Xiaomi Poco F1 gets a permanent price cut

Xiaomi Poco F1 Colors

Xiaomi has good news for folks who are interested in buying a budget flagship phone – its Snapdragon 845-running Poco F1 has gotten a Rs 1000 discount. The company says the cut has come about because of the device crossing the 700000 units sold milestone.

To be clear, this is a permanent cut of Rs 1000 and not a temporary one. It’s applicable across all variants of the Poco F1. The basic 6GB/64GB version now goes for Rs 19999, the 6GB/128GB one starts at Rs 22999, the 8GB/256GB variant is priced at Rs 27999, and the 8GB/256GB Armoured Edition sells at Rs 28999.

Xiaomi had announced a special Rs 4000 reduction for the Poco F1 just last week to celebrate its 700K landmark. It seems to be trying various tactics to sell the smartphone. The device came out in August this year, so it’s not that old.

Xiaomi Poco F1 Controversies

There have been a few controversies which erupted in the months since the phone’s launch. The biggest was centered around its lack of support for Widevine L1 DRM. The standard allows phones to play HD videos. The outcry was so loud, the brand decided to work with Google and Qualcomm to include it as part of a MIUI beta release.

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The other major problem doesn’t have an easy fix. Some users reportedly faced screen bleeding issues with their Poco F1. They could see streaks of light leaking out of the bottom and sides. A couple of owners though the quality of the LCD is poor and the brightness levels are too low.

Specifications of the Xiaomi Poco F1:

– OS: Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.6 (upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie)
– Display: 6.18-inch 18.7:9, 1080 x 2246 pixels
– 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

You can buy the Poco F1 via Flipkart, Xiaomi’s site, and Mi Home stores.