Xiaomi is already known for its affordable, feature-packed devices. The company has stuck with its strategy for competitively pricing devices that offer comparable, if not better, specs and features than other devices in their price range. Xiaomi launched a new sub-brand called Poco earlier this month to further improve its competitiveness in the mid-range segment. The first device it has launched under this sub-brand is the $300 Poco F1 that comes with the Snapdragon 845 processor. The company has now revealed that this handset will be launched in 60 countries across the globe.
Those who know their smartphones would be aware that the Snapdragon 845 is Qualcomm’s flagship mobile chip for the year. It’s the same chip that you find in the $1000 Galaxy Note 9. Granted, a processor only accounts for so much of a handset’s price tag, but it certainly gets people talking when you launch a $300 phone with the Snapdragon 845 chip.
The Poco F1 also has a 6.18 inch Full HD+ LCD display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The processor can be coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There’s even a 12 megapixel + 5 megapixel dual rear camera and a 20 megapixel front camera. It’s the base model that comes with the $300 price tag.
India is the first market where this smartphone has been launched. Xiaomi’s Poco has confirmed via Twitter today that this handset will gradually be released in the aforementioned markets. Pricing may vary slightly by market.
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