Pocophone F1 or Poco F1 is all over the internet since the day it was announced. In today’s fiercely-competitive smartphone market, where profit margins are already low, Poco launches itself in the market with a $300 smartphone which is powered by a Snapdragon 845 Chipset. Wait, what? Qualcomm’s flagship chipset in a $300 smartphone? And that’s not it, the base variant of the phone comes with a 6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and 4,000 mAh battery. That’s too much to believe.
But, where did it come from and Why?
Carl Pei (CEO of OnePlus) said that it is because of the increase in the prices of the components used. In spite of the $529 price, OnePlus 6 became a huge success as it was still the most affordable premium smartphone. And then all of a sudden, came a ‘Check’ by Xiaomi when they announced their new sub-brand Poco.
Also, the tagline of Poco F1 is “Master of Speed” which takes on the OnePlus 6’s tagline “The Speed You Need“. Why take chances, when you know what works the best?
Where’s the compromise?
If you want to read the detailed review of this phone first, you can read it here.