Xiaomi‘s sub-brand POCO launched its first smartphone; POCO F1 in India. The main highlight of the smartphone is its powerful internals, LiquidCool Technology, AI camera and the fact that Xiaomi has aggressively priced this awesome piece of hardware.
POCO F1: The Real Flagship Killer?
The POCO F1 comes with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM, paired with 64GB/ 128GB/256GB expandable storage, runs on Android Oreo with POCO launcher and all these are backed by a 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.
Coming to the camera, the POCO F1 sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera to capture portrait shots, real-time AI, intelligent scene recognition that can detect 206 scenes across 25 categories. While, on the front, it has a 20-megapixel front camera with AI features and pixel binning (like Huawei P20 Pro).
The body of the smartphone is hard-coated polycarbonate and also comes in Kevlar back option called Armored Edition that uses Kevlar aramid fibre. Apart from that, the F1 has IR face unlock that can unlock the phone 0.4 seconds, even in pitch darkness (company claims).
POCO F1 Specifications
- 5.99-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform
- Adreno 630 GPU
- 4GB/6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM
- 64GB/128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1) storage + expandable via microSD (up to 256GB)
- 12MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, 1.4μm pixel size, Sony IMX363 sensor, Dual Pixel autofocus, a secondary 5MP camera with Samsung sensor
- 20MP front-facing camera with LED flash
- MIUI 9 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo with POCO launcher, upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie
- 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
- 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
The POCO F1 comes in Graphite Black, Steel Blue and Rosso Red colors, as well as Armored Edition with Kevlar back (as mentioned above). The company has also included a soft case in the box, which is awesome. It will be available exclusively on Flipkart and Mi.com from August 29th at 12 PM.
- POCO F1 6GB RAM + 64GB storage – Rs. 20,999
- POCO F1 6GB RAM + 128GB storage – Rs. 23,999
- POCO F1 8GB RAM + 256GB storage – Rs. 28,999
- POCO F1 8GB RAM + 256GB storage Kevlar Armored Edition – Rs. 29,999
- Ultra-slim case with a matte finish – Rs. 399
- Armored case with Kevlar finish – Rs. 799
- POCO Mobile Skins – Rs. 299
- Rs. 1000 off for HDFC Bank credit/debit card holders during the first sale.
- Rs. 8000 instant benefits, up to 6TB additional data for Jio users.