Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched the F1, the company’s first smartphone in India, as it had promised. It comes with a 6.18-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a notch. It is powered by Snapdragon 845 with Liquid Cool Technology. It runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI on top with POCO launcher, and the company has promised Android 9.0 (Pie) update in Q4 2018.
It has 12MP rear camera with LED flash along with secondary 5MP camera with portrait shots, real-time AI, intelligent scene recognition can detect 206 scenes in 25 categories. It also comes with a 20MP front camera with AI features and pixel binning. It has IR face unlock that can unlock the phone 0.4 seconds, even in pitch darkness.
It features a hard-coated polycarbonate unibody design and also comes in Kevlar back option called Armored Edition that uses Kevlar aramid fibre. It has a fingerprint sensor on the back. It has Dual 4G VoLTE as well as 4G+, promising up to 275% faster data.It has a 4000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging, and also includes 9V/2A (18W) charger in the box.
Specifications of POCO F1 :
- 6.18-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18.7:9 2.5D curved glass display, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 84% NTSC color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chipset with Adreno 630 GPU
- 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 64GB / 128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable up to 256GB
- Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 9, upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Hybrid Dual SIM (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, Accelerometer, Proximity, compass, Gyro
- 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 with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging
The POCO F1 comes in Graphite Black, Steel Blue and Rosso Red colors as well as in Armored Edition with Kevlar back. It will be available exclusively on Flipkart and Mi.com from August 29th at 12PM.
- POCO F1 6GB RAM + 64GB storage – INR 20,999
- POCO F1 6GB RAM + 128GB storage – INR 23,999
- POCO F1 8GB RAM + 256GB storage – INR 28,999
- POCO F1 8GB RAM + 256GB storage Kevlar Armored Edition – INR 29,999
- Ultra-slim case with matte finish – INR 399
- Armored case with Kevlar finish – INR 799
- POCO Mobile Skins – INR 299
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