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Xiaomi-owned Poco brand has launched its first smartphone in India.
Monikered Poco F1, the phone features a notch-based display and comes with the flagship Snapdragon 845 processor, up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage.
Here's everything to know about 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.
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.
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 3.0.
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.
The Poco F1 starts at Rs. 20,999 for the 6GB RAM/64GB storage variant.
The mid-variant with 6GB RAM/128GB storage costs Rs. 23,999, the top-end 8GB RAM/256GB storage model is priced at Rs. 28,999.
It will be available in Rosso Red, Steel Blue, and Graphite Black colors.
Notably, the phone will go on sale starting from 12pm on August 29, exclusively via Flipkart and Mi.com.
Alongside the regular variants, Poco has also announced a Poco F1 Armored Edition. This variant comes with a 'real Kevlar' back panel. The Poco F1 Armored Edition packs 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage and is priced at Rs. 29,999.
Under the first sale, buyers can avail a Rs. 1,000 instant discount by paying via HDFC Bank credit/debit cards.
Additionally, Reliance Jio is offering up to 6TB of data and benefits of up to Rs. 8,000.
Alongside, the company has also launched an ultra-slim hard case priced at Rs. 399, a Kevlar-finished case priced at Rs. 799, and Poco-branded skins priced at Rs. 299.
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