Finally, its confirmed! Poco F1, i.e. the first smartphone from Xiaomi’s new sub-brand Poco, is getting launching in India on August 22. The official Twitter account of Poco India revealed its Poco F1 launch date on Monday, however, without delving any further specifications or price of the upcoming handset. The model confirmed by the sub-brand notably surfaced online as Pocophone F1 in the recent past. Also, an unboxing video of the Poco F1 emerged on YouTube last week that also held insights on its display notch and dual rear camera setup. The smartphone is in fact supposed to debut in two different storage variants, listing the 64GB and 128GB of onboard storage options. While the Poco F1 price for the 64GB variant is speculated to debut in Eastern Europe at EUR 420 which is roughly ₹33,300, and the 128GB variant could arrive at EUR 460 which is again ₹36,400 INR. However, India prices of the smartphone are likely to emerge at the time of formal launch later this month.
As announced through the Twitter account of Poco India, Xiaomi’s Poco would launch the Poco F1 on August 22. This brand is led by the former Google executive and Xiaomi’s Lead Product Manager Jai Mani, who is, in fact, hosting an event in New Delhi to announce the formal launch.
While Poco hasn’t yet revealed the specifications of the Poco F1, an initial listing of specs and features on an online store suggested that the handset would have a 6.18-inch full-HD+ display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The Poco F1 is also rumored to boast of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC along with a liquid cooling system. Codenamed Beryllium, the new model is also said to run on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI on top and come with a 4,000mAh battery. It is also supposed to have a rear-facing fingerprint sensor and a dual rear camera setup, supporting optical zoom. A Bluetooth SIG certification, in fact, hinted previously at a combination of a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with a dual-pixel autofocus lens.
— POCO India (@IndiaPOCO) August 13, 2018
Xiaomi is rumored to sell the Poco F1 in Eastern Europe with a starting price of EUR 420. Therefore, it might be strongly presumed that this new model would be available in India in the sub-₹40,000 price bracket.