It’s in the public domain that Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is coming to Kenya. However, what had remained unknown to us is the exact release date as well as the price of the phone in local stores. While nothing has changed about the former, the company has shed some light on the latter via its official Twitter handle.
Apparently, the Poco F1 will retail at prices ranging between Sh 29,000 and Sh 35,000. Looking at the same phone’s price tags for various memory options in India, it’s unlikely that the F1 will arrive in Kenya accompanied by all memory options. As is, Kenyans may have to make do with only two memory options – the base model of 6GB RAM and 64GB storage and a superior model with the same RAM and twice the storage.
Pocophone will range between 29k – 35k. No need to worry!#NoMiWithoutYou
— Mi Kenya (@xiaomi_ke) September 6, 2018
In India, there are two more variants of the Poco F1 that come with 8GB RAM and 256GB, but these two are beyond the Sh 35K price limit Xiaomi Kenya has hinted, meaning they won’t be sold these sides, at least officially.
Pocophone F1 specs
- 6.2-inch 18.7:9 FHD+ (2248×1080) LCD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
- 6GB RAM
- 64GB or 128GB expandable storage
- Dual 12MP + 5MP main camera
- 20MP front camera
- 4000mAh battery
- Android 8.1 Oreo, upgradable to Android Pie
- Extras: Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack, Quick Charge 3.0, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, IR face unlock, LiquidCool Technology, etc.
As noted, Xiaomi hasn’t announced the official date that the Pocophone F1 will arrive in Kenya. The company even ran a Twitter poll asking Kenyans which phone between the Poco F1 and Android One-totting Xiaomi Mi A2 they’d want to be launched first and although only a few people took part, it’s obvious fans want the former ahead of the latter.
MI Fans, help us decide;
Which phone should we launch next in Kenya? #NoMiWithoutYou
— Mi Kenya (@xiaomi_ke) September 12, 2018
So, really, which one between the Poco F1 and Mi A2 do you want first? Share your thoughts in the comments below.