The Xiaomi Poco F1 recently launched in India and the XDA Forums are ready for its potential users. This is an exciting device that kicks off Xiaomi’s new “Poco” line. It has some really nice specifications at a competitive price which pits it against the likes of the Asus ZenFone 5Z, Honor Play, and the OnePlus 6. Let’s take a quick look at what this phone has to offer.
The Xiaomi Poco F1 (known as the Pocophone F1 outside of India) is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, has 6/8GB of RAM, 64/128/256GB of storage, and runs MIUI 9 on top of Android 8.1 with an official Android 9 Pie update coming in a few months. The display is 6.18-inches with 2246×1080 resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio, meaning it does have a display notch that thankfully can be hidden in software. The battery is 4,000 mAh and it has dual 12+5MP cameras on the back and a single 20MP camera on the front. Other features include infrared face unlock, headphone jack, fingerprint scanner, and Dirac HD sound. Starting at Rs. 20,999, this is a great phone for the Indian market.
For XDA in particular, this phone is exciting because Poco will honor the warranties of users who unlock their bootloaders. Poco will also release the phone’s kernel source code much faster than typical Xiaomi flagships. They promise an August 29th kernel source code release, the same day the phone goes on sale in India.
If you plan to pick up the Xiaomi Pocophone F1, or are interested in learning more from owners, head on over to the official XDA Forum now!