Xiaomi’s new presentation, Xiaomi Poco F1, is launched by the Chinese brand in India on Wednesday at an event in New Delhi. This is another big launch after Xiaomi Mi A2 which also got launched in India this month. The Xiaomi Poco F1 is the first in the flagship Poco segment and comes in four variants based on RAM and inbuilt storage capacity. The highlight features of the smartphone lie in the large display, 12-megapixel rear camera, Snapdragon 845 SoC and LiquidCool technology for heat control. As far as the price is concerned, the 6GB RAM + 64GB inbuilt memory variant is priced Rs. 20,999 while the 6GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage variant is priced Rs. 23,999. Another variant with 8GB RAM + 256GB inbuilt storage capacity is priced Rs. 28,999.
There was one more variant called ‘Real Kevlar’ under the tag of armoured edition, was also launched at the price of Rs. 29,999. The company announced that the smartphone will be Flipkart exclusive apart from it’s own e-commerce website mi.com and the sale starts from August 29, 12pm IST. The company has also confirmed that it will launch the smartphone in Hong Kong, Jakarta and Paris on August 27. Let’s now look at the specifications and features of this newly launched smartphone
The Xiaomi Poco F1 sports 6.18-inch IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass and with 18.7:9 aspect ratio, pixel density of 403ppi and screen-to-body ratio of 82.2%. The smartphone bears a 20-megapixel front shooter with AI technology in addition to beautification mode for beautiful pictures and HDR. At the back, it bears a dual lens camera module with an LED flash. The dual lens module comprise of primary 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor with dual pixel autofocus, and secondary 5-megapixel Samsung’s depth sensor.
The smartphone runs on MIUI 9.6 (POCO customization) based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The smartphone is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, clocked at up to 2.8GHz, coupled with 6GB/8GB RAM and Adreno Mali 630 GPU. The Poco F1 comes in 3 variants when it comes to the inbuilt storage, the first with 64GB, the second with 128GB and the third with 256GB inbuilt storage, expandable to up to 256GB using a MicroSD card. The smartphone is fuelled by 4,000mAh non-removable battery with support to QuickCharge 3.0 support for fast charging.
On the connectivity front, the smartphone features dual 4G VoLTE SIM, dual band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio, Type C 1.0 reversible connector and 3.5mm Audio Jack. The sensors on-board are fingerprint sensor, face recognition, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, barometer and digital compass. The smartphone weighs 180g while measures 155.5×75.3×8.8mm.