POCO F1 with Snapdragon 845, up to 8GB RAM and liquid cooling launched in India – Starting at Rs. 20,999
It’s raining Snapdragon 845 phones in India and this time, Xiaomi has launched a new smartphone from their sub-brand, Poco. The Poco F1 is a smartphone with top of the line Snapdragon 845 that comes with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and the price is set to be Rs. 20,999 for the 6GB RAM/64GB storage version.
This is by far the cheapest Snapdragon 845 smartphone in India and it comes with some amazing set of specifications. It has a 6.18-inch full HD+ display with a notch. It also has what Xiaomi likes to call LiquidCool Technology that is supposed to keep the phone cool even under full load. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI on top. Poco phones run MIUI but they have a different launcher on them which means the phone will not be using the MIUI launcher. Xiaomi has also provided information about the Android 9.0 (Pie) update that will be provided to the phone via OTA by Q4 this year.
The phone comes with a 12MP rear camera and a 5MP camera that can shoot portrait mode shots. The phone also takes advantage of AI and scene recognizition and the phone can easily detect more than 206 scenes in 25 different categories. In the front, the phone has a 20MP camera with AI features and pixel binning. The front also has IR blasters for face recognition and the phone can easily unlock the phone using your face even when its completely dark.
The phone has gone with Polycarbonate unibody in order to save money to keep the prices down. But the body seems to be of great build quality from the initial impressions. It has dual 4G VoLTE support and comes with 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 for faster charging using a 9V/2A (18W) charger that is included in the box.
POCO F1 specifications
- 6.18-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 2246 × 1080 pixels; 18.7:9 aspect ratio; 2.5D curved glass display; 1500:1 contrast ratio; 84% NTSC color gamut; Corning Gorilla Glass
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform
- Adreno 630 GPU
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- 64GB / 128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1) storage; Expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD card
- Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9; Upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / nano + microSD)
- 12MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, f/1.9 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size, Sony IMX363 sensor, Dual Pixel auto focus, secondary 5MP camera with Samsung sensor
- 20MP front-facing camera with ƒ/2.0 aperture
- 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
- 4000mAh battery; Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging
Price & Launch Offers
The Poco F1 is an exciting phone and it also comes at an exciting price. It comes in different colors and variations – Graphite Black, Steel Blue and Rosso Red colors as well as Armored Edition with Kevlar back. The company has also included a fast charger and a soft case in the box for the phone.
The price of the Poco F1 and its variants have been listed below.
- 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
There will be accessories for the phone available for the following prices.
- Ultra-slim case with matte finish – Rs. 399
- Armored case with Kevlar finish – Rs. 799
- POCO Mobile Skins – Rs. 299
The phone is a Flipkart.com exclusive and will be sold through flash sale on 29th August on Flipkart and Mi.com at 12PM. For launch offers, the company has partnered with Jio to provide benefits worth Rs. 8000 and up to 6TB extra data for users who use a Jio SIM card in the phone.