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The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 sports a liquid-cooled Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC

Leaked image of the Xiaomi Pocophone F1. (Source: @bang_gogo_ on Twitter)
Leaked image of the Xiaomi Pocophone F1. (Source: @bang_gogo_ on Twitter)
The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 has surfaced in the Bluetooth SIG certification that reveals a few interesting facts about the smartphone. The Pocophone F1 will be powered by a liquid-cooled Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and will come with at least 6 GB of RAM along with a dual camera setup. The Pocophone F1 is touted to be the cheapest smartphone that will sport the Snapdragon 845 and will first hit Europe followed by India.

New details have surfaced regarding the upcoming Xiaomi Pocophone F1 thanks to the handset's entry for Bluetooth SIG certification. Pocophone is touted to be Xiaomi's sub-brand similar to the Honor phones for Huawei. The Bluetooth certification for Model M1805E10A reveals some interesting facts about the Pocophone F1. While we already that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 will be powering the innards, we now get to know that the SoC will be liquid-cooled, which means that we might see an overclocked version of the chip.

Liquid cooling is not new to smartphones. Back in the day, the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL sported liquid-cooled SoCs. Now, we are seeing gamer-oriented phones such as the Xiaomi Black Shark that feature liquid cooling to keep temperatures under control and minimize throttling. Whether the Pocophone F1 will inherit the same liquid cooling mechanism as the Black Shark or will it be any different is something to watch out for. The handset will come in 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB variants. The rear dual camera setup consists of a 12 MP + 5 MP sensor with 1.4-micron pixels. The front notch houses a 20 MP selfie camera with support for Super Pixel technology — a marketing term for binned pixels. There is also an IR illuminator and an IR camera for face unlock. The Pocophone F1 will run MIUI 10 out of the box.

Overall, it looks like the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 will not leave any stone unturned to capture the affordable flagship market, which is currently dominated by the likes of the OnePlus 6, Asus Zenfone 5Z, and the Honor View 10. The phone is expected to launch in Eastern Europe soon and then head to India later this year. Estimated pricing is about €420 for the 6GB/64GB model and about €460 for the 6GB/128GB version.

(Source: GSMArena)
(Source: GSMArena)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-07-29 (Update: 2018-07-29)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
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I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.