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Xiaomi Poco F1 set to launch in India on August 22

Leaked image of the Xiaomi Poco F1. (Source: @bang_gogo_ on Twitter)
Leaked image of the Xiaomi Poco F1. (Source: @bang_gogo_ on Twitter)
According to the official Twitter handle of Poco India, the Xiaomi Poco F1 is all set to launch on August 22. While no specifications have been revealed, we do know that the Poco F1 is Xiaomi's shot at the affordable flagship category.

Poco India has announced on Twitter that the Xiaomi Poco F1 will be launching in India on August 22. Poco India did not reveal any key specifications but it is no secret that this will be Xiaomi's entrant into the affordable flagship category. The Poco F1 had its fair share of leaks over the past few weeks and with what we know so far, the phone lends itself as a viable alternative to other affordable flagships such as the OnePlus 6 and the Asus Zenfone 5Z.

The August 22 event will be hosted by Xiaomi's Head of Product for Poco, Jai Mani. According to Mani, Poco's aim is to 'make a smartphone with technologies that truly matter'. The Poco F1 is said to feature a liquid-cooled Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 64 GB and 128 GB storage options. The handset recently checked-in for Bluetooth SIG certification and it was revealed that the rear shooter is a 12 MP + 5 MP dual-camera setup while the 20 MP selfie camera supports pixel binning. The Poco F1 was also spotted posting an impressive score on AnTuTu. 

Pricing is expected to be around Euro 420 for the 64 GB version and Euro 460 for the 128 GB version. Official figures will be made available closer to launch. With the price of the Asus Zenfone 5Z undercutting the OnePlus 6 by a significant margin, a new entrant into the affordable flagship category will make this segment worth keeping a tab on.

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The Xiaomi Poco F1 will be unveiled in India on August 22. (Source: Poco India on Twitter)
The Xiaomi Poco F1 will be unveiled in India on August 22. (Source: Poco India on Twitter)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-08-14 (Update: 2018-08-14)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.