Just interested, when you say its on the way out, what exactly are its problems?
Would this be much of an upgrade to galaxy s7? Mine is on the way out
I picked up the Pocophone last week as a click & collect order and I am loving it, although there is a rather large notch you can hide it on MIUI 9 which is pre-installed, but when you update to MIUI 10 the settings disappear. Another tip if you would like to have face unlock you have to set the region as India for it to work. Spec wise no phone comes close at this price point, although it is cheaper online the fact is being able to purchase at a local UK retailer is a major plus.
Sadly it does not have NFC as it is a budget phone after all, depends how desperate you are to have Google Pay. Otherwise the Moto G phones are a better compromise.
Voted hot for snap dragon 845 , microsd and liquid cooling.