Xiaomi thru its sub-brand POCOPHONE just launched what could be the best smartphone you can get in the market right now. Armed with a Snapdragon 845 processor with up to 8GB of RAM, the POCOPHONE F1 beats every other flagship smartphones in terms of pricing and can be picked up for as low as Php 17,990 in the Philippines.
Complementing the snappy internals are AI-powered shooters consists of dual rear (f/1.9 12MP with DPAF + f/2.0 5MP) camera and 20MP front camera for selfies. The POCOPHONE F1 moreover promises long-lasting performance via its 4000mAh battery with quick charge. For added security, the POCOPHONE F1 features IR Face unlock in addition to the Fingerprint unlock.
The unprecedented launch makes the competition for the premium affordable smartphone market more interesting as Huawei just few weeks ago also introduced a Kirin 970 – powered smartphone in the form of the Nova 3 for just over Php 25,000. Subsequently, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor likewise launched its own power-packed gaming smartphone, the Honor Play for only Php 15,990.
The POCOPHONE F1 will be available in the Philippines starting September 6, 2018 initially on Lazada, and consecutively on Mi authorized stores nationwide. The POCOPHONE F1 with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage with retail for Php 17,990 while the 6GB+128GB variant is priced at Php 19,990. No words yet on the availability of the POCOPHONE F1 8GB+256GB variant.
POCOPHONE F1 Specs and Price Philippines
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Display||6.18in 2246 x 1080 FHD+ Full Screen Display with 18.7:9 and 403 ppi|
|Processor||Up to 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon AIE 845 with 630 GPU and LiquidCool technology|
|Memory and Storage||8GB+256GB / 6GB+128GB / 6GB+64GB, 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X dual-channel memory, 64GB / 128GB / 256GB storage options (UFS 2.1)|
|Rear Camera||AI dual rear cameras, Primary 12MP rear camera, 1.4um, f/1.9, dual pixel autofocus, Secondary 5MP rear camera, 1.12um, f/2.0|
|Front Camera||20MP front camera, AI portrait mode, AI detection of 10 different scenes, Selfie timer, Face recognition|
|Dimensions||Standard Edition Height: 155.5mm Width: 75.2mm Thickness: 8.8mm Weight: 182g , Armoured Edition Height: 155.7mm Width: 75.5mm Thickness: 8.9mm Weight: 187g|
|Battery||4000mAh Quick Charge|
|Network and Connectivity||4G+/4G/3G/2G calling and data, GSM B2/3/5/8, WCDMA B1/2/5/8, FDD-LTE B1/3/5/7/8/20 ,TDD-LTE B38/40/41(120MHz), Supports protocols: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Supports 2.4G WiFi / Supports 5G WiFi / Supports WiFi Direct, Supports WiFi 2x2 MIMO technology, supports MU-MIMO, Supports WiFi Display, Supports Bluetooth 5.0, Supports AAC/aptX/aptX-HD/LDAC audio codec|
|Colors||Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red Armoured Edition|
|Security and Unlock Features||IR Face unlock, Rear fingerprint sensor|
|SIM||4G dual SIM, 3-choose-2 hybrid SIM tray, nanoSIM + nanoSIM/microSD|
|Navigation and Positioning||GPS, GLONASS, AGPS, BEIDOU|
|Sensors||Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Vibration motor, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Electronic compass, Hall sensor|
|Ports||USB type-C charging port, 3.5mm audio port|
|Pricing||6GB+64GB (approx Php 16,029), 6GB+128GB (approx. Php 18,319), 8GB+256GB- (approx. Php 22,136), Armoured Edition 8GB+256GB- (approx. 22,899)|