11 March 2019
From the look of the things, the Oppo's subsidiary Pocophone is gearing to announce a new phone. Unlike the F1 the upcoming Pocophone will be a mid-range phone. The key-selling aspect of the F1 was the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset with 6GB RAM at a price tag of $389. Although it cost a fraction of amount as opposed to regular flagships still it wasn't a solution a for everyone.
Today a new Pocophone appeared at the Geekbench with a codename 'Uranus'. Being the mid-range phone the Uranus is running on the Qualcomm's Octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset. The Snapdragon 660 SoC is recently upgraded with the Snapdragon 670, however, still, it is amongst the best mid-range chipsets. So far Xiaomi utilized this chipset on the Mi A2 and Redmi Note 7, So it's not surprising why it is being used for the Poco mid-range phone.
As per the listing, the Octa-core chipset is accompanied with 4GB RAM. As OS the device is pre-installed with Android Pie. It retains the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.
There are two listing of Xiaomi Uranus. The first listing reveals the device achieved 1329 points at the single-core test whereas on multi-core test the device achieved 4821 points. The second listing showcases the Poco F1 Lite achieved 1341 points on single-core test whereas the multi-core performance is 4830 points. Most likely the F1 Lite will also have dual snappers on the rear side.
It is still in the dark when the Poco F1 Lite will hit the stores but the Geekbench appearance is a clear indication the launch isn't far away. Stay tuned, we will keep you updated.