Xiaomi Poco F1 launched, has staggered the sales of many other flagships. Read the article to know more.
Xiaomi Poco F1 has been one of the top smartphone sellers in India. With their smartphones like Redmi note 4, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Y2 and many more, Xiaomi has proved themselves in the midrange smartphone market. Redmi Note 4 had been the best selling smartphone of 2017. After everything, the sub-brand of Xiaomi, Poco, has launched their first phone Poco F1 in India. The phone was launched on August 22, 2018, via Flipkart. The phone is going to be a Flipkart exclusive phone and will be sold only via Flipkart and Mi.com. Flipkart had been promoting the phone before launch, with a banner highlighting the phone’s main feature – its speed. They have been stating on social media that Poco F1 is going to be a master of speed. Poco has confirmed that the phone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, which is a very powerful processor. This processor has 8 cores and is a very power efficient one with excellent AI support.
The phone supports a 6.18 inches Full HD IPS LCD screen with the notch design. The phone will be having very thin bezels with the screen aspect ratio of 18:9. The device has a dual camera set up at the back with a 12-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel camera for depth sensing with a dual tone LED flash. At the front, there is a 20-megapixel camera which is capable of taking HDR photos and videos.
There will be three variants of the phone available – 6 GB Ram and 64 GB internal storage version at Rs 20,999, one with 6 GB Ram and 128 GB internal storage at Rs 23,999 and the final version with 8 GB Ram and 256 GB internal storage at Rs 28,999. There will also be a Poco F1 Armoured edition which is a premium version of the device available for Rs 29,999. This edition will be having a Kevlar aramid fiber body and will be available only in the 8 GB Ram version.
One main attraction of this phone is that it comes with the Liquid Cooling Technology which is not found in any phones in this price range. The company has claimed that, with the Liquid Cooling Technology, the device will be able to run heavy games like PUBG or Asphalt Airborne with ease.
The Poco F1 has a 4,000 mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. It also has a dual SIM support and comes with USB Type C port for charging and data transfer. Poco F1 runs MIUI 9.6 along with Android Oreo 8.1. However, the company has promised to update to MIUI 10 soon and will also get an update to Android Pie.
What we feel
Pocophone, which is the sub-brand of Xiaomi, has launched Poco F1, which has now become one of the best phones available under the price of Rs 30,000. It can be a great competition to the other flagships in this range. The phone has a really powerful processor and the performance of the camera is also one of the best in this price range.
The dual rear cameras perform really well in outdoor lighting conditions with good exposure and excellent color reproduction. The rear camera is also capable of recording full HD videos and has Electronic Image Stabilization. The 20-megapixel front camera is also great for clicking pictures in outdoor as well as artificial lighting conditions.
Poco F1 has been sold via flash sales on Flipkart and Mi.com. The first sale was on August 22, 2018, whereas the second sale was on 29th August 2018. The next sale of the phone is expected to be on 5 September 2018.
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