Xiaomi-backed Poco F1 is all set to launch in India today at 12:30PM. The premium flagship device will be the first ever smartphone to come under a new sub-brand banner by Xiaomi, dubbed Poco. The device is expected to compete in the mid premium flagship segment with the likes of OnePlus 6 and Asus Zenfone 5z. Going by the teasers, the Poco F1 will be available exclusively via Flipkart on launch. But we are also expecting the phone to launch on mi.com as well. Also Read - Best wearable gift ideas under Rs 5,000 for Father's Day 2021Also Read - Another Xiaomi folding phone set to launch after October with Mi MIX Fold specs
Xiaomi started teasing about the Poco brand a couple of weeks back, and sent out official invites for an event on August 22 in New Delhi. The live stream will start at 12:30PM IST, and you can watch it below. Also Read - Best smartphones for photography under Rs 20,000 to gift for Father's Day
Xiaomi Poco F1 price, features and specifications
According to various leaks, 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. It is expected to feature a microSD card slot as well.
The Poco F1 will boat a dual camera setup at the back, which is likely to include 12-megapixel and a 5-megapixel dual pixel sensors. Up front, it is said to feature a 20-megapixel camera 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.
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So far leaks have hinted towards two color variants that include blue, and Graphite Black. As for the pricing, the top variant of the Poco F1 with 128GB storage and 6GB RAM is rumored to be priced around the Rs 25,000.