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Could this be end for POCOPHONE in the Philippines?

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Xiaomi's breakout smartphone of 2018, the POCOPHONE F1, with thousands upon thousands of units sold upon its release is bidding farewell to the Philippines.
Could this be end for POCOPHONE in the Philippines?
Pocophone is out, Mi 9T is in

POCOPHONE F1 exits the Philippines; Xiaomi recommends users to get the Mi 9T instead

In a post on the Mi Store Philippines Facebook page, the brand announced that they will no longer sell Pocophones. For those who are a fan of this powerful smartphone and would want a unit, the brand is suggesting they go for the equally capable Mi 9T instead.

Accompanying the post is a photo comparison of the specs of the Pocophone F1 and the Mi 9T. Both phones are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, however, the F1's SD 845 has a bit of an edge over the Mi 9T's SD 730+. In the camera department, the Mi 9T is a clear winner with a whopping 48MP triple AI camera rear setup. Battery-wise, both devices offer 4000mAh of built-in juice.


As far as cost is concerned, there's not much difference given that the Mi 9T is a new device while the F1 is around a year old. The highest configuration of the Mi 9T which has a 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage retails for PHP 17,990 while the F1's highest-spec'd unit goes for PHP 15,490.


This sudden pullout of the Pocophone also implies that Xiaomi might discontinue this sub-brand as being budget-conscious-targeted it shares the same market as the Redmi line of smartphones.


Do you agree with Xiaomi's move? 


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