Xiaomi is apparently working on a new phone powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor for countries like India where its other SD845 phones have yet to reach. Shortly after news of it broke, reports about a device called the Pocophone showed up on the US FCC with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of storage.
Some say the two are one and the same. This can’t be said for certain now, but there is some more information about the Pocophone out there. The usually reliable tipster Roland Quandt has posted a few details about the device on Twitter. It’s apparently called the Pocophone F1 and it’s been running around European listings with EAN/UPC codes for a dash of authenticity.
Pocophone F1 Speculation
The Pocophone F1 supposedly has a EUR 420 (roughly Rs 33845) price tag for its 6GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM option. The rate climbs up to EUR 460 (approx Rs 37068) for its 6GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM version. It might have a Snapdragon 845 SoC, as well as a 5.99-inch 2160 x 1080p screen.
Quandt later added that the Pocophone F1 will be available in grey and blue. As for the India-bound Snapdragon 845 smartphone mentioned above, XDA Developers dug into some firmware files to discover that it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with a layer of MIUI on top.
A 4000mAh battery might provide the juice to keep the Xiaomi phone running. There are also hints of an 18:9 screen and a fingerprint sensor, probably located at the back. A pair of cameras might join the scanner with one of their special features being optical zoom.
We’ll let you know as and when the mystery of the Pocophone starts getting clearer. Xiaomi will probably launch the device sooner rather than later now that it’s appearing on lists with official codes on them.