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Pocophone F1 coming to Europe starting at 329 euros (Update: Launch nations revealed)
Update, August 28, 2018 (5:04AM ET): European pricing has been revealed for the POCOphone F1, but what about available markets? Well, the Xiaomi-backed brand has revealed all the countries, including European nations.
The POCOphone F1 will be available in: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Ukraine.
We do notice a few missing countries, such as Germany, Ireland, Scotland, and Turkey. Hopefully it’s a simple oversight on the part of the Xiaomi sub-brand. You can click here to view the full list of countries that will receive the POCOphone F1.
Original article, August 27, 2018 (2:25PM ET): It’s been a while since a device has really stoked the fires in the Android smartphone industry, but the Xiaomi POCOphone F1 is doing just that. Now we have official word from the POCOphone Twitter account that the device is coming to Europe.
The tweet is pretty bare bones and is essentially just an image with the pricing and specs of two different versions of the smartphone:
As you can see, the version with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space will set you back 329 euros while the upgraded version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will go for 40 euros more at 369 euros.
There’s no information on the European release of the highest-end POCOphone F1 which features a Kevlar back, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage space. There’s also no information on which specific European countries will get the POCOphone F1.
Xiaomi has proven to be a popular brand in Europe, but how many people will know that the POCOphone F1 is a Xiaomi sub-brand? With that in mind, how many people will take a chance on a new brand? The price is certainly right, but the major caveats – like the lack of an NFC chip, for one – could dissuade even the most budget-conscious shoppers.
Either way, a European release bodes well for the POCOphone F1 and could shift some pricing in the industry. There are already some who are comparing the F1 to the original OnePlus One.
We’ll update this article once we know when (and where) you can get your hands on a POCOphone F1 in Europe.