Taking the throne from OnePlus 6 for being the most sold online smartphone in India, Xiaomi Poco F1 has become one of the best-selling devices in the Indian smartphone market. On Wednesday, Xiaomi India’s Managing Director and Global Vice President, Manu Kumar Jain took to Twitter to announce that according to a recent Q4 2018 IDC survey, the Poco F1 has become India’s No.1 smartphone in online smartphone market of Rs 15,000 and above. And with this, Xiaomi’s Poco F1 has dethroned OnePlus 6 to become the most selling online smartphone in India.
Jain’s tweet also includes an image that shows that OnePlus 6 holds a smartphone market share of 17.9% while the Poco F1 holds 22.5%, making it victorious and placing it above the former. It should be noted that the Poco F1 is the most affordable smartphone to come with the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC which was the flagship CPU of the American chipmaker for 2018.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which holds a price tag of Rs 60,490, and the Galaxy S9 which bears a price tag of Rs 45,350 run the same Snapdragon 845 SoC. Even the OnePlus 6 runs the same Snapdragon processor and it costs Rs 34,999 for the base model. On the other hand, the base model of the Poco F1 with 6GB RAM and 64GB is available at Rs 19,999, making it the cheapest smartphone to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC. The other variant of the Poco F1 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 22,999, while the top-end variant of the Poco F1 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at Rs 27,999. All the variants of the Poco F1 come in three colour options to choose from – Graphite Black, Rosso Red and Steel Blue. There is also an armoured edition of the Poco F1 which comes with a Kevlar protection at the back and it is priced at Rs 28,999.
Specifications of the Poco F1 includes a 6.18-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD notched display. As mentioned earlier, the device runs on Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 6GB/8GB of RAM. At the back, there is a 12MP primary camera coupled with a 5MP secondary camera along with an LED flash. While on the front, there is a 20MP selfie camera with IR blaster.
"#POCOF1: Top Phone above Rs 15,000! With #POCO, has #Xiaomi given OnePlus reasons to worry?" – @techpp @rajupp #POCOF1 stands for true flagship specs. Everything that you need. Nothing that you don't.
RT if you agree & love this champion of speed.https://t.co/amk8y7NTLA
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) March 29, 2019
There is also a back-mounted fingerprint scanner on the Poco F1 and it packs a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. It runs Android 9.0 Pie skinned with MIUI 10.
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