With all the buzz around the launch of its flagship mi 8 xiaomi india today launches poco F1 in New Delhi. As shown in the presenetation of POCO F1, this phone targets towards a demographic, wanting a better gaming experiences without breaking the bank. With having a Qualcomn Snapdragon 845, the perfomance its as smooth as honey.
It comes with a 6.18 inches FHD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, Which comes with the infamous iPhone X like Notch. To price it very competitively Xiaomi has to make sacrifices so they choose a “polycarbonate body” over a metal or a glass back. Similarities to Iphone X dosent end at the display it also carry forward on its 3D IR facial recognition which works in dim environment also, Unlocks in less than 0.4 seconds. It also carry a Fingerprint sensor at the rear back to unlock the phone. The smartphone also excel in the audio department with earpiece doubling as a speaker creating a streo sound-effect. The things that POCO F1 does better than Iphone X is that it retains the 3.5mm headphone jack that too with a dedicated Amp. It also have expandable storage upto 256GB.
With such great specifications, the user wants it to last the longest so the company decide it to power with a large cell of capacity 4000MAh which ensures that phone will last long. With a powerful chip and great specificatios phone tends to run hotter so to prevent thermal throttling, Xioami has used their liquid cooled technology. With such a large battery the charging speed would get slow but to counter it Xioami introduce Quick Charge 3.O adapter in the box with a type C port at the bottom.
POCO F1 comes in three standard colours Graphite black, Steel blue and Rosso red with a special edition called POCO f1 Armoured Edition made with real Kevlar aramid fibre.It is available only in 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM.The cameras servicing POCO F1 at the rear, are 12MP Sony IMX 363 Sensor(same as Mi 8) with a pixel size of 1.4micro meter and Dual pixel Autofocus with a 5MP samsung sensor, which can detect 206 scenes across 24 categories with the help of its Artificial Intelligence.With a 20MP front shooter coming equipped with Pixel Binning to tackel low light situations.
The POCO F1 would be exclusive to the flipkart buyers in three variants:-
1.)6GB RAM + 64GB ROM starting at 20,999 INR.
2.)6GB RAM + 128GB ROM starting at 23,999 INR.
3.)8GB RAM + 256GB ROM starting at 28,999 INR.
4.) Armoured Edition 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM starting at 29,999 INR.
Xioami is also parting with HDFC bank to provide an instant discount of 1,000 INR on every POCO F1 when purchased through a HDFC Debit/Credit card. Which makes the 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM variant at 19,999 INR, the cheapest phone having a snapdragon 845.