It is official! The Pocophone F1, or Poco F1 for the intimates, was presented by Xiaomi on Wednesday (22) during an event in New Delhi, India. The new flagship of the Chinese manufacturer will be equipped with Snapdragon 845 chipset and will sell for $ 300 – making it the cheapest Snapdragon 845 smartphone on the market.
The SoC is a 2.8 GHz octa-core and sports the Adreno 630 GPU. Internally, the device offers 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM and there are three internal storage options: 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB.
The new smartphone also features 6.18 inches on an LCD with Gorilla Glass and a Full HD + resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels in an aspect ratio of 18.7: 9. The Pocophone F1 has no physical buttons on the front, but offers an infrared sensor in the notch to unlock the device via face recognition.
The cameras on the back have 12 MP and 5 MP sensors with f / 1.9 lenses; at the front, the selfie camera, next to the infrared sensor placed in the notch, brings 20 megapixels with f / 2.0 lens.
Other specifications include stereo speakers, one at the bottom and one at the top. There is also LiquidCool technology, focused on the times when users play on the smartphone. In this case, the function prevents your smartphone from overheating while the games are running.
Finally, the device will be available in three colors: Graphite Black, Steel Blue and Rosso Red. There is a fourth variant called Armored Edition that has a firmer structure because it is equipped with Kevlar – the same technology used in some vests-proofing bullet.
The values start at $ 300 for the 6 GB version of RAM and 64 GB of storage (about R $ 1,220 without taxes). The model of 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage will already leave for $ 345 (about R $ 1,400); the latest version of 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage costs $ 415. The Armored edition also offers 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage and sells for $ 430 (about $ 1,750).
The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 arrives for online sales on August 29, and availability and global pricing will be unveiled on August 27th at three simultaneous events taking place in Jakarta, Paris and Hong Kong.