Poco F1, the first smartphone from Xiaomi’s sub-brand Poco, was launched a couple of months ago as an online-exclusive device. Now, the company has announced that the phone will also be available for purchase offline through Mi Home Store from October 13.
Later, from October 17, the smartphone will also be available through Xiaomi‘s offline partner stores. However, the phone’s pricing for the offline market will be slightly higher than its online pricing. The company said that it’ll be available at an “aggressive pricing” offline, close to the smartphone’s online prices with “slight variations” keeping in mind the retail operational costs.
The Poco F1 costs Rs. 20,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage model while the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model is priced at Rs. 23,999. On the other hand, the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model is priced at Rs. 29,999. There’s also an Armoured Edition that comes with Kevlar back, costing Rs. 29,999.
It seems that the company is trying to cash-in on the brand’s popularity during the festive season. Also, the company could be looking to clear stocks as it was reported that the company is soon going to launch its successor.
To recall, the phone features a 6.18-inch Full-HD+ display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. It comes with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor on the back and sports a 20-megapixel front camera with AI-based face recognition and portrait mode. It runs on MIUI based on Android Oreo and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 support.
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