Poco F1 Armored Edition to launch in 64GB, 128GB variants
The Xiaomi Poco F1 Armored Edition, which has so far been exclusive to the top-end 8GB/256GB configuration, will soon be made available in two new variants. According to MySmartPrice, Xiaomi will soon launch this special model in 6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB configuration models. Moreover, these upcoming Armored Edition variants will be priced higher than the regular Poco F1 variant. Here are the finer details.
About the Xiaomi Poco F1 Armored Edition
The Poco F1 Armored Edition is different than 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.
Meanwhile, here's recalling the Xiaomi Poco F1
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 rear dual-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 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.