Poco F1 by Xiaomi becomes cheapest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 smartphone in India


So here comes the Poco F1, which was launched earlier on Wednesday in India. Similar to the Mi 8, it has a notch at the top but the POCO F1 gets additional infrared lights and camera which enables face unlock in total darkness.

One of the most striking features of the Xiaomi Poco F1 is that it features a notched IPS LCD screen of 6.18 inches that offers an impressive screen space.

Under-the-hood, it houses Snapdragon 845 octa-core, Qualcomm's most powerful and fastest processor to date and it is backed by the Liquid Cool technology and the newly introduced DSP architecture with AI performance that's three times higher than the previous generation. Poco F1 Armored release will seek Rs 29,999. It gets a 12MP Sony IMX363 primary sensor with 1.4-micron pixel size and a 5MP secondary sensor. This device also supports AI camera features like portrait mode with background blurring, AI Beautify, AI dirt detection, AI scene detection and more. The camera also come with AI features from Xiaomi. The super-tough, heat-resistant material is widely used in the aviation industry, the military, and high-end cycling.

However, it is the value for money pricing of the Poco F1 that makes it stand out among its competitors.

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The Xiaomi Poco F1 flaunts a simplistic polycarbonate unibody design with a notch display and a slightly bigger chin. The device is offered in three colours, Rosso Red, Steel Blue, Graphite Black, and there are a couple of additional accessories such as official skins and back case covers that will be available online. The 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version of Poco F1 is priced at Rs 23,999, while its 8GB RAM and 256GB storage model will cost Rs 28,999.

The device will be available at Flipkart starting August 29. The Poco F1 offers a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The POCO F1 will retail at a starting price of ₹20,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant while the variant with 128GB of storage takes the price up to ₹23,999.

And so "Poco by Xiaomi" has gone in for the Snapdragon 845 processor in partnership with Qualcomm. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with MIUI (for POCO) on top. The panel is protected with a Gorilla Glass, but the company is yet to confirm the exact version.

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Through the first-day sale that will take place on Mi.com and Flipkart at 12 PM on August 29, the above variants of the Xiaomi Poco F1 can be availed with an instant discount of Rs. 1,000.

Reliance Jio is putting forth Rs 8,000 instant discounts, up to 6TB high-speed data.

The battery is a 4000mAh unit with a USB Type C port. Thus, the launch of the new "Poco by Xiaomi" brand.

You may have thought the OnePlus 6 was unbeatable in terms of good value for money, starting at $529 in the United States with a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB RAM, and 64GB internal storage, as well as a sharp and trendy screen and dual rear-facing cameras.

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