Poco, the sub-brand of Xiaomi, today announced a major price cut on 128GB and 256GB variants of the Poco F1. The Poco F1’s 6GB+128GB variant can now be purchased for just Rs 18,999, while the 8GB+256GB model can be picked up for Rs 22,999, including the Armoured version. The 6GB+64GB variant of the Poco F1 did not receive any price and it’s available at the same Rs 17,999 price. Alongside the Poco F1 price cut, Xiaomi also announced that its Redmi K20 series would be available via open sale starting 12 PM today on Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Home stores. The Redmi K20 series includes the standard Redmi K20 and the flagship Redmi K20 Pro; Both the phones were announced in India last month with starting prices of Rs 21,999 and Rs 27,999 respectively. The Poco F1 is the best hardware smartphone under Rs 20,000 right now.
Poco F1 Receives Another Price Cut in India Today
Launched back in August 2018, the Poco F1 was the cheapest phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, paired with up to 8GB of RAM. However, Poco constantly reduced the prices of the three variants of Poco F1 to stay ahead of other manufacturers. The Poco F1 still comes in three variants- 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB, priced at Rs 17,999, Rs 18,999 and Rs 22,999 respectively. Notably, the Poco F1 is the cheapest phone with 256GB of internal storage right now. Even the Armoured version of the Poco F1 which usually costs Rs 1,000 more than the standard variant now comes at just Rs 22,999. Not to mention, the Poco F1’s Armoured variant is possibly the best phone in terms of grip and feel in hand.
Before the price cut, the 6GB+128GB storage variant of the Poco F1 was available at Rs 20,999, whereas the premium variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage was available for Rs 27,999. We may not see any more price cuts on the Poco F1 until the Poco F2 arrived. And yes, the Poco F2 is real and it’s coming soon as confirmed by Xiaomi India’s executive recently.
Poco F1 is the Powerful Smartphone Under Rs 20,000 Right Now
The Poco F1 comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, which is still the second most powerful chipset in the chipmaker’s house, sitting below the newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. The phone was announced for Rs 20,999 for the base variant and it’s now available at a starting price of Rs 17,999 which makes the handset the most powerful phone under Rs 20,000.
Other specifications of the Poco F1 include 6.18-inch Full HD+ display, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, 4000mAh battery, microSD card slot, Dual 4G support, dual rear cameras of 12MP and 5MP, 20MP front-facing camera, IR-based Face Unlock support and 18W fast charging support.