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Xiaomi Poco F1 went on sale more than a week before its launch but it is not how you think

The about page of Poco F1 reveals that it will come with Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, and Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.6 out of the box.

  • Published: August 13, 2018 9:11 PM IST
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Image credit: OLX Romania


Xiaomi is all set to launch its upcoming smartphone, the Poco F1 in the Indian market on August 22, 2018. The company just confirmed the launch event of the device with a teaser tweet on its official Twitter handle. The device will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 along with other flagship specifications. In addition to that, Pocophone F1/ Poco F1 is expected to carry a 5.99-inch notched display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. However, more than a week before the launch of the device, it looks like the device has gone on sale in Romania.

If you are thinking that Xiaomi has officially launched the device in Romania before the Indian market then you are wrong to presume that. If you are thinking that someone at Xiaomi Romania accidentally published the online order page before the launch of the device then also you will be wrong to presume that. Instead, someone has listed the device on OLX Romania, a local eBay competitor. This comes days after unboxing video of the Poco F1 was leaked on the internet. According to the listing, the device is priced at 1,999 RON which amounts to Rs 34,253 at the time of writing.

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The listing page packs a number of images of the device to convince the potential buyer that it is the real deal. The images also show the about page of the device revealed that the device will come with Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM, and 64GB internal storage. Poco F1 will run Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.6 out of the box.

This listing was initially spotted by GSMArena which also pointed out that the device was no longer available if anyone was planning to buy the device. The report also pointed out that Xiaomi had added an infrared face scanner on the Poco F1 which it introduced with its Mi 8 earlier this year.

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  • Published Date: August 13, 2018 9:11 PM IST