- Tram Ho
Recently, Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO officially launched its new smartphone duo POCO F3 and POCO X3 Pro in many countries around the world, including Vietnam. If the POCO X3 Pro is a completely new product, it is not difficult to see the POCO F3 as the renamed version of the Redmi K40 attracting a lot of attention in the mobile phone market.
POCO F3 and Redmi K40 have very impressive hardware specifications compared to the price. With a price of less than 10 million VND, both are equipped with Snapdragon 870 chip, 5G support, AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, 4520mAh battery with 33W fast charging … These are truly “flagship killer”. consuming, possessing high-end features while at a very affordable price.
POCO F3 is the renamed version of Redmi K40 in the international market
Until now, users are used to the cell phones with much cheaper prices than comparable products in the genuine market. But in the case of POCO F3 and Redmi K40, Xiaomi has done a rare thing in the Vietnamese market.
At a store specializing in handphone trading in Hanoi, Redmi K40 with 8GB RAM, 256GB internal memory (similar to POCO F3 sold in Vietnam) costs 10 million VND. However, this is the “normal warranty” price, meaning that the user is only warranted for 6 months and does not include some components such as power, screen, battery, fingerprints …
To get a warranty equivalent to that of genuine products, users will have to spend about 500,000 VND more for the “gold warranty” package, bringing the total cost to VND 10.5 million. Say “equivalent”, but the warranty at the store obviously will not be guaranteed with the genuine goods, which has direct support from the manufacturer.
Redmi K40 8 / 256GB is priced at over 10 million VND in the portable market
Meanwhile, genuine POCO F3 price is 9.99 million VND, of course, it comes with warranty and the buyer will not have to spend any extra costs. In addition, it should be emphasized that Xiaomi’s warranty period in Vietnam is up to 18 months, which is longer than any “gold warranty” package coming from mobile phone stores. And yet, users of POCO F3 will also be able to replace the cracked screen completely free of charge within the first 6 months, which is also an advantage that portable products do not have.
Genuine POCO F3 price is cheaper than Redmi K40 portable
So, the same phone, but users will have to spend more money for a portable product instead of a genuine product. So, it would be a wrong decision if you buy a Redmi K40 portable instead of a genuine POCO F3, at least for now.
Source : Genk