Xiaomi has introduced their sub-brand, POCO and has launched the POCO F1 as their first smartphone in India. The main highlight of the device is that is the cheapest smartphone in the world to feature Snapdragon 845 processor with up to 8GB RAM and LiquidCool Technology. The F1 features a 6.18-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a notch and runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI on top with POCO launcher, and the company has promised Android 9.0 (Pie) update in Q4 2018. The device packs a 4000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging and also includes 9V/2A (18W) charger in the box. The POCO F1 has hard-coated polycarbonate unibody design and also comes in Kevlar back option called Armored Edition that uses Kevlar aramid fiber.
POCO F1 specifications:
- 6.18-inch Full HD+ 18.7:9 | 2.5D curved glass display | 1500:1 contrast ratio
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform | Adreno 630 GPU
- 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 64GB / 128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1) storage, (expandable memory with up to 256GB with microSD)
- Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 9, upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
- 12MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, f/1.9 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size, Sony IMX363 sensor, Dual Pixel auto focus, secondary 5MP camera with Samsung sensor
- 20MP front-facing camera with ƒ/2.0 aperture
- Fingerprint sensor, IR face unlock, 3.5mm audio jack, Dirac HD, Dual Smart PA
- Dual 4G+ VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
- 4000mAh battery | Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging
Pricing and Availability
The POCO F1 comes in Graphite Black, Steel Blue and Rosso Red color variants as well as Armored Edition with Kevlar back. The device will be available exclusively on Flipkart and Mi.com from August 29th at 12 noon.
- POCO F1 6GB RAM + 64GB storage – INR 20,999
- POCO F1 6GB RAM + 128GB storage – INR 23,999
- POCO F1 8GB RAM + 256GB storage – INR 28,999
- POCO F1 8GB RAM + 256GB storage Kevlar Armored Edition – INR 29,999
- Ultra-slim case with matte finish – INR 399
- Armored case with Kevlar finish – INR 799
- POCO Mobile Skins – INR 299
Also, HDFC is offering an instant discount of INR 1000 for HDFC Bank credit/debit card holders during the first sale and an additional benefits worth INR 8000 and up to 6TB additional data for Jio users.