Xiaomi launched its Pocophone sub-brand by unveiling the Pocophone F1 for India and today the brand is going global.
At the time of writing, Xiaomi is holding simultaneous events in Paris, Jakarta and Hong Kong, detailing the Pocophone F1’s availability.
In France (with other European markets likely to follow) the Pocophone F1 will start at 330 for a 6GB+64GB configuration. The 6GB+128GB model will cost 370. Sales will open in September.
In Hong Kong the Pocophone F1 will retail from August 30 for HKD 2,800 (300) (the 6GB+128GB version).
In Indonesia the 6GB+64GB Pocophone F1 will retail for RP 4.4m (260), the 6GB+128GB model will cost RP 4.9m (290) and finally the Armored Edition (with the Kevlar back) with 6GB+128GB will cost RP 5.1m (300).
The Pocophone F1 may be priced like an upper midranger, but is a flagship through and through. It packs a Snapdragon 845 chipset, a 6.18-inch IPS LCD of 1080x2246px resolution, a dual 12MP f/1.9 + 5MP f/2.0 main camera, 20MP f/2.0 selfie camera and an infrared-assisted Face Unlock. And, Xiaomi has promised the Pocophone F1 will get Android P by the end of the year. You can read all about the Pocophone F1 in our detailed review.