Last month, Xiaomi announced its sub-brand POCO and launched its first flagship smartphone — Poco F1, which has been selling like hot cakes. If you are one of those who didn’t manage to get their hands on the device yet, here are some good news.
The company has today announced that the 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant of the Poco F1, which costs Rs. 23,990 (approximately $334) will be available for purchase through open sales in India from tonight via Xiaomi‘s official online store Mi.com as well as online marketplace Flipkart.
In the announcement video, Manu Kumar Jain, Managing Director of Xiaomi India, said that the company will soon make the other two variants available through open sales. However, he has not yet revealed any specific timeline for this.
The Poco F1 flaunts a 6.18-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with 2246 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It offers up to 500-nits brightness and a high contrast ratio of 1500:1. On top, there’s a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass that protects the display from minor scratches.
Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s flagship Snapdragon 845 processor and comes with LiquidCool technology. The company says that it decided to place a copper heat sink above the chipset which helps in dissipating the heat generated by it, allowing the phone to transfer heat at a faster rate of 300 percent.
In the camera department, the phone comes equipped with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor with a massive pixel size of 1.4micron coupled with a 5-megapixel secondary sensor on the back panel. It is equipped with features like Dual Pixel Autofocus, real-time AI photography and dual-LED flash. On the front side, there’s a 20-megapixel selfie camera powered with AI for capturing enhanced selfie shots.
The phone runs a modified version of MIUI, which is based on MIUI 9.6 and comes loaded with the new POCO Launcher. It includes a lot of customizations such as an app drawer that easily categories apps for easier access and it also carries support for icon packs. The customized MIUI that is based on Android 8.1 Oreo, has been optimized to launch popular apps quickly, smoothly run apps in the foreground and offer fluid gesture-based navigation.
There’s also an IR scanner that enables Face Unlock feature. The Pocophone F1 is powered by a 4,000mAh battery that also carries support for Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology. According to the company, it offers 8 hours of gaming, around 6 hours of Full-HD video playback, nearly 31 hours of talk time and standby time of 15 days.