The first handset of the Poco brand is F1, but it is getting the almost same Design & Features like Mi. This smartphone is equipped with a powerful processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. In addition to this, the Mi Poko Theme version is also available in this series. To combat OnePlus and Asus mid-range flagship smartphones, Xiaomi has introduced Poco F1 in the mid-range segment.
Xiaomi has introduced its all-new brand Poko to the customers. Compared to the Redmi Series, the Xiaomi Mi Series did not show quite good in India.
As a result, after launching the Xiaomi Mi 5, the company stopped to launch any of the new Mi-Series phones. The new Poko brand is trying to fit upon the expectations of the people.
Xiaomi Poco F1 Display
Xiaomi Poco F1 will have a 6.18-inch display, with an aspect ratio of 18.7: 9. Gorilla Glass 3 has been used to protect the screen from cracks. Notch is also available on the front panel of the smartphone. The lower part of Poco F1 is slightly thicker than any other smartphone we reviewed, which is less attractive. There is also a small notification LED in the smartphone which will lighten up when the smartphone is being charged by the user.
Xiaomi Poco F1 Variants
Poco F1 comes in Rosso Red, Steel Blue, and Graphite Black Color. A special variant of Poco F1 Armored Edition is also introduced by the company recently.
Poco F1 Specifications
There is a hybrid dual-sim tray on the left side of the smartphone. The slot will support two SIM cards or one SIM and one MicroSD card at one time. Both SIM slots will support 4G networks. Poko F1 also has an FM radio app. Xiaomi Poco F1 will come with the MUI 9 based on the Android 8.1 Orao.
Poco F1 will have many RAM/storage options with the Snapdragon 845 processor. According to the company, LiquidCool Technology has been used to control Poko F1’s temperature. Xiaomi Poco F1 will be available in three RAM and storage variants – 6 GB RAM / 64 GB, 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM / 256 GB storage. It has a battery backup of 4000 mAh.
This handset will come with USB Type-C port.
Poco F1 Camera
You will get a dual-camera setup, with a primary sensor of 12 megapixels and a secondary sensor of 5 megapixels. The rear camera will come with dual-LED flash. Just below the rear camera, you will get a fingerprint sensor. On the front panel of the Poko F1, there is an infrared camera and infrared meter for face recognition with a 20-megapixel selfie camera between Notch.
Similarity with Mi Series
In Poko F1, software features like dual-app and second-space are similar to other smartphones in Xiaomi. In addition to the Microsoft app, the Xiaomi Community and Mi Store app will already be installed on the phone. Poco F1’s face recognition and fingerprint scanner work quite fast.
Poco F1 vs OnePlus 6 vs Asus Zenfone 5Z vs LG G7+ Think
Poco F1 will get tough competition from OnePlus 6, Asus Zenfone 5Z and recently launched LG G7 + Think. The most interesting point of Poko F1 is its low price. Xiaomi Poko F1’s 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variants will be sold for Rs 20,999. On the other hand, the price of 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage variant will be Rs 23,999. The phone’s 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage variants will be sold for Rs. 28,999.