Xiaomi made headlines last year with the POCO F1. The affordable flagship phone was equipped with class leading hardware and was priced starting at Rs 20,999. The smartphone was treated to a price cut in December 2018 and the starting price was reduced to Rs 19,999.
Xiaomi has once again slashed the POCO F1 price in India. After the price cut, the device is available for Rs 17,999 for the base 6GB + 64GB variant. However, the price cut is temporary and will be valid only till June 9th. If you are looking out to buy an affordable flagship phone, perhaps this is the right time.
The POCO F1 features a polycarbonate rear and a 6.18-inch notched IPS LCD display. The smartphone offers full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,280 pixels and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The device draws its power from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset. It comes with a maximum internal storage of 256GB. There is a hybrid SIM slot on the device for expanding storage further. Android 9 Pie with MIUI 9 UI comes preinstalled on the device.
The rear-mounted dual camera setup of the POCO F1 has a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture and PDAF, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The wider notch on the front has an f/2.0 aperture selfie camera of 20-megapixels and an IR sensor for face recognition in dim lighting conditions. The 4,000mAh battery of the POCO F1 supports 18W Quick Charge 3.0 rapid charging technology through USB Type-C.