Xiaomi‘s sub-brand POCO has been creating waves on social media and the hype train has been riding high. Finally POCO has unveiled their first phone, the POCO F1 in India. But the question remains, have they delivered what they promised? Let’s see!
POCO F1 comes with a 6.18 inch FHD+ display with a notch. So it’s a tad smaller than other big screen notch phones such as Honor Play, OnePlus 6, OPPO F9 Pro, etc. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 too.
Now, talking about the main selling point of the phone, the POCO F1 comes with the super powerful Snapdragon 845 SoC, which makes this the cheapest SD845 phone currently available in the market. It comes in three RAM & internal storage configurations.
Also, the phone comes a liquid cooling system, which helps the phone sustain it’s peak performance over time.
Coming to the opticals, the POCO F1 comes with a dual camera setup consisting of a 12MP primary IMX363 sensor (same as that of Mi 8, Mi Mix 2s with a 5MP depth sensor. It does sound like what we saw in Xiaomi’s own budget Redmi Note 5 Pro. And in the front, there is a 20MP selfie camera with a selfie light.
Even though POCO is more like a different brand altogether, it comes with Xiaomi’s polarising custom skin MIUI 9 on top of Android Oreo 8.1, with a MIUI 10 & Android Pie update coming soon.
Backing up the phone is a humongous 4000mAh battery, which has been a staple of Redmi Note devices from Xiaomi. It’s good to see that brands are bringing huge batteries to premium segment phones.
POCO F1 6/64GB variant is priced at Rs.20,999, which pits it directly against Honor Play. And the 6/128GB variant is priced at Rs.23,999! The highest end variant, 8/256GB variant is priced at Rs.28,999. There’s also the Kevlar back variant, which comes with 8/256GB storage, is priced at Rs.29,999.
POCO F1 will be a Flipkart exclusive and will go on sale from 29th of this month. The phone will also be launching on Indonesia, Hong Kong & France on 27th of this month.
So what do you think about Xiaomi’s new experiment, POCO & their new phone POCO F1? Do let us know in the comments below!
POCO F1 Specifications
- 6.18 inch FHD+ display with a notch
- Snapdragon 845
- 6/8GB RAM
- 64/128/256GB internal storage
- 12+5MP dual camera
- 20MP front camera
- 4000mAh battery