Open sale of Poco F1 6GB/128GB variant starts tonight
Xiaomi Poco F1, which has been available via flash sales until now, will go on open sale via Flipkart and Mi.com, starting midnight. Notably, only the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant will be currently available while other Poco F1 variants may be made available sometime soon. The key highlights of the phone are its notched full-HD+ display, Snapdragon 845 processor and 4,000mAh battery. Here's more.
Announcement made by Manu Jain and C. Manmohan
Hey Mi fans!— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) September 13, 2018
Here's a surprise for all of you wanting to buy #POCOF1! I guess there couldn't have been a better day to tell you guys this. 😄
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Pricing of all the Poco F1 variants
The Poco F1 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant, which goes on open sale tonight, costs Rs. 23,999. The entry-level variant with 6GB RAM/64GB storage is priced at Rs. 20,999 while the top-end 8GB/256GB model costs Rs. 28,999. The phone is available in Rosso Red, Steel Blue, and Graphite Black colors. There's also a Poco F1 Armored Edition which is priced at Rs. 29,999.
Poco F1: At a glance
Up front, the Poco F1 features a notch-based display with a slightly wider cut-out and a prominent bottom bezel. On the back, the phone gets a polycarbonate panel which houses a dual rear-camera setup and a fingerprint sensor. The Poco F1 sports a 6.18-inch full-HD+ (2246x1080) display with 500-nits brightness, 403ppi pixel density, and is protected by a curved Gorilla Glass 3.
For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
The Poco F1 features a dual rear-camera setup comprising a 12-megapixel (f/1.9) Sony IMX363 sensor with 1.4-micron pixel and dual-pixel autofocus, paired with a 5-megapixel (f/2.0) secondary depth sensor. Up front, there's a 20-megapixel camera with support for AI-based Portrait mode and Scene detection with India-specific optimizations. The primary camera can shoot 4K videos at 30fps and slow-mo in 720p/1080p at up to 240fps.
Under the hood
The Poco F1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with dedicated LiquidCool Technology, paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB of inbuilt storage (expandable up to 256GB). The phone runs MIUI for Poco - a customized version of MIUI 9.6 which is based on Android Oreo 8.1. Further, the Poco F1 packs a 4,000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0.
Connectivity options and sensors onboard the Poco F1
In terms of connectivity options, the Xiaomi Poco F1 gets support for dual-SIM (Nano) cards (hybrid tray), 4G+, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/c, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board the phone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Poco F1 also comes with an Infrared-based face unlock technology.