Chinese company Xiaomi announced its first smartphone under its new sub-brand Poco, on 9 August. The phone was announced in a tweet by the company’s product head in India Jai Mani. The Pocophone F1, the first phone under the company Poco India was announced on Monday, 13 August. Xiaomi has already tweeted about the launch event in New Delhi, and it is scheduled for August 22.
The Tweeter Update
The first tweet came from Jai Mani, Lead Product Manager, Mi India, Xiaomi. “Today is a special day. I’m excited to start sharing more about the new project I’ve been working on. Wish me luck! @IndiaPOCO @GlobalPocophone,” he said. Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain replied and shared his tweet.. “Full throttle ahead! My best wishes to you @jaimani and the @IndiaPOCO team. I can sense that something wonderful is about to happen,” Manu Kumar Jain added.
To Mani’s tweet, Xiaomi India and Poco India also replied. “God’speed’ @JaiMani and the @IndiaPOCO team! Now this is going to be exciting,” tweeted Xiaomi India. The Poco India handle may have given a subtle hint about the phone. “Fasten your seatbelt @XiaomiIndia 🙂 It’s going to be a fast ride!” it said. This could imply the fast processing power of the phone.
The Brand ‘Pocophone’ or ‘Poco’ By Xiaomi: Pocophone or Poco will be the sub brand of Xiomi to take on the flagship smartphones in indian market specially Oneplus 6. Xiaomi is planning to follow the footsteps similarly Huawei and Oppo, who sell its different smartphones under different brand names in different segments.
About the name, the confusion is still there. Because Xiaomi officially tweeted about the India launch as Poco F1, and there are almost all other leaks as Pocophone F1. So until Xiaomi officially confirms or launches the smartphone, there will be no clarity it seems.
Poco F1/ PocoPhone F1 Specifications
However, thanks to the Bluetooth certification, we already get an idea of the specifications.
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with liquid cooling like Samsung Note 9 and Adreno 630 GPU
- 5.99-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display
- 6GB LPDDR4x RAM, 64GB / 128GB storage, expandable memory with microSD
- Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 9.0
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
- 12MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, 1.4μm pixel size, secondary 5MP camera
- 20MP front-facing camera with LED flash
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3.5mm audio jack
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
- 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging
Above all, it is aimed at the European and Indian markets and the prices of the POCO F1 are rumoured to be €420 or about Rs 34,000 for the 6GB variant and €460 or about Rs 36,600 for the 128GB variant.
If the rumors turned out to be the truth then this can become a flagship killer in no time. Obviously, if Xiaomi can launch the phone as soon as possible.