Poco India today announced that Poco F1 will now be available in the offline market. Poco F1 is set to debut in the Mi Home stores by Xiaomi across India starting from Saturday, 13 October 2018 onwards. This will be followed by availability of Poco F1 in the offline partner stores of Xiaomi from Wednesday, 17 October 2018 onwards.
The decision comes at the time of the Diwali festive season and aims to tap into the brand’s increasing popularity among the Indian customers as well as it’s fans who have repeatedly requested for the availability of POCO devices across offline channels. In an effort to address the growing customer demand and ensure easier availability of its products, the brand has successfully expanded its reach across the flagship Mi Home stores of its supporting Xiaomi brand as well as other related offline partners.
Furthermore, the brand has taken added efforts to ensure that the devices will be available at an aggressive pricing close to their online prices with slight variations in order to compensate for the retail operational costs.
Marking this milestone moment, Manmohan Chandolu, General Manager, POCO India shared, “This is a truly defining moment for us as we witness the growth of our brand, and seek to explore newer horizons in the vast offline segment of our market. Following the launch of POCO F1, we received commendable response from our customers towards the Master of Speed. We look forward to reaching out to the wider section of the Indian consumers who are majorly offline based, and can now easily access our devices while enjoying the power of incredible speed matched with the ultimate performance at an irresistible price.”
Xiaomi Poco F1 smartphonewas announced in August 2018. The Xiaomi Poco F1 smartphone comes in three variants – 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage at Rs 20,999, 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage at Rs 23,999 and 8GB RAM + 256GB internal storage at Rs 28,999. The phone has Rosso Red, Graphite Black and Steel Blue options. There is also an Armoured Edition variant with Kevlar back which is priced at Rs 29,999. It comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. It comes in Graphite Black, Steel Blue, and Rosso Red colours.
It features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, up to 8GB RAM and 256GB UFS 2.1 storage, and a long-lasting 4000mAh battery that can sustain 8 hours of non-stop gaming. The phone has 6.18-inch Full HD+ (2246 x 1080 pixel resolution) display with a notch at the top and 19:9 aspect ratio. It features AI dual camera consisting of a 12MP Sony IMX363 primary sensor with Dual Pixel Autofocus, and 20MP front camera sensor featuring Super Pixel technology that combines the information of four pixels into one large 1.8µm pixel for clearer images with less noise. Both the rear and front cameras are supported by AI features for photos, such as AI Portrait, AI Beautify, and AI Scene Detection. Additionally, POCO F1 Armoured Edition comes with a back panel made of DuPont Kevlar which also made its debut.