Xiaomi has just recently unveiled a brand new subsidiary in India called POCO. While we ponder on the reasons for the weird naming and its exact positioning in the Indian market, the company has already announced its first smartphone launch date. The subsidiary’s own Twitter handle put out a launch date of August 22 for the first-ever POCO-branded handset, the F1 today. The event is set for New Delhi, and we’re excited to see what Xiaomi’s newest product will offer.
The F1 could potentially fill the flagship gap that Xiaomi has in its product portfolio in India. But that would also mean we won’t see the Mi 8 or Mi 8 SE in India. The first time we heard about the Pocophone F1, it was back in July. Since then, a lot more info has trickled through rumour funnels.
To sum it all up, the Pocophone F1 will come with Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC. As per reliable tipster, Roland Quandt, it has a 5.99-inch Full-HD+ 2160 x 1080 display, and Xiaomi’s top-notch pricing as well. Speaking of notches, the handset looks quite similar to the Mi 8 except that it should have something to stand apart from Xiaomi’s flagship. So it basically looks same on the front but the rear has a different camera placement and layout.
There are a lot of blanks still left to be filled for the new upcoming flagship. But it looks like we’ll have yet another OnePlus 6 competitor in India soon. And this one could be here to stay for longer than other competitors.