Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has a high reputation for releasing quality smartphones that offer great value for money. The company left the industry stunned when the Pocophone F1 was announced recently. The flagship device turned out to be the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phone around. Apart from the chipset and cheap pricing, the design and entire hardware setup of the Poco F1 is also impressive. The device is gradually rolling out globally in different countries and now, South Korea is the next in line. Xiaomi has disclosed that the Pocophone F1 will go on sale in South Korea on November 19 through SK Telecom, KT and LG U+. Only the version with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage will be available an will adopt a price tag of KRW 430,000 (€340).
This development will seethe Pocophone F1 becoming the first Chinese smartphone that will be sold by all three major carriers in the country. In addition, the phone is also already available via some third-party retailers such as Expansys at even a discount price of KRW 370,000 (€290). We expect the affordable flagship model to attain outstanding sales figures just as was recorded in India where it broke Flipkart’s record for the fastest-selling flagship with nearly 70 thousand units sold in 5 minutes.
As a reminder, the Pocophone F1 or Poco F1 features a massive 6.18-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels at an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. It is housed in a plastic body and has a Corning Gorilla Glass on top for added protection. As stated, you get a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor along with an Adreno 630 graphics processing unit. The model on offer comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage. Also, there is a higher variant with 128GB of onboard storage. We’re sure that variant isn’t going to be available just yet.