Xiaomi Announces a $300 Smartphone with Flagship Specs

02 September, 2018, 18:29 | Author: Isabel Grant
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The most anticipated smartphone POCO F1 has been unveiled in India today. Even the notch is bigger than usual because the Poco F1 incorporates an infrared sensor which makes the face unlock more reliable and secure.

The POCO F1 comes with the 6.18-inch Full HD+ display with the notch on the top of the display and it is a 19:9 display having the resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels. As said earlier, the POCO F1 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, Adreno 630 GPU and variants with different amounts of RAM and storage. And the first smartphone-Poco F1- is exactly trying to compete in the entire smartphone market between Rs 20,000 and Rs 30,000.

The camera combination given on the POCO F1 is a dual-lens one on the back where a 12-megapixel primary sensor (Sony IMX 363 sensor) is assisted by a 5-megapixel one for the depth sensing.

The Poco F1 is also not that heavy despite a 4,000 mAh battery with a liquid cooling system on the inside. Armoured Edition has a back panel made of DuPont Kevlar which is super-tough, heat-resistant material and is widely used in the aviation industry, the military, and high-end cycling. For in-depth comparisons of Poco F1 and OnePlus 6, follow our social media pages so you will be notified when we do that here. The red variant looks quite premium while the blue one is more ambient. Poco F1 will retail at Rs 20,999, Rs 23,999, and Rs 28,999 for the 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB, and 8GB+256GB respectively. Poco F1 comes with 6GB variant and has been expanded upto 8GB. Global availability and pricing will be announced on August 27 at events in Jakarta, Paris, and Hong Kong, while sales in India will start on August 29.

As part of the promotional launch offer, Poco F1 consumers are entitled to avail Rs 1000 instant cashback with HDFC credit and debit card. The Poco F1 has three variants - 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM and 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM.

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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.

Poco F1 vs OnePlus 6: Performance This is where the two phones come very close. The other connectivity features available on the Poco F1 include dual VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C and 3.5mm audio jack. It has 64GB/128G/256GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD card slot.

The POCO F1 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and is promised to get an update to Android 9.0 Pie before the end of the year. It carries support for 18W fast charging through Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

The POCO F1 has top of the line Corning Gorilla Glass, 500nits ultra-bright display and high contrast ratio 1500:1. It's joined by an infrared camera and illuminator for accurate face unlocking. Thus, the launch of the new "Poco by Xiaomi" brand.

Xiaomi Poco's first smartphone launched with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC in India.

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