Poco F1, the latest flagship by Xiaomi's sub-brand Poco, will go on sale for the first time in India today.
Offered at a starting price of Rs. 20,999, the Poco F1 features a notched-display, Snapdragon 845 processor, up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage.
Here's our roundup.
Poco has also announced the first sale launch offers
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 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.
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.
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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 3.0.
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.
Pricing and Availability
The Poco F1 costs Rs. 20,999 for the 6GB RAM/64GB storage variant while the mid-variant with 6GB RAM/128GB storage costs Rs. 23,999, and the top-end 8GB/256GB model costs Rs. 28,999.
The phone will be available in Rosso Red, Steel Blue, and Graphite Black colors.
Poco has also announced an Armored Edition (8GB/256GB) with 'real Kevlar' back panel and it is priced at Rs. 29,999.
Xiaomi Poco F1
Android Oreo 8
Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Quick Charge 3
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