The Poco by Xiaomi brand is now up and running and the first device to ship under this sub-brand is known as Xiaomi Poco F1. The device’s details had been in the public domain for a while, but the company finally took the wraps off the Poco F1 on August 22 at an event held in India.
With all the positive reviews the phone has received following its launch, many might be already asking where to buy the Xiaomi Poco F1 and in this post, we are here to answer exactly that. But first, here’s a quick look at the specs of the phone.
Xiaomi Poco F1 specs
- 6.2-inch 19:9 FHD+ (2248×1080) LCD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
- 6GB or 8GB RAM
- 64GB, 128GB or 256GB expandable storage
- Dual 12MP + 5MP main camera
- 20MP front camera
- 4000mAh battery
- Android 8.1 Oreo, upgradable to Pie
- Extras: Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack, rear-mounted scanner, face unlock, Quick Charge 3.0, NFC, etc.
Where to buy the Xiaomi Poco F1
At first, it was thought that Poco by Xiaomi will remain in India for the foreseeable future, but this isn’t the case. Apparently, more markets are being lined up to receive the Poco F1, but of course, getting hold of the device in some markets like the U.S. won’t be an easy task.
If you are in India, the Poco F1 can be purchased through the official Mi.com store or Flipkart. The base model has a price tag of INR 20,999 while the 6/128GB variant can be had for INR 23,999. If you feel like getting the 8/256GB variant, you’ll have to part with INR 28,999 while the Armored Edition, which also has 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, will set you back INR 29,999.
Availability begins on August 29th.
Xiaomi has an official presence in a few European markets, among them France and Spain. While the Poco F1 has been confirmed to be heading to the former on August 27, the same cannot be said of the latter market. Still, you can always check with local popular retailers in your country to find out if they’ll be stocking one. On matters price, final details haven’t been put forward, but it has been claimed that in Europe, the base model will cost €399 while the 6/128GB variant will set you back €439. Other sources suggest that the base model could cost as little as €260, so we’ll have to wait and see what Xiaomi has in store.
→ Buy Poco F1: France
Indonesia, Hong Kong
Like France, Xiaomi also confirmed that Indonesia and Hong Kong will get the Poco F1 on August 27. Given that the device will start selling in India on August 29, it’s likely that availability in Indonesia and Hong Kong will begin at about the same time or probably immediately after launch. However, we still don’t know pricing details in these two markets as well as the specific channels they’ll be sold through – details that should be out soon.
Xiaomi doesn’t have an official presence in the U.S. and the UK, but somehow, the vendor’s devices find their way to these markets, especially through Amazon. In fact, this is where you should look out for the Xiaomi Poco F1 smartphone if interested in buying one, but the wait might be long. Other platforms like GearBest and Geekbuying should also offer solid alternatives, but be sure to check the shipping costs or otherwise you’ll be surprised by the final price you pay for the device.