[Updated] Poco F1 Android Pie: Xiaomi aware of missing notch hide option and battery drain issues

Last week, after the stable version of the Poco F1 Android Pie update was made available, Xiaomi acknowledged a couple of issues with the update.

Firstly, the company clarified the Ambient Display option got included in the build by mistake. And secondly, it confirmed the touch issue fix included in the update has been rolled back due a critical problem.

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If that wasn’t enough for a bad start, it now looks like the Poco F1 Android 9.0 Pie update has introduced a couple of problems as well. To begin with, users are complaining about faster battery drain, and in a major development, the Chinese company has said they are looking into the issue.

Alvin Tse, who is head of Pocophone Global at Xiaomi, confirmed this while replying to a complainant on Twitter.

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Coming to the next problem, looks like the update has taken away the ability to hide notch as well. Several users are reporting this issue. Take a look:

Team Poco support confirmed the problem on Twitter, saying they are aware of it, and a fix is being worked on.

Hey Vineet, we are aware of this. We are working on a solution. Rest assured, we will have it solved in the upcoming updates

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While the stable Pie update arriving with multiple problems isn’t good news for Poco F1 users, it’s good to see the company quickly acting on complaints. Here’s hoping these problems will get fixed for all Poco F1 users sooner than later.

Other Poco F1 related updates

Earlier this week, Xiaomi also shared latest updates on other Poco F1 features/bug fixes they’ve been working on. Here’s the crux of what all they shared in this regard:

  • Issue with ‘Ok Google’ not working in some cases is still being worked on
  • Widevine L1 support (required for, say, HD Netfilx) will be available in beta sometime this quarter
  • Xiaomi has plans to bring Face unlock support for apps – a solution is currently being researched on
  • Support for 4K 60FPS recording is still in works
  • Option to let 3rd party apps use full screen display is in works
  • Support for app badges with notification count is in works
  • Support for recording native sounds when using screen recorder is also in works

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Following is the list of issues that have been resolved or features that have implemented:

  • Night mode support and 1080P 960 FPS slow-motion is now available in open beta
  • Poco Launcher now supports Dark mode feature. Plus, support for customized app icon size and desktop grid has also been added to the launcher.
  • Issue with battery icon getting displayed with wrong pattern during charging has been resolved. Fix currently available in development version
  • Compatibility issues with Asphalt 8 and 9 have been fixed
  • Issue with Time and Weather overlapping on the notification tray has also been resolved
  • Regarding the ‘Status bar – no notifications app icons display‘ issue, Xiaomi says “Finished. Please try on the beta version (MIUI 10 Global 8.10.17). You can turn on this feature like ‘Settings-Notifications & Status bar-Show Icons for incoming notifications.’ The App icons will display in 2 scenarios: after unlock the phone or receive the notifications.

Update (December 18):

Update (December 26):

Next stable Poco F1 pie update is coming soon, will fix battery drain and other issues. Details 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 (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 (January 14):

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

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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.

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Himanshu Arora

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