Xiaomi’s POCO F1 to be Flipkart exclusive in India, launching on August 22

by Jeet 0

Xiaomi has scheduled a launch event in India on August 22 where the company will unveil its first smartphone under its new sub-brand POCO — the POCO F1. While in India the brand is named POCO, globally, it’ll be known as POCOPHONE.

Now, ahead of the launch event, a new teaser from Flipkart with hashtag #AsFastAsYou suggests that the upcoming POCO F1 could be a Flipkart-exclusive smartphone. It also reveals that Badminton player P. V. Sindhu as the brand ambassador.

Xiaomi POCO

The company has already confirmed that the POCO F1 will be powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon processor, which is likely to be the Snapdragon 845 — the company’s flagship chipset which powers majority of the flagship phones launched this year.

Recently, an unboxing video of the device had leaked online, which revealed that the phone will feature a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch on top. The chipset is said to come with liquid cooling to give a boost to the phone’s performance.

The phone will pack 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There’ll be a microSD card slot which enables users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity. On the camera front, there’ll be a dual-camera setup on the back, consisting of a 12MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor.

On the front side, for taking selfies and video calling, the device will come equipped with a 20MP sensor along with support for IR face unlock feature. There’s also a fingerprint sensor on the back panel for added security.

Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C. The company has also decided to retain the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The device is said to be running Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box with Xiaomi’s custom MIUI 9.0 on top. The smartphone will be fuelled by a 4,000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging.


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