The POCO F1 was an unprecedented phenomenon in the budget premium smartphone segment when it launched last year. It promised high-quality internals including a Snapdragon 845 SoC, a big 4,000mAh battery, IR face unlock and a lot more at just around Rs 20,000 in India, a feat not even matched by the self-proclaimed flagship killer – OnePlus. Now, seven months later, the handset price has dropped even further making it an even more solid value-for-money buy. The POCO F1 can be had for a record price as low as Rs 16,499 ($237) in India as part of the POCO Days sale set to kick off soon.
The six-day sale started on March 12 and will continue till March 18 and discounts will be available on all the three variants. As for the Rs 16,499 price tag, it’s for the base 6GB +64GB version after a couple of offers are applied. There’s a Rs 2,000 off on exchange plus an additional discount of Rs 1,500 if buyers use an ICICI card for making the purchase. However, do note that the exchange offer varies from model to model.
At Rs 16,499, a smartphone with Snapdragon 845 SoC is just bonkers if one is out for a high-performance smartphone at this time. The 6GB RAM variant will cost Rs 19,499 as the sale kicks off and Rs 23,499 for the 8GB RAM version.