Xiaomi's POCOPHONE F1 brings the powerful performance of Snapdragon 845 in the sub Php 18K segment.
Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 is making waves in the smartphone scene by being the cheapest handset to sport the Snapdragon 845 chipset. For the uninitiated, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is the current top-of-the-line SoC that are being used by Samsung, OnePlus and other premium brands in their flagship category; thus having this performance in a budget smartphone is definitely a big deal.[ads-post]
The POCOPHONE F1
On top of the ultra-premium chipset, the Pocophone F1 will also sport a 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB memory and a LiquidCool Technology. In line with its recent international release, Xiaomi has announced that the Pocophone F1 will also be available in the Philippines in a very competitive price of Php 17,990 on September 6.
The Pocophone F1 is also a promising device when it comes to mobile photography. The handset will sport a dual 12MP rear camera with Sony IMX363 as the primary sensor. It will also sport an infrared illuminator and infrared camera on the front which will enable the AI face unlock feature to securely unlock the device both in pitch-dark conditions as well as in bright daylight.
Xiaomi’s MIUI for POCO
A forked version of MIUI will run the Pocophone F1. Xiaomi said that it’ll be optimized for Pocophone F1 to have a lighter, faster and smoother experience. The MIUI for POCO is based on Android 8.1 Oreo which, according to the company, will prioritize regular security updates and patches from Google. And it is also promised to receive an Android 9.0 Pie update in the near future.
POCOPHONE F1 Availability in the Philippines
The POCOPHONE F1 will be available in the Philippines in two variants. The 6GB+64GB will be priced at Php 17,990; while the 6GB+128GB will have an asking price of Php 19,990. It will be available initially in Lazada and will eventually reach local Xiaomi concept stores in the near future.
POCOPHONE F1 Specs
155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm at 180 grams
6.18-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display
FHD+: 1080 x 2246 pixels
18.7:9 Aspect ratio | 403ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC
Octa-core, 4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver
Adreno 630 GPU
microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
12MP + 12MP, (Primary Sony IMX363, f/1.9) Rear Camera, PDAF, LED flash
20MP, f/2.0 Front Camera, depth sensor
Dual SIM (Nano)
4G LTE, VoLTE, 3G, 2G, GPRS, EDGE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB Type C, OTG
3.5mm audio jack
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Infrared Facial Recognition Sensor
Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass,
Gravity, Light Sensors
MIUI for POCO at Android 8.1 Oreo
4000 mAh Li-Po Battery, Non-removable
Sunlight Red, Twilight Blue, Starry Purple
Starts at Php 17,990