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POCO F6 and F6 Pro: Xiaomi will also bring flagship performance to the mid-range in 2024

Xiaomi's subsidiary brand POCO is flexing its muscles with the new F6 series. Above all, the POCO F6 Pro is aiming for the top and wants to shake up the upper class with high-end hardware at an attractive price.


Let's start with the "small" POCO F6. For 499 euros (RRP) you can get the brand new Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 processor, which has a slightly lower clock speed than its big brother 8 Gen 3 from the upper class, but still has a lot of power under the hood. Even with 5G and Wi-Fi 7 you don't have to make any compromises compared to the top chip. Nevertheless, this is a big leap compared to the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 from the predecessor POCO F5.

POCO F6 water drops

Speaking of its predecessor: Xiaomi has made a few other adjustments to the POCO F6. Finally there is IP64 protection against dust and splash water. And the larger 5.000 mAh battery can be powered from 90 to 30% in just 0 minutes with 100 watt fast charging - a record in this price range!

The main camera still has a resolution of 50 megapixels, but has a larger f/1.59 aperture for better lowlight shots. By the way, it now also records 4K videos at a smooth 60 frames per second. At the front there is a 20 MP front camera for selfies.

POCO F6 Gaming

With the 6,7 inch AMOLED display with 120 Hz everything remains the same. At least the particularly durable Gorilla Glass Victus now protects the panel.


If you want even more power, go for the POCO F6 Pro. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which powered most flagship smartphones last year, is installed here. Together with up to 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage, the smartphone is virtually “future-proof”.

POCO F6 White

By the way, when it comes to performance, the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 in the POCO F6 and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in the POCO F6 Pro are neck and neck. In some benchmarks, the newer Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 can even just overtake its predecessor. However, this should hardly be noticeable in everyday life. Both are ideally equipped for demanding tasks.

The POCO F6 Pro is slightly better positioned when it comes to the camera, display and quick charging function. POCO uses a Light Fusion 800 image sensor with 50 MP resolution and an f/1.6 aperture, as well as an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle and 2 MP macro camera. The front camera has a slightly lower resolution of 16 megapixels than the POCO F6, but it takes sharper selfies.

POCO F6 Browsing

The 6,67-inch AMOLED panel boasts WQHD+ resolution, 120 Hz and a peak brightness of 4.000 nits. A 5.000 mAh battery also ensures endurance. When things get tight, the 120W fast charging pumps the battery back up in record time. Unfortunately, wireless charging, which was still available in the predecessor, is no longer available.

Technical data at a glance

 Model   POCO F6   LITTLE F6 Pro 
 chip  Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 Snapdragon 8 Gen2
 CPU  Octa core up to 3,0GHz Octa core up to 3,19GHz
 GPU  Adreno GPU 735 Adreno GPU 740
 Storage  8GB + 256GB / 12GB + 512GB (LPDDR5X + UFS 4.0) 12GB + 256GB / 12GB + 512GB / 16GB + 1TB (LPDDR5X + UFS 4.0)
 Display  6,67” 1.5K Flow AMOLED, 120Hz, 2400 nits (peak brightness) 6,67” WQHD+ AMOLED, 120Hz, 4000 nits (peak brightness)
 Camera  50MP Sony IMX882 main camera (f/1.59, OIS),
8MP ultra wide angle,
20MP front camera (f/2.2)
50MP Light Fusion 800 main camera (f/1.6, OIS),
8MP ultra wide angle,
2MP macro,
16MP Front camera
 Charge the battery  5000mAh, 90W fast charging 5000mAh, 120W HyperCharge
 Design  160,5mm x 74,5mm x 8mm, 179g 160,86mm x 74,95mm x 8,21mm, 209g
 connectivity  5G, 4G, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth 5.4, Wi-Fi 6 5G, 4G, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 7
 Other functions  In-screen fingerprint sensor, AI face unlock, IP64 In-screen fingerprint sensor, AI face unlock

Proud RRP, but street prices are likely to fall

The recommended retail prices starting at 449,90 euros for the F6 and starting at 579,90 euros for the F6 Pro are quite high. There are also strong competitors like this in a similar price range Google Pixel 8a. This scores points with an even better camera and, above all, with software updates guaranteed for seven years. The POCO F6 series promises three years of operating system updates (up to Android 17) and four years of security patches.

The smartphones will be available from May 23rd to May 30th discounted at the early bird price:

  • POCO F6 Pro (12GB + 256GB) for €579,90 (RRP) / Early Bird price: €499,90
  • POCO F6 Pro (12GB + 512GB) for €629,90 (RRP) / Early Bird price: €549,90
  • POCO F6 Pro (16GB + 1TB) for €699,90 (RRP) / Early Bird price: €599,90
  • POCO F6 (8GB + 256GB) for €449,90 (RRP) / Early Bird price: €389,90
  • POCO F6 (12GB + 512GB) for €499,90 (RRP) / Early Bird price: €419,90

If the street price continues to correct downwards, both the POCO F6 and the F6 Pro would certainly be two interesting alternatives.

Source: POCO press release

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