Finally, the day has arrived! Poco F1 would be launched in India today as the first smartphone from Xiaomi’s new brand Poco, which would be offering premium handsets at an affordable price tag. As per the previous reports, this new Xiaomi Poco F1 has been leaked quite a few times already and has been confirmed to be a Flipkart exclusive in the country. The promotions on the official website and social media have already focused a lot on the smartphone’s speed, coupling with the fact to be powered by the top-end Snapdragon 845 SoC. Along with the specifications, the Poco F1 price has been leaked, however, it is believed that Xiaomi might go for an aggressive pricing strategy to wrest market share away from OnePlus in India. The good news here is that the launch event would be live-streamed so that the announcements could be watched in real-time.
Xiaomi Poco F1 India launch: How to watch it live stream?
The Xiaomi Poco F1 India launch event is supposed to start at 12:30 pm IST today and would be hosted on YouTube. To help the users a bit more, they just need to press the play button in the video embedded below to watch the Poco F1 India launch event live stream.
Xiaomi Poco F1 price in India and specifications:
The Xiaomi Poco F1 price is fixed to be EUR 420 which rounds to almost ₹33,800 INR for the variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and EUR 460 which is again ₹37,000 INR, for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option. There might be a variant with 8GB RAM launching tomorrow, but the pricing details have not been revealed so far. If the Xiaomi Poco F1 price in India is set under ₹40,000, then it would have to compete with the likes of OnePlus 6, Asus ZenFone 5z, and Vivo Nex, among others. The smartphone will be available via Flipkart as well as Mi.com and is also rumored to be available in color variants of Grey and Blue.
Now coming to the leaked specifications, Xiaomi Poco F1 would feature a 6.18-inch full-HD+ display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio and a notch. In addition, it is said to run Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI custom UI. A Flipkart listing claims its Snapdragon 845 processor would be backed by LiquidCool technology for heat dissipation. The Reports have also claimed that this would have a 4,000mAh battery, 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel camera setup on the back with optical zoom. The 20-megapixel front camera might have Super Pixel technology and Infrared illuminator for Face Unlock to function seamlessly under lowlight conditions.