Earlier this month, Xiaomi launched its latest smartphone under a new sub-brand called Poco, and the first smartphone is called the Poco F1. It is the most affordable smartphone in India to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, and comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB on-board storage. The smartphone is going on sale today, and here’s everything you need to know.
Xiaomi Poco F1 price in India, availability
The smartphone will be available exclusively via Flipkart and Mi.com, and the first sale takes place today at 12:00PM. The base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs 20,999, the second variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 23,999, whereas the top end variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will set you back by Rs 28,999. There is also a special Armored Edition priced at Rs 29,999, which sports a Kevlar back plate with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
Buyers using HDFC credit or debit cards will get Rs 1,000 discount during the first sale on all the variants. Reliance Jio is offering up to Rs 8,000 of benefits, and up to 6TB of free data. Poco is also giving a “super soft case” for free with the Poco F1. The company will also offer an ultra-slim case for Rs 399 and an Armored case for Rs 799. In addition to cases, the company has also launched official skins for Poco F1 for Rs 299.
Watch: Poco F1 Armoured Edition First Look
Xiaomi Poco F1 specifications and features
The Poco F1 flaunts a 6.18-inch full-HD+ 18.7:9 aspect ratio screen, and comes with a large notch. As mentioned above, the smartphone is powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, and comes with a liquid cooling heat pipe to dissipate heat better. To keep things ticking, the smartphone is armed with a large 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility.
In the photography department, the smartphone features a 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual-camera setup at the rear with AI enhancements, and a 20-megapixel front camera. For authentication, there is a fingerprint scanner at the back, and an advanced IR face unlock system that works even in the dark. Connectivity options include USB Type-C port, Bluetooth, 4G VoLTE, dual SIM card slots, GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11ac.