[OTA goes live!] Poco F1 will get MIUI 11, clarifies the company head

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Xiaomi disrupted the way OEMs price their devices. On the other hand, OnePlus started the tradition of bringing flagship chipsets to mid-range smartphones. Other brands had to take the route of these companies to thrive in the market.

Eventually, Xiaomi followed OnePlus, but with a different strategy. They gave birth to a new sub-brand to launch mid-range phones with flagship processors. That’s how we got Poco F1 (outside India, it has the name Pocophone F1).

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Poco F1 lends the processing power from Snapdragon 845. Despite offering up to 256 GB onboard storage, memory expansion via SD card is available. You have to sacrifice the SIM slot to do that, though.

On the optics-front, it has a dual rear camera setup and a 20 MP selfie shooter. Coming out of the box with Android 8.1 (Oreo), Poco F1 already received Android 9 (Pie) update. Now, the users are waiting for Android 10 given it arrived on Google Pixels 20 days ago.

It is true that Xiaomi took in beta testers for Android Q. In came Google, eliminating the naming-after-desserts tradition. So technically, what the company will rollout is Android 10 beta (there is no official wording on the release yet).

To recall, the device got September security patch before a week in the form of MIUI 10.3.8.0. It didn’t bring anything new to the plate. And, they skipped August patch altogether.

Cut to now, all the eyes are expecting Android 10. Much to their dismay, Xiaomi published a list of phones eligible for the new OS iteration, which didn’t include Poco F1. Hence, speculations broke out it is not going to get the update.

However, the company chief Alvin Tse has announced on Twitter that the users will get MIUI 11 when it rolls out globally. He didn’t mention any timeframe as to when the OTA goes live.

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Poco India head C. Manmohan also tweeted out the same to pacify the users. In case you are not aware, the smartphone has a broad user-base in the country. And, many people are eagerly waiting for Poco F2 there.

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Note:- Don’t forget to stay tuned to our Xiaomi section so that you can know when MIUI 11 releases.

Update 1 (October 16)

The global MIUI 11 update is coming to multiple Xiaomi devices from October 22, among them Poco F1, Redmi Note 7 series, Redmi K20, Redmi 7/7A, and more. For further details, see here.

Update 2 (October 19)

MIUI 11 beta recruitment for Poco F1 & some Redmi phones is open for registration ahead of stable rollout. Details here.

Update 3 (October 28)

Finally, the Poco F1 MIUI 11 update is now rolling out in stable as version 11.0.5.0.PEJMIXM. Besides the MIUI 11 changes, it also brings October security patch, but the base OS remains Android 9 Pie.

If the OTA hasn’t arrived yet, check out the rest of the story and the download link for manual installation here.

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