The Pocophone F1 officially launched in Pakistan on Friday. Pocophone is a new sub brand from Xiaomi and, with it, Xiaomi offers up no-nonsense, unparalleled performance. The very first in the series, the Pocophone F1, fully encompasses all of that. The F1 offers a mind-blowingly smooth experience with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845, LiquidCool Technology cooling system, 8GB RAM, 56GB UFS 2.1 storage, and 4000mAh battery.
“POCO stands for ‘a little’—we believe in starting small but dreaming big. As a small outfit within Xiaomi, POCO has the freedom to start from scratch, zeroing in on the product choices and technologies that matter. This is why we have created a smartphone that delivers unbelievable performance, focusing on the core innovations that truly matter, which we believe will resonate with tech enthusiasts.” said Head of Product, POCO Global, Jai Mani.
The device offers cutting-edge technology at the most honest price possible. That is something Xiaomi has always strived to accomplish and provide. The Pocophone F1 has become available since 2nd November for PKR 54,999.
Pocophone F1: Master of Speed
The Pocophone F1 is designed for the power users of the world. Users can enjoy seamless gaming at high FPS and other heavy usage applications without slowdowns and overheating. This is all made possible by the combination of Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 SoC with LiquidCool Technology cooling system.
Testing has shown that this cooling system is 300% more effective than traditional, non-liquid ones. It quickly and efficiently dissipates heat and keeps the F1 from overheating anywhere nearly as quickly as other devices.
The smartphone also comes armed with a 4000 mAh battery, 8GB LPDDR4x DRAM and super-fast 256GB UFS 2.1 storage. The Pocophone F1 scores above 290,000 on AnTuTu. Its 4000 mAh is able to pump out 8 hours on non-stop gaming.
AI Dual Rear Camera + 20MP Front Camera
The F1 is able to produce stunning images with an AI Dual camera on the rear. It consist of a 12MP Sony IMX363 primary sensor and Dual Pixel Autofocus. Combined, all this provides breath-taking photography even in low light and backlit settings.
For its seflie camera, the device offers 20MP sensor with Super Pixel technology. Super Pixel tech joins the data from 4 pixels into one 1.8µm for crystal clear images with reduced noise. Both the primary and secondary cameras carry AI integrations and provide features such as AI Portrait, AI Beautify, and AI Scene Detection.
The Pocophone F1 takes extra care with security measures as well. The front camera comes armed with an infrared illuminator and infrared camera. This helps the Face Unlock feature to work accurately in both pitch black darkness and bright daylight.
MIUI for POCO
Xiaomi’s go-to MIUI has been specifically optimized for the Pocophone F1 to bring smartphone to its full potential.
With a feature called “Turbocharged engine”, the F1 provides quicker and more fluid app startups, swiping, and gaming performance.
It also features an all new POCO Launcher which automatically categorizes apps to make finding them much easier for users.
The MIUI for POCO is grounded on Android 8.1 Oreo. As such, it greatly prioritizes patches and updates from Google. In the future, the F1 will receive the Android Pie update.
The Pocophone F1 offers a polycarbonate back in Steel Blue.
Its 6GB+128GB variant will retail for PKR 54,999.