Xiaomi with the launch of the new POCO brand that will give life to the smartphone POCOPHONE F1 seems to have really hit the mark and so the hype before the 22 August, official release date, seems to skyrocket. The staff of the Android Authority blog, which has already managed to get their hands on the device, revealing much of the details that we will see in the next Chinese flagship, which will give a hard time to the best models of the most famous brands, above all. in India, like OnePlus and Huawei.
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The POCOPHONE F1 inherits much of the functionality and design of the Mi 8, such as the optimization of the display frames but also the much-hated / beloved top notch to the screen, namely the notch. And here we will find a photo sensor from 20 megapixel as well as a screen from 5,99 inches with Full HD resolution +. In fact it is pointed out that the edges of the POCOPHONE are slightly larger than those of the Mi 8, but in any case, the visual WOW effect is guaranteed. This becomes necessary by virtue of the fact that POCOPHONE F1 will adopt a back cover made of polycarbonate, a solution that will allow to contain the final cost of the product.
In terms of performance, the new top of the range adopts a Snapdragon 845 processor that combined with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM will ensure fluidity and speed to the system, although there are rumors of a variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage indoor. All in all, a budget that we have already appreciated on all the tops of this 2018, but that in POCOPHONE F1 is perhaps better optimized, thanks to a liquid cooling system, which allows performance clearly superior to OnePlus 6 and Samsung Galaxy S9.
The rear camera instead will be set up vertically, but not to "traffic light", but it is inspired by the two devices mentioned above, resulting in little protruding respect to the body. The colleagues of the Android Authority inform us that the software supplied with the camera is not yet official, even if the results are quite promising: a mix between the yield of Huawei P20 and Mi 8.
Xiaomi POCOPHONE F1 Hands On
The operating system is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and MIUI 9,6 interface customized for POCOPHONE F1, but perhaps still in beta, as there are numerous bugs, some of which affect the functionality related to the notch. The icons for some notifications disappear in the status bar, while the clock on the lock screen is partially displayed, in short, the basic problems seen on Mi 8 remain and so it is the case that Xiaomi before the official launch solves them promptly.
Certainly POCOPHONE F1 is a terminate interested but maybe you do not feel the real need, by virtue that the real top of the range of this 2018, on behalf of Xiaomi will be the Mi Mix 3. Anyway, the price will decide, even if on paper POCOPHONE F1 looks better than Mi 8, but with less valuable materials and perhaps even less amazing hardware, at least to judge the optical sensors of the photographic sector, while at the level of autonomy we should have guaranteed a good thanks to a capacity of 4000 mAh. And what do you think?