Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO has just announced their first smartphone – The POCO F1. The F1 sports a 6.18-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a notch, running the show is Snapdragon 845 with up to 8GB RAM and LiquidCool Technology. Just like other Xiaomi smartphones, POCO F1 runs MIUI with POCO launcher on top and the company has promised Android 9.0 (Pie) update in Q4 2018.
Talking about the optics the F1 has a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera to capture portrait shots. It also comes with a 20-megapixel front camera with AI features and pixel binning. There’s an IR face unlock present which can unlock the phone in 0.4 seconds even in pitch darkness.
The POCO F1 packs a 4000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging with 18W fast charger included in the box.
POCO F1 Specifications
- 6.18-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18.7:9 2.5D curved glass display
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform
- Adreno 630 GPU
- 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 64GB / 128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD
- Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 9, upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+nano/microSD)
- 12MP rear camera, f/1.9 aperture, Sony IMX363 sensor, secondary 5MP camera
- 20MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
- Fingerprint sensor, IR face unlock
- 3.5mm audio jack, Dirac HD
- 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 Armoured Edition with Kevlar back.
POCO F1 Pricing and Availability
- 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 Armoured Edition – INR 29,999
- Ultra-slim case with matte finish – INR 399
- Armoured case with Kevlar finish – INR 799
- POCO Mobile Skins – INR 299
The smartphone will go on sale via Flash sales on Flipkart.com and Mi.com starting August 29th at 12 PM.