Xiaomi unveils its flagship-spec Poco F1 at just $300
The F1 is the first phone from Xiaomi’s sister brand Poco, has been launched officially.
Poco phone aimed at providing the best-performing specifications at provoking prices, and the first phone POCO F1 has landed with a bang that will be heard around the globe. With the insane pricing of a mid-range smartphone, the Poco F1 puts all of its competitors to shame.
Poco F1 has the soul of a flagship, with most of its internals borrowed from the Xiaomi Mi 8 and sparkling features such as IR face unlock, a minimal version of MIUI, and dedicated liquid cooling technology. Xiaomi err… Pocophone has not wasted any effort in fancy traits and has kept everything as minimal as possible. But the smartphone has a lot of exciting things going for it.
Pocophone’s choice of a polycarbonate back over a glass or metal one may have helped it save a lot of cost but it doesn’t look attractive in any way.
The smartphone also puts the notch to a fruitful use by placing an infrared flood illuminator and an infrared camera for accurate face unlocking in low light. Overall, the Poco F1 does not have a premium aura in terms of design but its price eliminates any potential for complaints. For a more premium feel, you can opt for the armored version which comes with triple layer Kevlar and a textured design.
The Poco F1 features a 6.18-inch Full HD+ IPS display which is identical to the Mi 8 in terms of dimensions.
The notched 6.18-inch F1 is armed with a Snapdragon 845 chip at 2.8GHz, a 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear camera system, a 20-megapixel selfie camera, and a massive 4,000 mAh battery.
You can choose between 6GB + 64GB storage, 6GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB. The device also boasts liquid cooling, which is achieved by passing water vapor through a copper heatsink that helps heat dissipate quickly from the processor and across the internal components.
In India, the 6GB + 64GB variant costs Rs. 20,999 ($300), while the 6GB + 128GB version will set you back by Rs. 23,999 ($343). The top-end 8GB + 256GB model costs Rs. 28,999 ($414), while the Armored Edition with these specs and a Kevlar rear panel comes in at Rs. 29,999 ($429). It’ll be available across India through Flipkart and Mi.com on August 29 through a flash sale at 12pm IST.