Poco F1, the first smartphone by Xiaomi‘s sub-brand Poco, is all set to go on open sale at midnight tonight. This means that interested buyers will be able to buy the device without waiting to try their luck in flash sales that the company conducted. According to the information on Mi.com and official Poco India Twitter handle, only the 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant of the Poco F1 will be available for open sale. Other variants of the Poco F1 with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage, and 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage “will go on open sale soon”.
The device will be available both on Mi.com as well as Flipkart. The 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant is priced at Rs 23,999, and Mi.com provides a number of offers for interested buyers. These include the Jio Poco Offer that gives benefits of up to Rs 8,000, including Rs 2,400 as instant Jio cashback. There are also up to Rs 5,600 instant discounts on flights and hotel bookings on Makemytrip.com, and up to 6TB 4G data. Buyers will also get a three-month free subscription for Hungama Music.
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Mi.com also allows users to buy the device with Mi Exchange program where users can get some discount in exchange for their older device while buying the Poco F1. The device will be available for sale in three colors including Graphite Black, Rosso Red, and Steel Blue.
Poco F1 specifications, features
The Poco F1 comes with a 6.18-inch FHD+ display panel with 18.7:9 aspect ratio screen, and a notch on top that includes an IR face scanner, front camera, and proximity sensors. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and Poco has added a liquid cooling heat pipe to ensure that the device remains cool under a heavy workload. The device runs on a 4,000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
Moving to the camera department, Poco F1 sports a dual camera setup on the back with a 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel camera sensors, and a 20-megapixel camera sensor on the front for selfies. The company has also added a number of AI enhancements in the camera software for improved images. For authentication, there is a fingerprint scanner at the back along with an advanced IR face unlock system on the front that works even in the dark. Connectivity options include USB Type-C port, Bluetooth, 4G VoLTE, dual-SIM card slots, GPS and Wi-Fi.