POCO F1 selling for as low as Rs 16,499 on Flipkart’s POCO Days sale

“The POCO F1 is the most affordable Snapdragon 845-powered smartphone in the market and is now available at even more affordable price point”

The POCO F1 (review) has set a benchmark of price-to-specs ratio, providing a smartphone with flagship-grade specifications including the Snapdragon 845 processor, Qualcomm’s erstwhile flagship chipset. Now, the POCO F1 has been made even more affordable with Flipkart’s ‘POCO Days’ sale, which runs till March 18th. During the sale, while none of the variants of the POCO F1 are receiving outright price cuts, they are being given exchange offers and card-linked discounts to effectively bring down the price to a ridiculous point.

As part of the exchange offer, the POCO F1 can be availed for as low as Rs 16,499 — a price point that is typically reserved for the affordable handsets. However, to get it at such a price, you will need a debit or credit card of the specified bank, and also happen to have a smartphone that qualifies for the maximum exchange value. Flipkart is offering an instant discount of Rs 1,500 if the POCO F1 is purchased through an ICICI Bank card, while the maximum value of the exchange discount goes up to Rs 3,000. There is also a uniform pre-discount price cut of Rs 1,000 on all POCO F1 variants.

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As per the offer, the 6GB + 64GB variant of the POCO F1 price in India can go as low as Rs 16,499 with maximum exchange value, while the 6GB + 128GB variant will cost Rs 19,499. The 8GB + 256GB variant, meanwhile, will cost Rs 23,499. The POCO F1 was launched last year to critical acclaim, with most users hailing it for its unparalleled offering in terms of the price. Alongside the Snapdragon 845 SoC, some of its headlining features included the 12MP + 5MP rear camera setup, which truly exceeded most expectations in terms of results.

Other specifications included a 20MP front-facing camera and an infrared sensor, placed within the notch on the 6.18-inch, full HD+ LCD display. The POCO F1 also runs on Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 on top, and has received OTA updates that have enabled features missing since launch. However, it has still skipped the Widevine L1 certification that enables streaming content at high definition and above, and even 4K video recording at 60fps.

A lover of anything that has a circuit and involves physics, Shouvik is passionate about technology, science and journalism in equal parts. When not at work, he prefers reading up on ancient history, sports and engineering, going on random photography expeditions, and occasionally a long solo drive. He's also neck-deep into science fiction, and is working on a debut novel that he hopes will one day be read by Steven Erikson.
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