Chinese smartphone maker and electronics giant Xiaomi may be planning to launch a new smartphone brand in the market. According to a leak by Slash Leaks, the device was spotted on the FCC website for certification. This comes weeks after it was certified by the Taiwanese certification agency, the NCC. According to the listing, Xiaomi POCOPHONE comes with the model number M1805E10A though the model number that Xiaomi has given in the letter to FCC is M1805D1SG as reported by GizmoChina. FCC listing pointed out that both the models are same. FCC listing means that the company is planning to launch the device in the US market also.
The listing also pointed out that the device will come with dual-band Wi-Fi with support for 2.4GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands along with a Bluetooth module. It pointed out that the device will support Band 40 LTE but the company will disable the band as it is not used in the US market. The illustration of the device along with the FCC documents pointed out that the device will come with a dual camera setup on the back. The dimensions of the device will be the 76mm width, 151mm height, and 163mm diagonal distance.
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For perspective, these dimensions put the device somewhat smaller in height to the OnePlus 6 and 0.6mm wider than the latest flagship smartphone from OnePlus. Since the device has been certified, it is likely that we may see the code name or brand name POCOPHONE at the Chinese certification authority TENNA or bench-marking websites.
Xiaomi has not issued any official statement about the leaked device or revealed any additional information about the device. However, considering the timing of the leak, it is likely that the company may launch the device in the coming months. This news comes just days after the company was listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange.