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POCO F1 With 6.18-inch display, Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM Launched in India

By The Mobile 360 on August 22, 2018
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Just few days after announcing its sub-brand Pocophone in India, Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi announced the company’s first offering dubbed as Poco F1 (which will be promoted as Pocophone F1 in other key markets) smartphone in the country on August 22th, 2018. The key features of POCO F1 include feature such as a 6.18-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a notch, powered by Snapdragon 845 with upto 8GB RAM and LiquidCool Technology running on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI on top with POCO launcher.

POCO F1 Highlight Features

  • † AI Dual camera with dual pixel autofocus, Instant autofocus even in dark environments †
    The 12MP + 5MP AI dual camera features dual pixel autofocus and a large 1.4μm pixel sensor in the primary lens, enhancing photo brightness, clarity and quality while drastically improving autofocus speed, especially while in motion or in low-light conditions.
  • † Full Day charge with 4000 mAh battery, with Quick Charge 3.0 †
    The 4000mAh (typ) high-capacity battery has the endurance to keep your phone going as you game, watch videos, snap pictures and more without a second thought. It provides enough power for 30 hours of calling or 146 hours of audio playback on a single charge.* Supports Quick Charge 3.0. Drained battery? No problem. Fast charging rapidly replenishes power.
  • † LiquidCool Technology, Sustained peak performance †
    Keep the CPU of POCO F1 fast and cool with our LiquidCool Technology, usually reserved for hardcore gaming smartphones.No matter how intensely you’re gaming, the cooled Snapdragon 845 has no problem keeping up its peak performance andhigh frequency output. Say goodbye to slow response time and frozen screens, this phone stays faster than fast.
  • † Lighter, Faster and Smoother 
    Equipped with a turbocharged engine, POCO F1 gives you a much faster app startup experience, more sensitive swipe movements and more. The brand new customizable App Drawer for POCO Launcher intelligently categorizes your apps and makes searching for them easier and faster. MIUI for POCO also keeps your phone secure with latest patches and updates from Google.
  • IR face unlock 
    It comes with an infrared light sensor and infrared camera, face unlocking is instant and secure even in the dark.
  • POCO F1 Armoured Edition 
    POCO F1 Armoured Edition has a back panel built with DuPont Kevlar aramid fiber. The super-tough, heat-resistant material is widely used for applications in aviation, military and high-end cycling. Its sophisticated texture gives POCO F1 a debonair look and makes it stand out among common products.
  • All the ports you need 
    In addition to the popular type-C charging port, the POCO F1 comes with a 3.5mm audio port that is sorely missed in modern flagship phones. Listen to music and gaming audio while charging your phone at the same time.
  • A better Full Screen Display 
    System-level full screen gestures allow for an intuitive experience on the 18.7:9 edge to edge display. The internationally renowned Corning Gorilla Glass is highly resistant to wear and tear, so POCO F1 is built to last.
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The company on Twitter post also confirmed that the Poco F1, is certified splash resistant by P2i which is renowned global leader in liquid repellent nanotechnology.

Jai Mani, Head of Product, POCO Global in A Twitter post, said, “the company is planning to roll out a new OTA update for other regions eo enable face unlock feature, he also mentioned that it can be enabled by setting the region as India. He further also clarified that the device has 2x smart power amps which offers stereo-like effect from the bottom speaker, and the device doesn’t comes with stereo speakers.

POCO F1 specifications

  • 6.18-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18.7:9 2.5D curved glass display, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 84% NTSC color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU
  • 64GB / 128GB / 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable up to 256GB with microSD
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI 9, upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • 4000mAh battery bundled with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charger, But supports Quick Charge 4.0 fast charge
  • 12MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, f/1.9 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size, Sony IMX363 sensor, Dual Pixel autofocus, 5MP camera secondary (Samsung) sensor
  • Other rear camera features: Portrait mode with background blurring, Dual pixel autofocus, Low light enhancement, HDR imaging, Panorama mode, Burst mode, AI Beautify, EIS for video shooting, AI dirt detection
  • 20MP front-facing camera with ƒ/2.0 aperture and Face recognition
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD), Dual 4G+ VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, Dirac HD, Dual Smart PA
  • Other features: Fingerprint sensor (rear facing), IR face unlock
  • Sensors : Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Electronic compass, Vibration motor, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor
  • Dimensions: 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 180 grams
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POCO F1 launch offers

  • Flat Rs 1000 instant discount on HDFC Bank Debit and Credit cards. Also applicable on EMI transactions.
  • Buy with Mi Exchange
  • Jio Poco F1 Offer: Instant Benefits up to ₹ 8,000 [₹ 2,400 Instant Jio cashback & up to ₹ 5,600 Instant Discount on Flights & Hotels from Makemytrip.com] and up to 6 TB Jio 4G Data only with Jio. T&C Apply
  • Secure your phone against accidental & liquid damages with Mi Protect. Starting at ₹1099.
  • Avail free 3-month subscription of Hungama Music.


POCO F1 price, availability

The POCO F1 is priced at Rs. 20,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, Rs. 23,999 for  6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. Whereas, the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 28,999 and the POCO F1 with 8GB RAM + 256GB storage Kevlar Armored Edition is priced Rs. 29,999. the device will go on sale starting from August 29th at 12:00 PM IST exclusively via Flipkart and Mi.com.

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