The Poco F1 by Xiaomi’s new off-shoot Pocophone was unveiled exactly a week ago and the smartphone with stellar specifications is all set to go on its first sale today. The Poco F1 starts at a price of Rs 20,999 for which the company offers unbelievable specs such as the Snapdragon 845 with up to 8GB of RAM, great cameras, and an overall flagship-level performance which is unseen on any other smartphone in this segment.
Starting noon (12 PM) today, the Poco F1 will be available for sale exclusively via Flipkart. The company did not speak much about the nature of this sale, but considering the amount of excitement and hype Pocophone has created with this smartphone, a flash sale is inevitable – so there’s no need for holding your horses.
The Poco F1 comes in three variations of RAM and storage. The one with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage for Rs 20,999, while the same configuration with 128GB of storage will be available for Rs 23,999. In case you want more power, you can choose the one with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of inbuilt storage, which will cost you Rs 28,999.
If in case, you want a more premium feel, you can buy the “armoured edition” which has Kevlar concealing the plastic back and offering a more desirable appearance. This one is priced at Rs 29,999 and it’s gladly not a limited edition. Lastly, you can also avail an instant discount of Rs. 1,000 if you’re using an HDFC Bank Credit or Debit card.
The Poco F1 brings some surprising specifications on paper and we believe that this can set up a shockwave that trembles OnePlus’ unprecedented popularity. Not only that, the Poco F1 was recently announced for nearly 65 countries and this represents Xiaomi’s ambitions with the smartphone. Here’s a quick look at its specifications:
|Display||6.18 inch, FullHD+ (1080 x 2246 pixels) IPS LCD|
|Memory||6/8 GB RAM|
|Storage||64/128/256GB ROM + Hybrid MicroSD slot, up to 256 GB|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-Core (4*2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4*1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) with Adreno 630|
|Camera||12MP f/1.9 + 5MP f/2.0,
LED Flash, 4K & Slo-mo Support, AI
|Front||20 MP f/2.0, AI Portrait Mode|
|OS+UI||Android 8.1 + MIUI for POCO|
|Battery||4,000mAh with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0|
|Sensor||Fingerprint sensor, IR Face Unlock, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
|Bluetooth||5.0 with AptX|
|WiFi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band|
Meanwhile, we’re putting the Poco F1 through various tests – including the performance of its liquid cooling tech – and will bring you a detailed review very soon. So if you’re planning to buy the smartphone in today, make sure you’re on your
toes fingertips at a few minutes ahead of noon.
Buy the Poco F1 from Flipkart (starts at Rs 20,990)