomi Pocophone F1 over the competition is that it should be the cheapest device ever equipped with an octa-core Snapdragon 845, the best SoC by Qualcomm running at a frequency of 2.8 GHz. The device has been recently spotted on pre-sale with a price tag of just €430, that is €50 lower than the cheapest Snapdragon 845-powered handset: the Asus Zenfone 5z. However, this price is yet to be officially confirmed. According to the latest photo and video leaks, Xiaomi Pocophone F1 will be the only SD845-powered flagship to sport a full polycarbonate design in order to cut costs.
This may be a good decision for people who only care about performance and not price. Among the other alleged specs, there is a 5.99-inch display with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2248 pixels, a notch and a tri-borderless design with a thicker chin. Paired with the Snapdragon 845 there should be 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The main camera will be a dual setup with resolutions of 12 and 5 MP, while the front camera should have a 20 MP resolution. At last, there will be a big battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh.