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Xiaomi Poco F1 to launch on August 22 as Flipkart exclusive: Everything that has leaked so far

Xiaomi’s Poco F1 is widely expected to be a premium mid-range device taking on the likes of OnePlus 6 and Asus Zenfone 5z.

  • Published: August 18, 2018 12:35 PM IST
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There’s been a lot of buzz around ‘Poco’, which is the new sub-brand being launched by Xiaomi. The Poco F1 will be the first device launching on August 22 in India, and it is expected to be placed in the premium mid-range segment with the likes of OnePlus 6 and Asus Zenfone 5z to name a few. With just a few days to the launch, here’s a roundup of everything that has leaked so far.

Xiaomi Poco F1 launch

Xiaomi has sent out media invites for an event on August 22 in New Delhi. The event kicks off at 12:00PM, and the company will be taking the wraps off the Poco F1. Going by the teasers, the Poco F1 will be available exclusively via Flipkart on launch. But as is the case with Xiaomi devices, the Poco F1 will also be available via mi.com.

Xiaomi Poco F1 features, specifications

Going by everything that has been leaked so far, the Xiaomi Poco F1 seems like a premium mid-range gaming smartphone. A recent leaked hands-on video gave us a glimpse at what the upcoming smartphone will look like. It is seen sporting a polycarbonate body, and the front is all glass.

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Based on the leaks and teasers we have come across, the Xiaomi Poco F1 is expected to flaunt a 5.99-inch tall display with FHD+ resolution. The Chinese company has revealed its partnership with Qualcomm, and this could mean a Snapdragon 845 SoC powering the Poco F1. Buyers are likely to have two variants to choose from – 6GB RAM+64GB storage, and 6GB RAM+128GB storage. If the internal memory isn’t enough, there will be a microSD card slot as well.

As seen in the hands-on video, there will be a dual-camera setup at the back that is likely to include 12-megapixel and a 5-megapixel dual pixel sensors. Up front, there will be a 20-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. Other rumored features include a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, and security options like fingerprint sensor and face unlock.

Xiaomi Poco F1 colors, price

Leaks so far have hinted towards multiple color variants, including blue, and Graphite Black among others. According to a new leak by MySmartPrice, the top variant of the Poco F1 with 128GB storage and 6GB RAM could be priced around the Rs 25,000 mark.

We can only wait for August 22 to see how accurate these leaks are. BGR India will be on the ground covering the Xiaomi Poco F1 launch in India, so stay tuned for all the latest updates.

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  • Published Date: August 18, 2018 12:35 PM IST