Xiaomi to launch new Poco F1 variant tomorrow in India
Xiaomi is set to launch a new variant of its budget flagship, the Poco F1, in India tomorrow. According to a tweet posted by C. Manmohan, General Manager Poco India, the company is working to launch a "#NewPOCO". Further, the official Poco India Twitter handle has confirmed that the new Poco phone will launch in India tomorrow. Here's everything we know so far.
Here's the rather cryptic tweet from Poco's executive
Last week's been crazy! #POCOF1 has won awards appreciation one after the other and #Christmas seems to have come early! @MKBHD @TheMrPhone @91mobiles @AndroidAuth— C Manmohan (@cmanmohan) December 24, 2018
But, that's not all.
I have a surprise for all of you. A #NewPOCO is coming. Can you guess when? 🍾
"#NewPoco" launching tomorrow in India, confirms the company
Tipster suggests Xiaomi will launch Kevlar variants of Poco F1
Poco F1 Armored Edition, which has so far been exclusive to the top-end 8GB RAM and 256GB storage configuration, is expected to launch in two new variants. Previously, reputed tipster Ishan Agarwal claimed that Xiaomi will launch this Armored Edition in two new configurations of 6GB RAM and 64GB storage and 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. However, this speculation will be confirmed tomorrow.
About the Xiaomi Poco F1 Armored Edition
The Poco F1 Armored Edition is different from other Poco F1 variants only in terms of design. The Armored Edition model comes with a "real Kevlar" back panel whereas regular Poco F1 models come with polycarbonate panels. Further, in terms of internals, display, and other parameters, the Poco F1 Armored Edition is the same as the regular variants.
Upcoming Armored Edition variants to cost more than regular models
The Poco F1 costs Rs. 20,999 for the 6GB/64GB variant, Rs. 23,999 for the 6GB/128GB variant, Rs. 28,999 for the 8GB/256GB model, and Rs. 29,999 for the currently available Armored Edition (8GB/256GB). Hence, considering the Armored Edition costs Rs. 1,000 more than the regular 8GB/256GB variant, we can expect the upcoming Armored Edition variants to be slightly more expensive than the regular models.
We could also see Poco F1 in a gradient finish
Interestingly, Ishan Agarwal has also claimed that Xiaomi will launch a new Poco F1 variant with the in-trend gradient design. He also claims that this variant will cost the same as regular Poco F1 variant.