In August last year, Xiaomi’s sub brand Poco entered the smartphone market with a splash when it launched the Poco F1 (or Pocophone F1, as it is called in some markets). One of the key selling points of the device was the combination of its cheap price and its specs.
Users were getting Snapdragon 845 SoC for under INR 20,000 (around $285) with some offers. This made the device one of its kind at least in the Indian smartphone market. Everything fell in place for team Poco, and around 700,000 units of the F1 were sold in 3 months.
Now the Poco F1 is getting a price cut, just like the rest of the Xiaomi devices. So after all these discounts, you can get the 6+64GB variant for Rs. 16,499 ($235), 6+128GB variant for Rs. 19,499 ($280), 8+256GB variant for Rs. 23,499 ($337), and the 8+256GB (armoured) variant for Rs. 24,499 ($350).
The Poco F1 is once again the cheapest Snapdragon 845 powered smartphone in the market. It has a 6.18-inch notched IPS LCD screen with an IR sensor for facial recognition in the dark. It has a 12MP + 5MP dual camera setup and a 20MP front camera. The 4,000mAh battery also carries support for 18W fast charging.
It is a limited time offer until the 16th of March. So, what does this mean in the grand scheme of Poco things? The one most obvious conclusion is that Poco is making room for the F2. Users and Poco fans are also speculating about that this is what’s going to happen.