Poco F1, the first smartphone from Xiaomi’s new sub-brand Poco, has released in India. The brand is led by way of former Google executive and Xiaomi’s Lead Product manager Jai Mani, who unveiled the latest smartphone at an event in New Delhi on Wednesday. Xiaomi has introduced three versions of the Poco F1 within the country and they arrive with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of inbuilt storage. the key highlights of the handset consist of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with LiquidCool technology, a 6.18-inch display, 12-megapixel rear camera, and more. We already knew that the smartphone turned into exclusive to Flipkart and now other info just like the Poco F1 price in India, booking process, and launch date had been confirmed as well. apparently, the price in India of all of the Poco F1 models has been set within the sub-Rs. 30,000 segment. on the release event, the company also introduced the smartphone could be released in Hong Kong, Jakarta, and Paris on August 27.
Xiaomi Poco F1 specifications and features
Apart from the high-end chipset, RAM and storage options, the Poco F1 features a 12-megapixel+5-megapixel dual-camera setup at the rear with AI enhancements, a fingerprint sensor, a 20-megapixel front camera and an advanced face unlock system that works even in the dark, similar to the Apple iPhone X. The phone also features a 4,000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 out-of-the-box. Charging and data transfers use the phone’s USB Type-C port.
Another interesting addition to the phone is its liquid cooling solution, which promises ‘industry-leading thermal performance’. The system promises cooler functioning even under heavy usage, which will not only enhance performance but also improve battery life and longevity. The Poco F1 also sports a 6.18-inch full-HD+ 18.7:9 aspect ratio screen, complete with a large notch. You also get a hybrid dual-SIM tray and dual-VoLTE connectivity.
The Xiaomi Poco F1 comes in various colour options, with the top-end Armored Edition variant sporting a Kevlar back panel, along with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The other variants come with plastic at the back and sides. The pricing of the Xiaomi Poco F1 means that you can see it from two different approaches; it either serves as an affordable step-up from the mid-range, or a very well-priced flagship device.
Xiaomi Plus specifications
|Model||Xiaomi Poco F1|
|Display||5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) display, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 19:9 aspect ratio.|
|Processor||Octa-core Snapdragon 845 SoC|
|Internal Storage||64GB /128GB expandable via microSD (400GB)|
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5|
|Primary Camera||12MP f/1.8,1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, dual pixel PDAF;|
5 MP, depth sensor, Dual-LED dual-tone flashlight
|Secondary Camera||20MP, AI features|
|Battery||4000mAh + 18W charger (Quick Charge 3.0)|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C port|
|Sensors||Infrared face recognition, Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, fingerprint, barometer,|
|Dimensions||156 x 75.5 x 9 mm; weight 186.5 grams|
|India Price||Rs. 25,999/-|
Xiaomi Poco F1 price in India
The Xiaomi Poco F1 price in India starts from Rs. 20,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant. Meanwhile, the 6GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage model has been priced at Rs. 23,999, and the 8GB RAM/ 256GB inbuilt storage model costs Rs. 28,999. The smartphone has a polycarbonate back and comes with Rosso Red, Steel Blue and Graphite Black colour options. Additionally, an Armoured Edition of the Poco F1 with ‘real Kevlar’ was also announced at the event, priced at Rs. 29,999. The online-only smartphone will be available via Flipkart and Mi.com starting from 12 pm IST on August 29.
Buyers in the first sale will get an Rs. 1,000 instant discount on HDFC Bank credit and debit cards. Other launch offers include up to 6TB of data from Reliance Jio, with additional benefits up to Rs. 8,000. A soft-case will be bundled in the box. An ultra-slim hard case priced at Rs. 399 will also be made available alongside. A Kevlar finished Armoured Case will also be made available at Rs 799. The company is also launching its first ‘official skins’, priced at Rs. 299. Even though it is a new sub-brand, it is worth noting that the servicing of the Poco F1 will be done by existing Xiaomi service centres.