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Why is Xiaomi Pocophone F1 true flagship killer?

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Why is Xiaomi Pocophone F1 true flagship killer?

Why is Xiaomi Pocophone F1 true flagship killer?

Why is Xiaomi Pocophone F1 true flagship killer?

Why is Xiaomi Pocophone F1 true flagship killer?Why is Xiaomi Pocophone F1 true flagship killer?

When Xiaomi launched Pocophone F1 yesterday, not just customers, but smartphone makers were also taken aback by surprise. The robust specifications of a device coupled with its low starting price stunned everyone. Media has been calling it the “true flagship killer” of the smartphone market. But why is it the case, you may ask. After all, flagship killers have existed in past as well, then what is so special about this device from a Chinese company that justifies the ‘true’ adjective? Well, here we’re going to answer this question. Let’s get started:

How Pocophone F1 rules mid-range flagship segment

To get started, Xiaomi Pocophone F1 belongs to the mid-range flagship segment with its 21K INR (about 300 USD) price tag. And it rules that segment like a boss. Take following things into consideration:

  • How many smartphones in its price range come with Snapdragon 845 Processor? NONE.
  • How many of them come with liquid cooling technology? NONE.
  • How many of them offer up to 256GB of internal storage and up to 8 gigs of RAM? NONE.
  • And finally, how many of them offer 4,000 mAh battery? NONE.

In a nutshell, Pocophone F1 wins over its mid-range flagship peers by providing the highest value for money to customers. At this price point, it’s a package that’s unthinkable not just for customers but also for smartphone makers. The rug might certainly have been pulled off from under the feet of many smartphone makers yesterday.

And what about the high-end flagships?

Pocophone F1

Pocophone F1

We saw how and why Pocophone F1 rules among mid-range flagships. But when it comes to high-end flagship smartphones launched this year, the specifications are actually almost on par with each other. All of them come with Snapdragon 845 chipset, at least 6 gigabytes of RAM and displays larger than 6-inches. Internal storage capacities, cameras and battery capacities are also more or less the same. In fact, the high-end flagships are more powerful than Pocophone F1 in some important areas. For instance, Galaxy Note 9 launched recently by Samsung offers 1TB of maximum storage, which is double of maximum storage offered by Poco F1. Another example is OnePlus 6, which offers a better primary camera setup than Pocophone. Then what is the thing that separates Pocophone F1 from all of them and gives it an edge over others?

Well, it’s value for money, once again. When buyers can get everything that they need in a flagship at a price that is hundreds of dollars less than the price of other flagships, why would they even want to consider other flagships? Majority of flagship buyers don’t need the 1TB storage of Galaxy Note 9, or the fancy pop-up camera of Oppo Find X, or some other outlandish feature. Especially not if they need to shell out hundreds of bucks more for them. They’ll be very happy with $300 spent on a Pocophone F1 than $800+ dollars spent on a Galaxy Note or $500+ spent on a OnePlus 6. So, it’s almost clear that sales of all major smartphone makers are going to face the heat of this device in the coming days.

Final Thoughts

In short, Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is a true flagship killer because it hits both mid-range as well as high-end flagship segments. With its top of the line value for money offering it has the potential to destroy the sales of many other flagship smartphones launched (or set to be launched) this year. Rest we’ll come to know when this device becomes available in the global market.

Praneet is the CEO and Editor of the website TeckFly.com. He is a blogger and have varoius blog on various topic and he is from India who loves to read and write about Technology, Gadgets and Gaming. If you share the similar interests then you can follow him on Facebook | Google+ | Twitter

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