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Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Packs Flagship Specs And Features, But With $300 Price Tag

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Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi has outdone itself again as it unveiled the Pocophone F1, which boasts flagship specs and features.

Jai Mani, product head of Pocophone, said that constant clamor for a Snapdragon 845 phone with big battery features made them decide to come up with the POCO F1. The phone's final price will differ in every region, but in India, the F1 is priced at 20,999 Indian rupees or about $300. On the other hand, the 6/128 GB version costs $345, while the 8/256 GB edition is worth $415.

"I see this in your comments section, and definitely on r/Android. People are like 'Hey, I just want a manufacturer to make a [Snapdragon] 845 phone with a big battery, and I don't need glass.' And someone else will come back with 'Hey, we're nerds. No manufacturer will ever make a phone just for us because we're too small a market,' and to an extent that's true," Mani said.

POCO F1 will also come with a distinct version of MIUI 10 that can be integrated with Android components such as the app drawer, default app icons, and full-screen gestures. The POCO F1 will make its debut in Hong Kong, France, and Indonesia on Aug. 27. Mani reiterated that the company will consider bringing their next product to the United States if they receive a favorable response.

"I think if we get a really good response, then for the next device we definitely look at [the US] a lot more strongly," Mani added.

High-End Specs And Features

The POCO F1 exhibits a top-notch Snapdragon 845 chip and a huge 4,000mAh battery as well as a 6.18-inch 1080p display with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. It is likewise made up of a 20 MP selfie cam, dual rear 12 MP and 5 MP cameras, and a Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU.

POCO F1 is mobilized with heightened security that lets users set a pin, add a fingerprint, and enable the face unlock component. It also adopts a liquid cooling technology that is fashioned to reduce CPU heat and run graphics-accelerated games such as PUBG Mobile.

Xiaomi's new product operates on Android 8.1 Oreo with an MIUI skin. It's currently on MIUI 9.6 but will be upgraded to version 10 next month. POCO F1 has a USB Type-C charging port and supports USB 2.0 and Bluetooth 5.0.

The POCO F1 is expected to go toe-to-toe with the OnePlus 6, which has been admired in India since its release. In the second quarter of this year, Xiaomi sold 3.3 million units of the Redmi 5A in the country, surpassing the likes of Vivo, Samsung, and Oppo.

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