The Xiaomi Poco F1 was launched earlier this year as the most affordable smartphone in India to be powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. With a starting price of Rs 20,999, the device hasn’t quite been as complete a package as buyers may have expected in comparison to more expensive devices, but in our review, we did praise the performance of the phone.
The official Twitter handle of Poco India has now tweeted that the Xiaomi Poco F1 will see a temporary price drop from December 6 to 8 on Flipkart and Mi.com/in. The tweet mentions that the phone will be sold with up to Rs 5,000 discount, thereby bringing the effective price down further during the three days of the promotion. The Rs 5,000 discount will likely apply only to the top-end 8GB/256GB variant of the phone, but we could see a decent price drop on the popular 6GB/64GB variant as well.
POCO fans! As promised yesterday, here comes first of the #3Masterstrokes.
RT to win exclusive POCO merchandise. 🤟 pic.twitter.com/7eASBCSbcu
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO) December 3, 2018
Xiaomi Poco F1: Features and specifications
The Xiaomi Poco F1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB of internal storage. The smartphone has a 6.18-inch FullHD+ notched display with a resolution of 1080×2246 pixels. You also get IR-powered face unlock, which works well even in the dark. The smartphone comes with MIUI based on Android Oreo, but an update to MIUI 10 with Android 9 Pie is in the works.
WATCH: Xiaomi Poco F1 First Look
For imaging, Xiaomi Poco F1 has a dual-camera setup at the back, comprised of a 12-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel sensor. There’s also a 20-megapixel camera up front. Having all standard connectivity options, the smartphone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge enabled fast charging.