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POCO F1 By Xiaomi First Sale Today – Opinions

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Last week, Xiaomi’s new global sub-brand POCO launched its first smartphone in India called the POCO F1.  The POCO F1 is priced at Rs 20,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage variant and Rs 23,999 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage variant. The 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage variant is priced at Rs, 28,999.

The POCO phone will go on sale today at 12 PM IST exclusively via Flipkart For the first sale, HDFC customers will get Rs 1,000 instant discount on debit and credit card transactions. This means the 64GB of internal storage variant will be available at just Rs 19,999.

POCO F1 Specifications

POCO F1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor coupled Adreno 630 GPU. It comes with 6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB and 256GB of internal storage variants. The smartphone houses a 4,000mAh battery and comes with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology. POCO has also included a 9V charger in India. It also supports expandable storage up to 256GB using a hybrid SIM card slot.

The POCO F1 sports a 6.18-inch full HD+ LCD 18:5:9 aspect ratio display with a display notch at top. The notch houses all the important sensors, 20-megapixel front-facing camera and an Infrared sensor for better face unlock performance like on iPhone X. You can also hide the notch via the phone settings. It comes with a hard-coated polycarbonate unibody design and no glass design here.

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The F1 sports a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor from Sony and a 5-megapixel sensor from Samsung. It comes with all the AI features like Portrait mode, Beauty mode and better low light performance. POCO says it has worked with Xiaomi’s camera team to make the camera better. It comes with a 2-megapixel camera found on the Xiaomi Mi 8 with all the AI features like Beautify mode, bokeh effect, group selfies and more.

The POCO F1 runs on all new MIUI For POCO UI with dedicated POCO launcher. It is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and Android P update will come by Q4 2018. POCO F1 comes with 4G+, Dual VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5 headphone jack and USB Type-C for charging and data syncing.

Our Opinion

At a starting price of Rs 19,999, there is no competition for the POCO F1 when it comes to the pure processing power. There are no complaints about the specifications of the device but you or may not like the polycarbonate built as we are used to glass build on the premium smartphone.

You can definitely buy the POCO F1, it is an excellent smartphone but getting it is not that easy. We hope Xiaomi has come up with enough stock this time and the majority of people get it. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for latest tech news, deals, reviews and more.

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