Poco – the sub-brand by Xiaomi has finally confirmed that its first smartphone, the Poco F1 will be launched in India on August 22. Earlier, the brand has announced its partnership with Qualcomm thus confirming rumours about a new phone sporting the Snapdragon 845 SoC. The Xiaomi owned brand took to social media to announce its partnership publicly. Notably, a new phone with the top-end Snapdragon 845 by Poco was already in the rumours in the tech community, however, with the latest updates on social by Poco announcing of this partnership, our speculations have only been confirmed. It’s being said that the phone will launch initially in the European and Indian market and some other countries as well.
Poco by Xiaomi is All About Speed, Same as OnePlus
On its Twiter and Facebook pages, the company posted “We are very proud to partner with Qualcomm, the world leader in smartphone performance. Get ready for a whole new level of real-world speed. #GoPOCO.” Since the company is heavily emphasising performance and speed in its social media posts, it will be safe to say that a new phone with Snapdragon 845 seems to be in the pipeline.
Pocophone F1 or Poco F1 Rumoured Specifications
The new device making the rounds of the internet is said to be the Pocophone F1, which has been leaked from multiple sources. A recent report had revealed that the new Pocophone F1 (Poco F1) would come in three storage and RAM variants – the entry-level model will come with 6GB RAM+64GB storage, the next one with 6GB RAM+128GB storage and an 8GB RAM+256GB storage model will also be launched as well. The colour options will differ with the configuration, and the 64GB/128GB storage variant will be available in Blue, Gradient, Grey, and Red colours, while the 256GB storage model will come with Blue, Gradient, Grey, and Kevlar colour options.
Pocophone F1 to Feature Thermal Cooling Functionality
Apart from this report, an unboxing video of the Pocophone F1 has also surfaced on YouTube which points out the fact that the phone will come with Snapdragon 845 and thermal cooling technology to avoid excessive heating on the phone. The unboxing shows the 6GB and 64GB variant of the device which sports AI-powered dual cameras, with the speculations hinting towards a 20MP front camera and IR face unlock capability. The battery on this new phone is expected to be 4,000mAh and is said to come with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology.
Expected to Be Affordable Snapdragon 845 Smartphone
The Pocophone F1 is said to come out as the most affordable SD845 phone in the market. Now it is to be seen how Xiaomi embeds the peak performance of the Qualcomm’s prodigy processor, AI capabilities, impressive camera and how it manages to keep it in an attractively priced package.
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