Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO has announced the arrival of the Armoured Edition of the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of the F1 in India. The new variant has been introduced with a price tag of Rs 23,999.
The POCO F1 6GB + 128GB Armoured Edition will be available for purchase through Flipkart, Mi.com and the Mi Store app starting December 26th. The regular version of the same model with a polycarbonate rear that comes in three colours like Graphite Black, Steel Blue and Rosso Red can be bought for Rs 22,999.
Since the launch of the POCO F1 smartphone in August, the Armoured Edition that features a Kevlar rear has only been available for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model. The handset has been selling for Rs 28,999. Its non-Kevlar edition can be purchased for Rs 27,999.
The base model of the POCO F1 with 6GB RAM + 64GB storage is priced at Rs 19,999, which makes it the most affordable Snapdragon 845 smartphone. Rumors had claimed that the company may also release an Armoured Edition for this model, but this has not been announced yet.
The POCO F1 is fitted with a 6.18-inch notched IPS LCD display with full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,246 pixels and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. For additional storage, the handset features a hybrid SIM slot.
A 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera setup is available on the rear side of the POCO F1. The wide notch houses a 20-megapixel front-facing camera and an IR sensor for face unlock in darker environments. The handset includes a 4,000mAh battery that carries support for Quick Charge 4+.
The handset comes loaded with MIUI 9.6 flavoured Android 8.1 Oreo OS. Earlier this month, Xiaomi rolled out MIUI 10 as well as Android 9 Pie updates for the smartphone. The other features of the POCO F1 include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C and a 3.5mm headphone jack. POCO is also selling couple of accessories for the phone such as hard cases, replaceable skins and scratch-resistant Armoured cases.