Tag Archive: Poco


The inside story of how the POCO F1 costs just $300

Two factors: conscious cost-saving and Xiaomi’s supply chain.

With so many diverse options in the smartphone segment, it’s hard for a new player to stand out. However, Xiaomi’s sub-brand managed to do just that. When POCO unveiled the F1, it did something that I thought wasn’t possible anymore: take Indian consumers by surprise. India is one of the hardest markets to sell a phone — there’s no dearth of choice across any given category, and the average  [Read More…]

PSA: The POCO F1 doesn’t have NFC

POCO had to cut a few features to get the F1 down to $ 300, and NFC is one of them.

The POCO F1 is turning out to be the deal of the year. Retailing for the equivalent of $ 300, the phone is currently the most affordable device to be powered by the Snapdragon 845. POCO had to cull a few features to get to that $ 300 figure, and as such the F1 misses out  [Read More…]

Here’s the full list of countries where the POCO F1 will be available

The POCO F1 is coming to 50 global markets, but the U.S. and UK aren’t on the list.

It’s safe to say that the POCO F1 is one of the most talked-about phones in recent weeks. The Xiaomi sub-brand launched the phone in India earlier this month, and the $ 300 price point made it an instant hit among Indian consumers. The highlight with the POCO F1 is the hardware — featuring a Snapdragon 845 and 6GB  [Read More…]

POCO F1 review: Incredible performance at an unbeatable price

The POCO F1 is the most affordable Snapdragon 845 phone, and that isn’t likely to change ever.

Xiaomi has done a magnificent job carving out a name for itself in the smartphone segment. The manufacturer continues to be the largest handset maker in India, no mean feat considering the Indian market is one of the most competitive in the world.

A large part of Xiaomi’s success in India has to do with impressive numbers in the budget  [Read More…]

Xiaomi sub-brand Poco is all set to unveil its first phone on Aug. 22

The Pocophone F1 will make its global debut in New Delhi on August 22.

Earlier this month, Xiaomi announced that it was creating a sub-brand called Poco that targets the mid-range segment. Not much is known about the brand other than the fact that Xiaomi’s Lead Product Manager Jai Mani would be overseeing the project, but that’s set to change next week. Poco’s Indian arm sent out a tweet saying that its first phone will be unveiled  [Read More…]