Xiaomi announces Rosso Red Poco F1 in India

Rosso Red Xiaomi Poco F1

It’s been a few months since Xiaomi’s Poco sub-brand launched its first phone, the Poco F1. The brand has now decided to release a new color variant of the handset called Rosso Red.

The bright crimson color is pretty much the only change in the Rosso Red Poco F1. All the specs and price details remain the same. The model will be sold in a 6GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM variant at Rs 20999, a 6GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM variant at Rs 23999, and an 8GB of RAM and 256GB of ROM variant at Rs 28999.

Xiaomi Poco F1 Availability

Unfortunately, Xiaomi is still selling the handset via sales on select dates. The next one is set for October 11. You can try your luck via Flipkart or the brand’s own site. If not the red, there’s Graphite Black and Steel Blue to consider as well. There’s also a Rs 29999 Armored edition of the phone which features kevlar fiber for added protection.

The Poco F1 has run into a few controversies since it made its debut in August 2018. The biggest one concerns its screen. Many owners began complaining that the display was “bleeding” light from the edges of the panel. Most noticed it when there was a dark background to highlight the patches of white.

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A couple of users also complained that the quality of the LCD used was poor and the brightness levels are too low. Not all units seem to be affected by the problem. Those who have been hit typically return the handset and get a replacement or refund.

Specifications of the Xiaomi Poco F1:

– Display: 6.18-inch 18.7:9 LCD, 1080 x 2246 pixels
– OS: Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.6 (upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie)
– CPU: 2.8GHz Snapdragon 845
– Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB
– RAM: 6GB/8GB
– Camera: 12MP + 5MP rear, 20MP front
– Battery: 4000mAh
– Size: 155.5 x 75.2 x 8.8mm
– Weight: 182g
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fiac, USB Type-C, NFC, GLONASS, A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack

Xiaomi hasn’t said anything about the screen bleeding concern ever since reports began emerging last month. If nothing else, it’s something to look out for in case you decide to buy the Rosso Red Poco F1. Find out how to check for it here.