29 Aug 2018
Xiaomi Poco F1 first sale today: Here're the top offers
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.
Deals & Discounts
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.
Design & Display
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 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.