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Hi, Mi fans!
We just announced POCO F1 today at New Delhi. This smartphone aims at delivering speed and performance at a very attractive price. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and featuring liquid cooling technology, this smartphone is definitely a beast. Check out the launch recap of this amazing smartphone in this thread.
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First and foremost, let’s check out the POCO team! There are 8 of us right now. We all come from diﬀerent backgrounds and have varied personalities. Despite cultural diﬀerences, one thing that we share in common is that each of us has worked in the smartphone industry for more than half a decade, racking up industry experience great companies like Xiaomi, Oneplus, and Google.
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For POCO’s ﬁrst product, we’ve removed everything unnecessary and consolidated all our eﬀorts in functionality and performance. We focus on giving you the fastest performing smartphone with the smoothest user experience possible.
The master of speed, this phone will be the very best of performance.
We chose the Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm’s fastest oﬀering, to power the POCO F1.
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POCO F1 speeds past the competition with an AnTuTu score of nearly 300,000!
Compared to ﬂagship smartphones without liquid cooling, POCO F1 dissipates heat away from the processor 300% faster.
We made POCO F1 just for India. POCO F1 combines diﬀerent frequency septum for faster network performance, on India’s 4G+ standard.
POCO F1 features up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB of storage.
We also have included a microSD card slot, letting up expand your storage by another 256GB.
All this comes together to make POCO F1 the ultimate performance champion.
POCO F1 is crafted to bring aesthetics and usability together, creating a smartphone that fits perfectly in your hand.
At the bottom, we have a USB type-C for fast charging.
And we have also included 3.5mm headphone jack.
POCO F1 features an FHD+ 6.19” full-screen display. The display is ultra bright at a maximum of 500nit, along with NTSC 95% for that incredible colour accuracy and a high contrast ratio of 1500:1.
We have added an IR camera for fast face unlock even under low-light. Our testing shows that on average the unlock time in total darkness is just under 0.4 second.
POCO F1 feature stereo speakers as well. The speakers feature deep bass and bright vocal clarity. This makes gaming and watching movies much more immersive and satisfying.
POCO F1 comes in three colours: Graphite Black, Steel Blue, and Rosso Red.
And we are not done here. We also have POCO F1 Armoured edition. The armoured edition is made with kevlar aramid one of the key material used in many extreme sports gear to ensure its durability and lightness of it. In fact, Dupont is the only supplier in the world to supply the kevlar material. It is extremely durable, 5 times stronger than steel.
Regarding the camera, the main camera uses a 12MP Sony IMX 363 sensor and a 5MP Samsung sensor for its secondary sensor to capture depth map so as to give you that beautiful portrait shots.
The main camera features dual-pixel autofocus. This means the main camera has up to 12 million focus point at any one time for that precise and fast focusing.
This is a great example of how fast, accurate shutter speed can be extremely useful.
POCO F1 is also able to intelligently recognize 206 scenes across 25 categories and do real-time optimization and settings to the photo.
POCO F1 packs a 20MP high-res front camera and that is probably one of the best in the market. Moreover, POCO’s AI beautify is optimized through deep learning and tuned specially for India. POCO F1’s front camera works really well in challenging conditions such as low-light.
And POCO comes with your most loved MIUI! We focused on 3 diﬀerent things on MIUI for POCO. One, the POCO launcher, two, turbocharged engine and three, always ensuring the latest updates on MIUI for POCO.
The brand new app drawer better facilitates app searches, great for power users who want to look for the apps they need in a snap. The POCO Launcher will be also available on Google Play.
App startups are 28% faster than other operating systems, delivering 18% faster gaming performance.
Users can also expect to receive Android P update in the 4th quarter of 2018. Also, MIUI for POCO kernel source will be available to the community.
This means that anyone can use and modify the code that is released to the public. You can download the kernel source code from GitHub.
Let's take a look at the summary and of course, the phone will be Made In India
Now, the price! The 6GB+64GB variant is priced at ₹20,999, the 6GB+128GB variant is priced at ₹23,999, and the 8GB+256GB variant is priced at ₹28,999, The POCO F1 Aromoured Edition is priced at ₹29,999.
The first sale of POCO F1 is scheduled on August 29 on mi.com and Flipkart. You can also avail the JIO offer as mentioned above.
And last but not the least you can buy a range of POCO accesories. To begin with, you get ultra-clear case in the box.
That's the end of the recap. Thanks for reading!
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