Several recent reports have suggested that Xiaomi is planning to launch a new smartphone under its new brand called POCOPHONE, for which, the brand filed trademark earlier. Ahead of the unveiling, the phone’s alleged hands-on video leaked recently, which revealed some details regarding its pricing and design. The device is expected to be called the POCOPHONE F1, and could carry the codename “Beryllium”. Now the selling price of the phone in Europe has been revealed.
As of now, information about the new phone brand still remains scarce, but Roland Quandt from WinFuture has revealed the Pocophone F1’s RAM and storage capacities as well as pricing for the European market. This means that the phone will indeed launch internationally. Mr. Quandt states that the phone has been listed in eastern Europe for €420 (for the 6GB RAM/64GB storage version) and €460 (for the 6GB RAM/128GB storage version) respectively. The listings include EAN/UPC codes, which means they are valid. The European pricing would make it one of the cheapest Snapdragon 845-powered flagships on the market, although the Xiaomi Mi 8 is even cheaper in China.
The tweet further adds that the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 will sport a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160) display and the phone will be available internationally in Grey and Blue colors. The phone appeared on the FCC earlier this month with the same storage capacities as mentioned by Quandt.
The POCOPHONE F1 features a 5.99-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. The display is said to have a notch on it (great) and has an aspect ratio of 19:9. We can expect a metal body sandwiched between two layers of Gorilla Glass. The device also features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The phone is expected to be powered by a 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, and boot Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9 out of the box. The other tipped specs include 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, non-expandable storage, and a 4,000mAh battery.