Xiaomis India branch is offering discounts as fast as Manu Kumar Jain can tweet about them. The one that caught our attention is this Pocophone F1 buyback program. The attention-grabbing headline is that it drops the cost of ownership to INR 5,800 – $78/68. Thats insane, yes, but theres a catch.
You go and buy the phone from Flipkart at the (almost) full price of INR 21,000 (a small discount is applied). Then, in 6-8 months when the new Pocophone becomes available, Flipkart will buy your old model for INR 14,700. Thats for the 6/64GB model. Heres another look at the math in tabular form.
Did you see it? The asterisk all but promises that the Pocophone F2 will launch in about half a year. And chances are that it will have a similarly insane bang for the buck ratio as the F1, which is easily the most affordable Snapdragon 845 phone out there.