Head over to a site called Toby Deals and you’ll find the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 6GB/64GB version for £252.19. Whack the code “WELCOME6″ in and the price will drop down to £246.19. If you need a bit more storage internally (this has a microSD card slot / dual SIM tray) then the 128GB version is £268.50 after you’ve entered the code.
Powered by a Snapdragon 845 Octa-core CPU (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver), it’s got a massive 6.18” 18.7:9 ratio screen (1080 x 2246, 403 ppi) and an Adreno 630 GPU. Around back there’s a 12 megapixel f/1.9 and 5 megapixel f/2.0 dual-cam setup, whilst up front there’s a 20 megapixel shooter with HDR for your selfies. It’s also got dual-band WiFi, fingerprint reader, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and runs Android 8.1 with a 4000 mAh battery. The only thing we can’t see is NFC.
As this is an import, we’ve had a quick look at the specifications tab on the Toby Deals website. It does indeed seem to do the UK frequencies so you shouldn’t have problems using it in Europe. For 3G, 2100MHz is there. For 4G, there’s 800, 1800 and 2600MHz, which covers our UK networks nicely.
As I’m still on the hunt for a replacement phone (remember “the incident”?), this is going on my list of possibles…