Pocophone F1 (Philippines)
This may be the real flagship killer, the Xiaomi‘s sub-brand, Pocophone F1.
Firstly, the Pocophone F1 will arrive in the Philippines for sure, but it was launched already in Indonesia.
Some of our friends in the local media went there to cover the event.
The Pocophone F1 is powered by a 2.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 845 AIE octa-core processor. That’s right, it is the same CPU found in the OPPO Find X (P49,990), Sony Xperia XZ2 (P43,990), Nokia 9 and ASUS ZenFone 5Z.
And like the old times, Xiaomi has prepared two (2) variants for the Pocophone F1. There will be 6GB + 64GB and 8GB + 128/256GB versions.
As always, there is an allotted storage expansion via a microSD card slot.
The rear shooter of the Pocophone F1 will include a 12MP f/1.9 Sony IMX363 sensor + 5MP f/2.0 Samsung sensor with Dual Pixel AF, EIS, AI, and dual-tone LED flash
The selfie shooter, on the other hand, has 20MP f/2.0 armed with AI technology.
It will be shipped with Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.6.
Lastly, there is a 4,000mAh with Quick Charge 3.0.
Availability & Philippine Pricing
The 6GB+64GB variant will be sold for P17,990. You can add few more hundreds for the 8GB + 128GB as it will be available for P19,990. There are no words about the 256GB variant though.
Reports say it will be available at Lazada and Mi Authorized Stores starting September 6.
Pocophone F1 Specs
|Display||6.18-inch IPS FH+ (2246 x 1080) capacitive touchscreen, 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 403ppi|
|CPU||2.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 845 AIE octa-core processor|
|RAM||6GB or 8GB|
|Storage||64, 128 or 256GB|
|Camera||12MP Sony IMX363 + 5MP Samsung main cameras, 2160p video recording at 30fps|
|20MP front camera with AI|
|Battery||4000mAh Li-Po, non-removable with Quickcharge 3.0|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.6 (For Poco)|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band|
|GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB Type-C, with OTG|
|SIM||Dual SIM, dual standby, supports LTE connectivity|
|Sensors||Infrared face (for recognition), fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass|
|Others||Liquid Cool Technology, Dirac HD Sound, Dual Smart PA|
|Colors||graphite black, steel blue|
|Dimensions||155.5mm x 75.3mm x 8.8mm|
Pocofone F1 Sample shots
You can check out sample shots by Gizguide, who went to the launch in Indonesia in this link.