Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched the company’s first POCO F1 smartphone last year in August in India. Today, they have announced the price cut of Rs. 2000 from March 25 to March 28 for POCO F1 6GB+128GB version. Now, this phone will be available on Rs. 20,999 only. The company says that the price cut has been offered due to overwhelmingly positive response from the user.
To recall the specifications It sports a 6.18-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a notch. It is powered by Snapdragon 845 with up to 8GB RAM and LiquidCool Technology and runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI on top with POCO launcher. The company has promised the Android 9.0 (Pie) update in Q4 2018. It also comes with IR face unlock that can unlock the phone 0.4 seconds, even in pitch darkness and has a fingerprint sensor on the back of phone.
It has a hard-coated polycarbonate unibody design and also comes in Kevlar back option called Armored Edition that uses Kevlar aramid fibre. It has Dual 4G VoLTE as well as 4G+ that promises up to 275% faster data throughput over conventional 4G. It also packs a 4000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging, and also includes 9V/2A (18W) charger in the box.
It has AI dual rear cameras, the primary is a 12 MP camera with LED flash, and secondary is 5 MP camera to capture portrait shots, real-time AI, intelligent scene recognition that can detect 206 scenes across 25 categories. On the front side it has a 20 MP camera with AI features and pixel binning.
Manmohan Chandolu, General Manager, POCO India, commented:
What started out as a promising dream has now become a successful reality. We designed POCO F1 by making product choices that assure unbelievable performance. With every feedback that we received, we refined the user experience, bringing innovations that truly matter. POCO F1 Evolved is a new experience in the same body, with features like Widevine L1 certification and Game Turbo mode. We are positive that our customers will immensely benefit from these innovative features and make the most of POCO F1.
The POCO F1 6GB+128GB version will be available from Flipkart and Mi.com starting 25th March starting midnight till the 28th March. While, the price of POCO F1 6GB+64GB and 8GB+256GB variants will be at standard rates of Rs. 19,999 and Rs. 27,999, respectively. However, you can get an additional cashback of Rs. 2000 and Rs. 3000 respectively on exchange, on Flipkart from 25th to 28th March.
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