Through an unveil event in New Delhi, India, Xiaomi has introduced its new Poco sub-brand by launching the Poco F1 flagship cameraphone. Because it has arrived with a starting price tag of Rs. 19,999 (~$286), the Poco F1 is the cheapest Snapdragon 845 SoC powered flagship smartphone in the world in the market. The specifications and features of the smartphone clearly indicated that it has came to get on the most affordable flagship phones such as OnePlus 6 and Honor 10.
Design and style and Screen
One of the other striking features of the Xiaomi Poco F1 is that it attributes a notched IPS LCD show of 6.18 inches that offers an impressive panel space. The display offers up to 500-nits brightness and a high contrast ratio of 1500:1. Lastly, the panel is protected by Gorilla Glass.
The notch of the phone options all the necessary areas like infrared lens, infrared lights, proximity sensor, earpiece and front digital camera what will allow the cameraphone to unlock even in dark. The infrared face unlock feature can unlock the phone in just 0.4 seconds. The back panel of the Poco F1 is also equipped with a fingerprint scanner.
The notched panel of the Poco F1 produces Full HD+ resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels together with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. In order to keep the cost of the telephone low, the Poco F1 flagship cameraphone does not function a glass rear which includes other flagship telephones. The handset attributes a hard-coated polycarbonate unibody that has been reinforced with internal body structure.
The three colour variants of the telephone have Graphite Black, Metallic Blue and Rosso Red. There is an additional unique version of the telephone called Armored Edition that is made out of Kevlar aramid fiber, a highly durable material that is used for making bulletproof vest.
The Xiaomi Poco F1 that carries a tagline of “Master of Speed” is powered by Snapdragon 845 and up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. At the release occasion of the telephone, the manufacturer confirmed that it recorded an impressive AnTuTu benchmarking score of 291,302.
Engineers at Xiaomi have placed a copper heat sink above the SoC of the telephone what helps in dissipating the heat generated by it. It allows the smartphone to transfer heat at a faster rate of 300 percent. Because it is equipped with “LiquidCool technology”, the smartphone always delivers sustained peak performance without overheating. The Poco F1 phone is packed with 4,000mAh battery that carries support for Fast Charge 3.0. It offers 8 hours of gaming, around 6 hours of FHD video playback, nearly 31 hours of speak time and standby time of 15 days.
Xiaomi Poco F1 is made up of up to 256 GB (UFS 2.1) of internal memory. For additional storage, it is equipped with a microSD card. A transformed version of MIUI runs on the Poco F1. It is a Poco launcher and Turbocharged engine for quick and fluid performance. Xiaomi has promised that Poco branded telephones will be treated with faster updates. It is made up of lot of customizations these types of as an app drawer that easily categories programs for easier access and it Furthermore carries support for icon sports. The customized MIUI that is based on Android 8.1 Oreo has been optimized to launch popular apps quickly, smoothly run applications in the foreground and suggests fluid gesture-based navigation.
Cameras and Connectivity
The 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 camera sensor (borrow from Xiaomi Mi 8) hat a massive pixel dimensions of 1.4micron coupled with 5-megapixel secondary sensor is represent on the backside of the Poco F1. It is equipped with attributes such as Dual Pixel Autofocus, real-time AI photography and dual-LED flash. On the front side is a 20-megapixel selfie sensor (again borrowed from Mi 8) what is Furthermore powered with AI for capturing enhanced selfie photographs.
The Poco F1 is one of the first gadgets that carries support for 4G+ that combines with different network frequencies for faster connectivity. The most connectivity options out there on the Poco F1 have dual VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C and 3.5mm audio jack. It is Furthermore equipped with Dirac HD Sound along with dual Smart PA for wonderful audio performance.
Xiaomi Poco F1 Pricing, Versions and Availability
The alternative versions and pricing of the Xiaomi Poco F1 are:
64 GB storage + 6 GB RAM – Rs. 20,990 (~$300)
128 GB memory + 6 GB RAM – Rs. 23,999 (~$343)
256 GB storage + 8 GB RAM – Rs. 28,999 (~$415)
Armoured Edition model with 256 GB memory + 8 GB RAM – Rs. 29,999 (~$429)
Through the first-day sale that will take place on Mi.com and Flipkart at 12 PM on Aug. 29, the above versions of the Xiaomi Poco F1 could be availed with an instant discount of Rs. 1,000. The offer is out there only for HDFC credit card users. The following screenshots the discounted value of the variants:
Poco F1 buyers could also take advantage of up to Rs. 8000 instant benefits and up to 6TB high speed data through Reliance Jio. Xiaomi is providing a free super cost case together with the smartphone. Some of the most accessories that will be available for Poco F1 include ultra-slim hard skin for Rs. 399 (~$6) and durable and scratch -resistant Armour case for Rs. 799 (~$11). Xiaomi will be Furthermore selling replaceable Poco official skins for Rs. 299 (~$5).
Xiaomi will be holding dedicated release events on Aug. 27 in 3 global cities such as Jakarta, Hong Kong and Paris. The Chinese firm has also confirmed that it will be leading the Poco F1 smartphone in 50 global markets.