Xiaomi Launches Poco F1 With Snapdragon 845 Starting Rs. 19,999
Xiaomi has launched their new Sub brand Poco with their first phone the Poco F1. The phone is a Flagship Killers worst nightmare with specifications equalling Flagship tier 1 smartphones for as low as Rs. 20,999. The phone features a glass front and polycarbonate back with a vertically placed dual camera setup at the back. The front of the phone has a 6.18 inch 18.7:9 display with a 2246 x 1080 px FHD+ resolution. The front also has Gorilla Glass ( but the version is unspecified ). The display has a max brightness of 500 nits, a contrast ratio of 1500 : 1 and 84% NTSC color coverage.
The front also has a 20MP front camera with a 1.8 micron pixel “4-in-1 Super Pixel” sensor an ƒ/2.0 aperture HDR, AI scene detection, AI Beautify, AI portrait mode along with Face unlock using Infrared illuminator and an infrared camera essentially allowing for Face unlock to work in low light.
Inside the Poco f1 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 8x KryoTM 385 cores- Up to 2.8GHz AIE 845 and the Adreno 630 GPU a new cooling technology that the company calls LiquidCool identical to what we saw with the Note 9. As the CPU heats, fluid inside the cooling module evaporates to vapour, moving to the cooler end, where it re-condenses as liquid.
The Poco F1 will have options of 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB The RAM used is the LPDDR4X DRAM while for storage the poco F1 uses UFS 2.1 storage. The storage can be further expandable up to 256GB microSD.
The Poco F1 runs a new layer MIUI for POCO which is based on MIUI 9.6, and on Android O with the update to Android P soon after. The main camera layout has 12MP + 5MP AI dual camera setup. The primary 12MP camera is a Sony IMX363 ƒ/1.9 and 1.4?m Dual Pixel Autofocus with HDR, Multi-frame Noise Reduction and AI scene detection with the usual Beautify and portrait options .
The Poco F1 also has 4000 mAh battery with Quick charge 3.0 and a 9V 2 Amp charger is included in the box. The Poco F1 also has USB Type C USB 2.0 port with support for OTG.
The Poco F1 is a ridiculously well priced smartphone with a starting price of Rs. 20,999 ( Rs. 1000 cash back for HDFC card holders) with great specifications that will trouble a lot of other brands. POCO F1 is available with polycarbonate backs in Graphite Black, Steel Blue, and Rosso Red.
POCO F1 will retail at INR 20,999, INR 23,999, and INR 28,999 for the 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB, and 8GB+256GB respectively.
The Armoured Edition Poco F1 has a back panel made of DuPont Kevlar and a 8GB+256GB configuration and will retail at INR 29,999. POCO F1 will go on sale on mi.com and Flipkart on 29th August 2018, starting 12 PM.