NEW DELHI: Since the turn of the year if there’s one brand that has been slashing prices of its phones then it’s Xiaomi. Amidst rumours about launching the successor to their ‘most-powerful’ smartphone — Poco F1 — Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced a temporary price drop of Rs 2,000 for the 6GB+128GB storage variant of the Poco F1.
Xiaomi Poco F1 (6GB+128GB): New price and availability
Post the price cut, the Poco F1 (6GB+128GB) will be available at Rs 20,999 for a period of 4 days — starting March 25-28 on both Flipkart and Mi.com.
Xiaomi Poco F1 (6GB+64GB), (8GB+256GB): Offers and availability
Readers must note that there is no price drop for the other two storage variants of the Poco F1. The base variant that offers 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is selling at Rs 19,999 and the highest storage variant that is available —offering 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage — still costs Rs 27,999. Even though there is no price cut, Xiaomi is offering cashback of Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000 on the 6GB+64GB variant and 8GB+256GB variant respectively on Flipkart from March 25-28.
Xiaomi Poco F1 specifications
The Poco F1 has a polycarbonate unibody design and sports a 6.18-inch screen of FHD+ resolution (2340 x 1080 pixels) with a notch on display which makes it aspect ratio 19:9. It is powered by a Qualcomm’s 2.8Ghz 10nn FinFet Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU.
It runs on MIUI for Poco which is Xiaomi’s native custom UI with a Poco launcher — based on Android 8.1 Oreo — featuring an App drawer and customizations. Backed by a 4,000mAh battery, it has a claimed 8 hours of gaming, 30 hours of talk time and 15 days of stand-by time with Quick Charge 3.0 support.
For imaging duties, the Xiaomi Poco F1 offers a selfie camera of 20-megapixel sensor with beautification feature. On the back, the dual camera setup boasts of Artificial Intelligence-support featuring 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor offering Dual Pixel Autofocus feature and real-time AI photography. The cameras are said to be able to recognize up to 206 scenes to capture better results.