Xiaomi and Flipkart are gearing up for a massive Diwali season. In the last four weeks, we have seen three major sales on Flipkart and the e-commerce portal will be holding the final one before Diwali. The Flipkart Big Diwali Sale will start today and end on November 5. During the sale, Xiaomi’s current flagship handset, the Poco F1 will be at a discount of up to Rs 4,000. Xiaomi has discounted the 8GB+256GB and 6GB+128GB variants of the Poco F1 to boost the sales. The premium 8GB RAM variant can be purchased for as low as Rs 26,999, whereas the 6GB+128GB option will be available at a price of Rs 21,999. To recall, the 8GB+256GB variant of the Poco F1 was launched at Rs 28,999, while the 6GB+128GB option was retailing for Rs 23,999 before the price cut.
Xiaomi Poco F1 at Rs 26,999: Should You Purchase it?
Even at its original price of Rs 28,999, the 8GB RAM variant of Poco F1 is the cheapest smartphone with 256GB of internal storage. And at Rs 26,999, it’s a complete value for money smartphone. Additionally, users can avail 10% instant discount on SBI Credit Cards and Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card. This essentially brings down the price of the phone to around Rs 25,000, which is a completely insane price. Xiaomi did not reveal any discount offers for the Poco F1’s base variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Furthermore, there’s a Flipkart Buyback value which can be availed separately at Rs 149. With this Buyback offer, users can get up to 55% of the purchase value when they purchase the Poco F1′ successor- the Poco F1 when it launches. This way, they can get the next generation Poco smartphone at an even more affordable price. And moving onto the partner offers, Poco has tied up with Reliance Jio to offer instant benefits of up to Rs 8,000 and 6TB of additional 4G data.
Xiaomi Poco F1: Specifications and Features
The Poco F1 is the cheapest smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and it comes paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Even the Asus Zenfone 5Z has the Snapdragon 845 SoC, but it’s priced a tad higher than the Poco F1. The phone sports a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display with a notch on top and 2.5D curved glass on top. The phone comes in three variants priced at Rs 20,999, Rs 23,999 and Rs 28,999.
As for the cameras, the phone rocks dual cameras of 12MP+5MP on the rear side along with a 20MP front-facing shooter. The phone is backed by a 4000mAh battery. It currently runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI for Poco, and by the end of this year, the phone will receive Android 9 Pie. The Poco F1 also has Liquid Cooling technology.
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