Xiaomi has made killed the game with the release of their new sub-brand, Pocophone. While many have frowned upon its name, the enthusiastic community is on the edge of their seats anticipating its release.
The Pocophone F1 may not require much of an introduction for many enthusiasts. However, we’ll revise them anyways as listing them is just as enthusiastic to myself than simply waiting for it. So, the Pocophone F1 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB RAM, upto 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage cooled by a vapor chamber liquid cooling system and powered by a massive 4000mAh battery starting at just $299. Talk about killing the flagship killer at its own game.
Regarding the camera game, we’re looking at a 12MP + 5MP camera setup tuned by Xiaomi themselves despite being a sub-brand from Xiaomi. It shares the same camera tweaks as well as the same AI capabilities shared by the Mi 8 and MiX 2S. However, do note that the Pocophone F1 does not support 4K/60FPS out of the box and would be enabled at a later date, confirmed the Head of Pocophone, Jai Mani.
Earlier today, the company debuted the Pocophone F1 in Indonesia where they revealed the same killer pricing as they did in India. Xiaomi Malaysia’s Facebook handle revealed some important details regarding the Pocophone F1’s release in Malaysia. They revealed that the Pocophone F1 would launch in Malaysia through Lazada and authorized Mi Stores on the August the 30th. In addition to that, they also revealed that the device would retail for RM 1237 for the 6GB + 64GB variant and RM 1428 for the 6GB + 128GB variant.
What’s worth noting is that the 64GB variant of the Pocophone F1 would exclusively be available on Lazada and would not be available at any of the local Mi authorized stores across the region. So if you’re planning to pick up the 64GB variant, it’s only available through Lazada.
It’s interesting to see that the same $299 price remains as promised with the launch here in Malaysia. Given Xiaomi’s price record, usually Xiaomi inflates the price a bit when they release their devices in Malayia.