Xiaomi Poco F1 officially launched
Xiaomi Poco F1 has already been leaked an unboxing video before the launch, but, today officially Xiaomi Poco F1 launched in an event in New Delhi packing flagship features to take onevsone with the current flagship killer OnePlus 6. According to the company, the new Poco F1 is all about the performance for which the device comes with a Snapdragon 845 with LiquidCool technology, new MIUI and powerful camera with Infrared face unlock. Not only this, the Poco F1 carries a lot of flagship features at the starting price of Rs. 20,999 which makes it best in the segment and the first smartphone to house Snapdragon 845 in this price range.
Poco F1 Design-
The Poco F1 looks similar to the smartphones in the market these days, with an end to end display, thin bezels, a notch in the display. But, unlike the today’s flagship devices, the new Poco F1 comes with a hard-coated polycarbonate unibody, instead of the glass design at the back, this is possibly done to cut down the prices, but even with this material setup, the device looks good, with a good grip in hand. But Poco F1 will be coming with a premium version, which is the Poco F1 armored edition which comes with Kevlar aramid fiber, the material used in a bulletproof vest, at the back for a premium look. The device will be available in three different colors, Graphite black, Steel blue and Rosso red.
Poco F1 Camera-
Talking about the optics of the new Poco F1, it comes with a dual rear camera setup, where we get a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor which comes with a Dual Pixel Autofocus tech which provides 12 million focus points for quick precise focus in low light and also there is a 5MP Samsung sensor for the bokeh mode or the portrait mode. At the front, we get a 20MP front camera with Super Pixel tech and AI beauty, and as we mentioned earlier, there is a wide notch at the front which houses infrared sensors, which allows face unlocks in the low light and in also in the dark.
Poco F1 Performance-
For high performance, the Poco F1 comes with a flagship-grade Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 clocked at 2.8 GHz coupled with 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and also with Adreno 630, which will be providing a 30% improvement. The company also showed that the chipset has 60% better performance than Kirin 970 and 30% more than the Samsung’s Exynos 9810. The new Poco F1 comes with a LiquidCool Technology, which works with 300% more efficiency for long sessions. The new Poco F1 comes with 4000mAh battery capacity with Quick Charge 3.0 technology. For a better streaming experience, the device comes with dual stereo speakers with dual smart PA powered by Dirac HD Sound.
The Poco will be coming with Dual VoLTE and a 4G+ India network, which combines different radio frequency to give both faster network performance and coverage resulting in 275% faster data throughout.
MIUI for POCO-
With the new Poco F1, Xiaomi is launching the new version of MIUI, or the MIUI for Poco, which comes with a lot of new features and better performance. The company also assured for the Android security updates more frequently and with the Android Pie to launch later this year for the MIUI for Poco F1.
Poco F1 Price in India & Availability-
This is the best part of the event, where the prices for the new Poco revealed, and that was really satisfying. The device will be available in three variants, where 6GB & 64GB variant is available at Rs. 20,999, 6GB & 128GB variant is priced at Rs. 23,999 and for power users, the 8GB & 256GB variant is also available and priced at Rs. 28,999. The premium, Kevlar version is available at Rs. 29,999. Talking about the availability, the new Poco F1 will be available exclusively on Flipkart and Mi.com, and the first sale will go live at 12 PM, 29th of August.