So far, Xiaomi has launched three flagship smartphones of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in 2018. The company first launched the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S (codename: polaris), which was followed two months later by the Xiaomi Mi 8 (code name) ): dipper) and the Explorer edition of Xiaomi Mi 8 (code-name: ursa). The Mi Mix 2S is available in some international countries, while the Mi 8 and the Mi 8 Explorer Edition remain exclusive products of China at the moment. (Xiaomi’s Black Shark subsidiary also released a Snapdragon 845 gaming phone, but it does not work with MIUI). However, there is a Snapdragon 845 Xiaomi device more in the pipeline.
Earlier this month, we reviewed firmware files dated March, which led to the conclusion that a new flagship of Xiaomi (code name: beryllium) would be powered by the Snapdragon 845 and would be launched in international markets, specifically India . Xiaomi has also recently registered a new phone brand: Pocophone. A smartphone belonging to the Pocophone brand appeared on FCC and was then included in two storage capacities: 6 GB of RAM with 64 GB / 128 GB of storage.
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 will seemingly be cheap as chips… listing in eastern Euroland for ~420 Euro (6/64GB) and ~460 Euro (6/128GB) (prices converted). If it really has an SDM845 that pricing would be really impressive for a device with a 5,99in 2160x1080px screen.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) July 23, 2018
As of now, information about the new phone brand is still scarce, but Roland Quandt of WinFuture has revealed the storage capacities and RAM of Pocophone F1, as well as the prices for the European market. This means that the phone will be launched internationally. Mr. Quandt states that the phone has been included in Eastern Europe for € 420 (for the storage version of 6GB RAM / 64GB) and € 460 (for the storage version of 6GB RAM / 128GB) respectively. The listings include EAN / UPC codes, which means they are valid. The European price would make it one of the cheapest Snapdragon 845 flagships on the market, although the Xiaomi Mi 8 is even cheaper in China.
Currently it is not known if the Pocophone F1 and the phone whose code name is “beryllium” are the same phones. This month we speculate that the two telephones can be the same because the last characters of the model number of the Pocophone F1 correspond to the values that are defined in the application of the MIUI camera of beryllium. At this point, this is impossible to verify, however.
We hope to learn more about the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 in the coming weeks.