Xiaomi announced its new smartphone brand ‘POCO’ in India a few days back. Today, the new POCO brand launched its first smartphone POCO F1 in India. The new flagship smartphone comes with several premium features like notch display, Snapdragon 845 processor, liquid cooling technology, dual rear AI cameras and more.
The POCO F1 price in India starts at Rs. 20,999 and it will be available via Flipkart and Mi online store starting August 29. With this pricing, it becomes the cheapest smartphone with Snapdragon 845 SoC. We have answered some frequently asked questions about POCO F1 here and also listed some pros, cons of the device.
- Snapdragon 845 Hardware
- Affordable Price
- Plastic body
POCO F1 Full Specifications
|Key Specifications||POCO F1|
|Display||6.18-inch IPS LCD 18.7:9 ratio|
|Screen Resolution||FHD+ 1080 x 2246 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI for POCO|
|Processor||Octa-core 2.8 GHz|
|Expandable Storage||Yes, up to 256GB|
|Rear Camera||Dual: 12MP (1.4um pixel, f/1.9, dual pixel) + 5MP (1.12um pixel, f/2.0) single tone flash|
|Front Camera||20 MP, f/2.0|
|Video Recording||2160p@30fps, 1080@30fps|
|Dimensions||155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm|
|Sim Card Type||Dual Nano SIM|
|Price||6GB+64GB- Rs. 20,999
6GB+128GB- Rs. 23,999
8GB+256GB- Rs. 28,999
Design and Display
Question: How is the build quality of POCO F1?
Answer: The POCO F1 comes with a metal and plastic body which still looks stunning. The device sports a new design language with its metal like back design and a full screen notch display at front. The phone’s Kevlar edition looks more premium with sturdy back finish and the front panel with a notch. Overall, the POCO F1 looks premium phone.
Question: How is the display of the POCO F1?
Answer: POCO F1 sports a 6.18-inch IPS LCD display with an FHD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. Further, it sports 18.7:9 aspect ratio which means it has slim bezels and a notch on top. The brightness level and colors are sharp. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 as well.
Question: How is the fingerprint sensor of POCO F1?
Answer: The POCO F1 comes with a back mounted fingerprint sensor which is quite fast.
Question: What are the camera specifications of POCO F1?
Answer: The POCO F1 comes with a dual rear camera setup. There is a 12 MP primary Sony IMX 363 sensor with f/1.9 aperture, and large 1.4µm pixel with a 5 MP secondary depth sensor with f/2.0 aperture and single tone LED flash. There is a 20MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Question: What are the camera modes available in POCO F1?
Answer: The POCO F1 rear camera supports Portrait mode with background blurring, Dual pixel autofocus, Low light enhancement, HDR imaging, Burst Mode, face recognition, AI Beautify and EIS for video recording. The front camera also comes with AI Portrait Mode, HDR, and Beauty modes.
Question: Can 4K videos be recorded on POCO F1?
Answer: Yes, you can record 4K videos on POCO F1 at 30fps.
Question: Does the POCO F1’s camera support image stabilization?
Answer: Yes, the POCO F1 comes loaded with Electronic Image Stabilization in the rear cameras.
Question: Which mobile processor is used in POCO F1?
Answer: The POCO F1 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 845 processor clocked at 2.8GHz and coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. The Snapdragon 845 is a powerful processor in premium segment.
Question: How many RAM and internal storage options are available for POCO F1?
Answer: The POCO F1 comes in three storage variant- 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage and a top variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
Question: Can the internal storage in the POCO F1 be expanded?
Answer: Yes, the internal storage in POCO F1 is expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card slot.
Question: What is LiquidCool technology used in POCO F1?
Answer: The CPU of POCO F1 can be cooled with LiquidCool Technology which is used for gaming smartphones. With this tech, the Snapdragon 845 keeps up its peak performance and high frequency output and the phone stays faster without heating.
Battery and Software
Question: What is the battery size on POCO F1 and does it support fast charging?
Answer: The POCO F1 is powered by a 4,000 mAh non-removable battery. It also supports Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging.
Question: Which Android version runs on the POCO F1?
Answer: The POCO F1 runs Android Oreo 8.1 out of box with its MIUI 9.6 on top. The MIUI is optimized for POCO and there is also a new customized POCO launcher that comes with this phone. It will also get MIUI 10 and Android 9.0 Pie in Q4 2018.
Connectivity and Others
Question: Does POCO F1 support dual SIM cards?
Answer: Yes, it supports two Nano-SIM cards using a hybrid SIM slot.
Question: Does POCO F1 support both LTE and VoLTE networks?
Answer: Yes, it supports LTE and VoLTE networks. It also supports Dual VoLTE feature.
Question: Does the POCO F1 support NFC connectivity?
Answer: No, it doesn’t have NFC connectivity.
Question: Does the POCO F1 sport a 3.5mm headphone jack?
Answer: Yes, it sports a 3.5mm headphone jack on top.
Question: Does it supports face unlock feature?
Answer: Yes, the POCO F1 supports Face Unlock feature which uses Infrared technology.
Question: How is the audio experience of POCO F1?
Answer: The POCO F1 is good in terms of audio. The phone sporting bottom dual speakers is quite loud. There is also a dedicated mic for noise cancellation.
Question: What sensors are there in POCO F1?
Answer: The sensors on POCO F1 include a Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass, and Gyroscope.
Price and availability
Question: What is the price of POCO F1 in India?
Answer: The POCO F1 has been priced at Rs. 20,999 for the 6GB/64GB variant. The 6GB RAM with 128GB storage model is priced at Rs. 23,999. The top variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at Rs. 28,999. The Kevlar model is priced at Rs. 29,999.
Question: Will the POCO F1 be available in offline stores?
Answer: The POCO F1 will be available to purchase exclusively via Flipkart and Mi online store starting from August 29.
Question: What are the color options of POCO F1 available in India?
Answer: This POCO F1 will be available in Steel Blue, Graphite Black, Rosso Red color options. There is also a Armoured edition with Kevlar black.