Latest updates on Poco F1 problems, issues, and bugs (including screen bleeding)

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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.

Original story follows:

Xiaomi recently revealed that its new budget flagship Poco F1 earned the company INR 200 crores in its fist sale, which translates into around $2 billion.

Of course, that’s impressive.

And guess what, the device is again on (open) sale today, just in case you’re looking to purchase it.

However, in this story, the focus is on the problem, bugs, or issues reported with the device. And there are many.

We first covered about Poco F1 problems a couple of weeks back. At that time, the company offered word on several issues.

The list included Ok Google not working, PUBG mobile audio problem, missing notification icons, 4K 60fps support for rear camera, and Widevine L1 HD compatibility issue.

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Then last week came the second wave of confirmations.

Poco offered word on the multi touch problems (that have been reported pretty widely), as well as confirmed notch cutting PUBG mobile content.

And now, we have collected for you the third wave of confirmations and updates from the company regarding Poco F1 issues.

To begin with, the company has confirmed an issue that causes yellow tint in images taken through the device’s camera.
https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1042268176594219008

Also, Poco support responded in affirmative when asked if the camera shutter lag can also be fixed:
https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1042269105766768640

There are also reports that both Asphalt 8 and 9 are showing as incompatible with the Poco F1.

The company says they are working with game developer Gameloft to fix this.
https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1041991866751873024

Moving on, Poco also effectively acknowledged the screen bleeding problem, saying they did receive such complaints.

The company says in some cases they even offered replacements.
https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1041902843668647936

So you are advised to get in touch with Poco if your unit is also plagued with screen bleeding problem.

Next up, the issue where Android Auto display is chopped off on the head unit has also been brought to the company’s notice.
https://twitter.com/cmanmohan/status/1040484711431385088

All these issues should be fixed in the upcoming update.

However, sadly, there’s currently no concrete information as to when the update in question will arrive.

Regarding Android Pie and MIUI 10 (the latter has already officially started rolling out to some Xiaomi devices), Poco says both are coming soon:
https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1041951652360667136
https://twitter.com/IndiaPOCO/status/1041939411435507712
https://twitter.com/cmanmohan/status/1042041881952174081

Let us know your Poco F1 thoughts and experience in comments below.

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