Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched its first flagship smartphone POCO F1 on August 22 at an event held in New Delhi. Now, the company will be initiating its first online sale in India tomorrow, which will go live by 12 pm on Flipkart and Mi.com. Interested buyers can opt from the three variants of the flagship smartphone. The first model comes with a 6 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM at a price of Rs 20,999, whereas the second variant offers a 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM priced at Rs 23,999. And the top-spec variant comes with an 8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM at Rs 28,999. The phone is available in three colours of Graphite Black, Rosso Red and Steel Blue, whereas the special Armoured Edition is only applicable to the top-end variant (8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM). Poco F1 Launcher Now Available Online for MIUI-Powered Xiaomi Smartphones.
When the sale commences, users will be eligible for various offers provided by the company. For starters, HDFC Backs offers instant discount worth Rs 1000 on their credit and debit cards. While Jio provides instant benefits up to Rs 8,000 out of which Rs 2,400 is an instant cashback and the rest up to Rs 5,600 will be offered through instant discounts on flights & hotels from Makemytrip.com. Google for India 2018: Key Highlights Include Modified AI For Regional Languages, Rebranded Google Tez And Project Navlekha.
Coming to the specifications, POCO F1 flagship smartphone boasts of a large 6.18-inch FHD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass cover for protection. Powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC infused with AI-Enhanced (AIE), the device is paired with up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB internal storage expandable up to 256 GB via hybrid microSD card. The phone comes with the latest Adreno 630 GPU with Water Cooling technology that gives users more performance for a longer duration. To ensure the device lasts a day, it carries a massive 4,000 mAh battery that supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 with USB Type-C port. Xiaomi's Pocophone F1 Smartphone Launched in India From Rs 20,999; First Online Sale on August 29 at Flipkart and Mi.com.
Finally, on the optics, the flagship smartphone features a vertically placed dual camera setup at the rear consisting of 12MP + 5MP sensors. While the front, it comes with a 20MP high-resolution selfie shooter with AI Beautify. The cameras on this phone showcase various features like portrait mode with background blurring, dual-pixel autofocus, face recognition, EIS for video shooting, AI dirt detection and AI scene detection, which recognises 25 categories of objects and up to 206 different scenes tailored for India specific scenes with AI optimisations.