Today, Xiaomi launches Pocophone F1, an Android smartphone with latest Snapdragon 845 processor that starts at just $300 USD. Expected to release on August 29th next week, the Pocophone F1 gives you performance of a flagship phone at 1/3 the cost! Pocophone F1 has 2 rear cameras, a 12MP F1.9 and 5MP F2.0 depth sensor along with a 20MB F2.0 front camera. Interestingly Xiaomi has cut down on the cost of its screen by utilizing the older Gorilla Glass 3, which I think is actually great idea if it can cut down on price. It does feature an 18.7:9 ratio 1080×2246 pixel IPS LCD screen, which may be the ultimate deciding factor for some of you who want a good screen. Pocophone F1 also has a whopping 4,000mAh battery along with Quick Charge 3.0, which should prove great for those who need all-day battery life. The back is covered by cheap, polycarbonate material, cutting down the prices further.
Now, they do also have the more expensive kevlar model with full kevlar body for those of you who want with an upgraded feel along with bigger 8GB of RAM at around $430. But since I’ve unboxed a similar Xiaomi Mi 8 (priced at $420) with much better camera, you may want to grab the Mi 8 instead if camera is more important than having extra 2GB of RAM.
To me, this seems like slightly-watered down version of the Mi 8, which I really digging at the moment. I will definitely try to pick one up when it launches on August 29th and give you a comparison with my Mi 8. But for now, specs seems VERY IMPRESSIVE, looking forward to this beastly affordable Android smartphone.
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