Xiaomi offers update on Poco F1 touch problem and other issues

NOTICE: We’ve created an archive of all major developments related to the Pocophone F1 smartphone. We are continuously updating that page with latest Poco F1 news so that you don’t need to search for information related to the device on daily basis. Head here to access that page.

Update (July 12):

Pocophone executive is suggesting users to send their devices affected with ghost touch, touch lag and screen freezing issues to the company. Complete coverage here.

Update (January 18):

New update for Poco F1 has been announced. Does it bring Widevine L1? Check out the story here.

Update (January 14):

Are you waiting for the Poco F1 Widevine L1 support, well, here’s why you shouldn’t get your hopes too high.

Update (January 08):

Team Poco has confirmed some important details related to Poco F1 bugs/issues and new features. The battery drain and touch issues have been fixed internally and will be available in next update. In addition, features like 960FPS slo-mo and Night mode are coming as well.

The company has also confirmed the 4K 60FPS recording feature is coming, and have asked for details from those facing PUBG issues. Catch the complete story here.

Update (December 29):

Poco F1 Widevine L1 support gets delayed, 4K 60FPS recording in final testing. Check out latest Poco F1 feedback shared by the company here.

Update (December 26):

Next stable Poco F1 pie update is coming soon, will fix battery drain and other issues. Details here.

Update (December 15):

Xiaomi has confirmed that the Poco F1 Pie update included Ambient Display by mistake. In addition, the touch screen issue fix has also been rolled back. This and lot more in our latest Poco F1 coverage here.

Update (September 19):

We have collected a new wave of confirmations and updates from the company regarding Poco F1 issues. Head here to know more.

Original story follows:

Now that the dust has settled down on the much hyped Xiaomi Poco F1 smartphone, the focus is slowly shifting on problems plaguing the device.

What’s good is that the Chinese company is actively communicating the progress on current Poco F1 issues.

Poco’s product head Jai Mani has been personally responding to complainants on Twitter ever since the budget flagship launched – you can read his first wave of replies here.

And now, Poco has provided another update on the ongoing problems and issues.

The biggest problem currently plaguing the Poco F1 is related to touch screen.

From ghost touches to multi touch issues, users – specifically from India – are reporting (1,2,3,4,5) all sorts of problems.

According to Xiaomi, the ghost touch problems revealed by the multitouch tester app don’t have anything to do with Poco F1.

The company says these issues were caused by the apps.

1.1 MultiTouch tester app revealed ghost touch issues: Some of these issues were caused by apps themselves. The issues we could solve are already solved for POCO F1. Stay tuned for the coming updates!

As for issues with multitouch gestures, the company says the problem is still being investigated.

We couldn’t confirm that those were the real causes of such behavior. Our engineers are still testing and analyzing these issues. You can help us by providing more info

Moving on, there’s also an issue with the PUBG Mobile latest version wherein the phone’s notch covers some of the content.

PUBG cuts through the notch, Poco F1, MIUI 10 on latest PUBG version from Xiaomi

Xiaomi says they have reached out to the game developer and a fix is being worked on.

As for other issues, here’s the status update from the company:

1. Widevine L1 to support HD Netfilx: Still investigating with Google and Qualcomm.

2. Status bar – no battery percentage display : In progress.

3. Status bar – no notifications app icons display: In progress.

4. Support 4K 60fps on back camera: Still investigating.

5. “OK Google” is not working: Originally planned to release in next version, but as there is some stable issues so we need help to text on Open beta first, will integrate in the latest Open Beta, check the link here.

6. PUBG Moble audio issue: Please wait for the next software update.

To access the complete announcement, head here.

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Himanshu Arora

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