POCO F1 : The most affordable flagship yet

POCO F1 : The most affordable flagship yet

October 10, 2018

 


 

Image Source : Mi.com

 

Design and Display

 

The smartphone is built using a either plastic or Kevlar back depending on the variant you are picking. The front packs in a decent 6.18 inch notched IPS display at a Full HD+ resolution and having an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. There is also Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection at the top. The notch houses the front camera, earpiece, IR sensor. At the top we have the headphone jack while at the bottom we have an USB-C port for charging along with the microphone and loudspeaker grill holes.

 

Processor and Specifications

 

All variants packs in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset based on 10nm process of manufacturing and is the current flagship processor from Qualcomm. The Adreno 630 GPU takes care of the graphics intensive tasks. The phone is also said to have liquid cooling to provide better gaming experience There are three available RAM/Storage configurations at 6/64 GB , 6/128 GB and 8/256 GB. There is a MicroSD card slot for expanding the storage using a MicroSD card in a hybrid SIM slot. Its runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with MIUI skin(version 9.6) on top of Android along with POCO launcher to give the smartphone a different feel.

 

Cameras

 

The front packs a 20MP camera for taking selfies and video calls. The rear packs dual rear cameras with 12MP + 5MP combination with dual core autofocus and LED flash. All the AI features like scene recognition are baked within the camera app. The front camera is capable of face unlock which a norm these days for all Android Phones. Both the front and rear cameras are capable of taking Portrait mode shots.

 

Battery

 

To keep the phone running, it has a massive 4,000 mAh battery which will last through a full day and is charged using a USB Type-C Port at the bottom using a Quick Charge 3.0 fast charger having a power rating of 18W.

 

Connectivity and Pricing

 

Connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, USB Type-C port and the 3.5mm audio jack.

It has dual speakers with the earpiece acting as the secondary speaker along with the primary bottom firing speaker. The 6/64 variant of POCO F1 is priced at Rs 20,999 while the 6/128 GB variant is priced at Rs 23,999 respectively. There is also the special Armoured edition POCO F1 with 8/256 GB configuration that costs Rs 29,999. It will be exclusively sold via Flipkart and Mi.com. The device comes in Rosso Red, Graphite Black, and Steel Blue colour options.

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