Xiaomi sub-brand POCO has finally 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 smartphone will be available starting 12 Noon, 29th August 2018 exclusively via Flipkart. It comes in Graphite Black, Steel Blue and Rosso Red colour variants. There is also an Armoured Edition smartphone with kevlar material back. This edition comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage at a price of Rs 29,999. For the first sale, HDFC customers will get Rs 1,000 instant discount on debit and credit card transactions. It comes with Jio offer with up to 6TB of data.
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.
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. You can also Root your smartphone without voiding the warranty. POCO launcher will be available for other devices too starting 29th August 2018.
POCO F1 comes with 4G+, Dual VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5 headphone jack and USB Type-C for charging and data syncing. It will face a tough competition from smartphones like Asus Zenfone 5Z, OnePlus 6 and more. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for latest tech news, deals, reviews and more.
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