The pocophone which was released in 2018, became the first device from a fresh new brand, a subsidiary of Xiaomi. The budget beast took the world by storm in August 2018 and became more popular than even some of Xiaomi’s major releases.
Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 offers an interesting proposition for the budget-conscious smartphone photography enthusiast, thanks to its premium set of features and relatively low price tag. With a look and feel similar to the top-end flagships available in 2018, the Pocophone F1 includes the powerful Snapdragon 845 chipset with 6GB of RAM and a large, high-resolution 6.18-inch, 1080×2246-pixel, 16 million-color LCD display.
POCOPHONE F1 runs on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 mobile platform, meaning you get Snapdragon’s powerful AI engine on their latest flagship 10nm class chip. Enjoy superior performance and lower power consumption.
System-level full screen gestures allow for a smoother experience on the 18.7:9 Full Screen Display. The internationally renowned Corning Gorilla Glass is highly resistant to wear and tear so you can always use your phone without worry.
The 4000mAh (typ) high-capacity battery has the endurance to keep your phone going as you game and snap pics without a second thought. It provides enough power for 30 hours of calling or 146 hours of audio playback on a single charge.*
Supports Quick Charge 3.0. Drained battery? No problem. Fast charging rapidly replenishes power.
The 12MP + 5MP AI dual camera features dual pixel autofocus and a 1.4μm pixel sensor in the main lens, enhancing photo brightness and quality while drastically improving focus speed, especially while in motion or in low-light conditions.
Storage and software
The Pocophone F1 comes with internal storage options of 256GB/8GB RAM (China version) or 64/128 GB with 6 GB RAM; both have expandable memory through a microSD card up to 256 GB which uses up the second SIM slot.
The Pocophone F1 runs on MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo 8.1. Since 6 December 2018, it is upgradable to a stable version of Android 9.0 Pie.
Where to buy Pocophone F1
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The Pocophone F1 is further proof that it’s possible to deliver good performance, plenty of internal storage and relatively long battery life.