The Poco F1
The Poco F1

POCO F1 receives price cut, starts at 17,999

  • The POCO F1 (or Pocophone F1 in other markets) was launched in India in August last year
  • It is the cheapest smartphone to come with last year's flagship chipset Snapdragon 845

One of Xiaomi's best selling devices last year, the POCO F1, has received another price cut in India. POCO F1's 6GB RAM/128GB ROM variant is now available on and Flipkart for 17,999, with an effective price cut of 2,000. It is not clear if it is a permanent or temporary price cut.

The variant previously received similar price cuts temporarily in May and June this year. It's price at the time of its launch last year was 23,999.

The POCO F1 (or Pocophone F1 in other markets) was launched in India in August last year with the "Master of Speed" moniker. It gathered 200 crore of revenue in less than five minutes of going on its first flash sale.

The POCO F1 was at the time the cheapest smartphone to offer flagship-level Snapdragon 845 SoC. This is paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The phone is available in Steel Blue, Graphite Black, and Rosso Red colour schemes.

The POCO F1 features a 6.2-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2246x1080. The POCO F1 skips the glass back design for a more functional soft touch back. Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The phone features a LiquidCooling technology that claims to keep CPU temperatures low even during intense gaming sessions. It is backed by a 4,000mAh battery. The POCO F1 also features a 12MP+5MP dual rear camera and on the front is a 20MP front facing sensor.

The POCO F1 is also available in an Armoured Edition, which uses a soft touch polycarbonate back reinforced with kevlar that makes it more durable and resistant to scratches. The Armoured Edition also packs 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

Xiaomi might offer an even cheaper variant of the POCO F1 by offering a "Lite" version of it soon. The POCO F1 Lite was listed in a Geekbench listing in March running a Snapdragon 660 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. Slashleaks, a smartphone tipster recently shared a screenshot of the benchmark results on Twitter.