Xiaomi Poco F1: Price in India Starts at Rs. 20,999, Most Affordable Snapdragon 845-Powered Device
Poco is a brand new sub-brand created by Xiaomi to cater to the enthusiast crowd. With the new Poco brand, Xiaomi is looking to start over with a blank slate, without being burdened by the expectations people have from its other products. The F1 is the first phone from Poco, and it seems to have the essence of a typical Xiaomi phone.
Xiaomi has designed the Poco F1 to be in sync with current trends, it sports a big 6.18-inch display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a notch at the top. The phone will be available in three different colors, Rosso Red, Steel Blue, and Graphite Black.
The Poco F1 has a dual camera setup camera at the back, consisting of a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensor, along with a dual-LED flash. There’s a 20-megapixel sensor for selfies positioned within the notch, along with an infrared camera and infrared emitter.
The Poco F1 is the flagship-grade Snapdragon 845 processor, with different RAM and storage options based on the variant you pick. Xiaomi currently offers the Poco F1 in three variants: one with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage; one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and the third with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The Armoured Edition we got for review is only available with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Xiaomi ships the Poco F1 with MIUI 9 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. Our device was running MIUI 9.6 with a custom Poco theme. The new Poco on the Xiaomi Poco F1 theme feels like a bridge between MIUI and stock Android.
Appearance and Theme
There is a Theme app that lets you customize the phone’s appearance. We liked the Poco theme and stuck with it.
We had to go to the security settings to configure face recognition. The procedure is very basic and we were able to set it up in a couple of seconds.
POCO F1 Price in India
Now for the most awaited bit.
Variant 6GB+64GB – ₹20,999
6GB+128GB – ₹23,999
8GB+256GB – ₹28,999
Armoured Edition (8GB+256GB) – ₹29,999
The phone will go on sale via Flipkart and the Mi store starting August 29, 2018, 12 P.M.