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Original story (published on July 16, 2020) follows:

The Poco F1 which is sold in other markets as the Pocophone F1 was first unveiled in 2018 running Android 8 Oreo. It has been almost three years now and the device is in its last leg of support.

MIUI 12, Xiaomi’s new skin on top of Android 10 has been steadily rolling out to eligible devices and the Poco F1 is in line to get this update. Yesterday, we saw reports that the update is expected to ‘hopefully’ hit those devices sometime in August.

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Poco F1

Later that day, we saw the Poco F1 bag an update, only this was the June 2020 security patch on top of MIUI 11. Users of this device who are understandably anxious to get the MIUI 12 update have since been pushing to know the exact state of development of this new firmware for their device.

In the Frequently Asked Questions section of the above-mentioned update’s release statement, Xiaomi seeks to answer all users who keep asking about MIUI 12 for the Poco F1.

Q : Where is the MIUI 12 update?
A : MIUI 12 for POCO F1 is currently under internal testing. It will be released to Mi Pilots (selected users) as a Beta Stable when ready. Do NOT ask for ETA.


In response to yet another Poco F1 user who sought to find out why the most recent update was only incremental and not feature-packed, a Mi Community moderator confirms that;

There won’t be any new features as MIUI 11 development has stopped to make way for MIUI 12. This is just a security patch with some under-the-hood optimizations to make this ready for MIUI 12 update. You’ll get more features with MIUI 12, so stay tuned. Cheers! 🙂

If indeed the MIUI 12 build for Poco F1 is currently under internal testing and the latest incremental update was meant to lay the ground for MIUI 12, it is only a matter of time before we get a Beta build of the same, followed by a limited rollout. Going by this development, MIUI 12 might roll out to the Poco F1 in August after all. But of course, this remains subject to further confirmation from Xiaomi.

Update 1 (July 25)

The Poco F1 in India might get the MIUI 12 update next week according to a new announcement made on the official Poco India telegram group. It will first be released to Mi Pilot testers who have been selected. See the full story here.

Update 2 (July 30)

It appears that the MIUI 12 update for the Pocophone F1 has been postponed to next week rather than this week. It will first be rolled out to selected Mi Pilot testers and the stable version should be available once the pilot testing ends, which often takes 2-3 weeks. See the full story here.

Update 3 (August 6)

Hop on board the déjà vu train since the Pocophone F1 (Poco F1) MIUI 12 update has been postponed yet again. Like last time, the update is now expected to arrive “next week” according to a message shared on the official Poco F1 and Poco Community India Telegram groups. Catch the full story here.

Update 4 (September 2)

IST: 07:51 pm: A Mi Community Forum team member has today responded to a user looking for the MIUI 12 update status for the Poco F1. The member said that Poco F1 Global Beta Stable is rolling out to random users for testing. MIUI Global Stable ROM for the device will be released after successful, smooth and efficient performance on the MIUI 12 Beta Stable ROM. See the full details here.

Update 4 (September 2)

IST: 11:30 am: A lot of users are eagerly waiting for the MIUI 12 update on their Pocophone F1/Poco F1, and a curious user took to Twitter looking for an answer. In response, a Poco Executive said that the update will be releasing very soon. See the full details here.

Update 5 (September 9)

IST 05:39 pm: It seems that Poco has begun rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for the Pocophone F1 (Poco F1). The update bears the software version and is reportedly available to Poco F1 MIUI 12 beta testers. Catch all the details here.

Update 6 (September 11)

IST 01:55 pm: Poco F1 users have been reporting bugs/issues after installing MIUI 12, and it’s now coming to light that the problems will be addressed (hopefully soon). Also, the banned Chinese apps have been taken away from MIUI 12 for the Poco F1 users too. Here‘s the complete story.

NOTE: We have these and many more Xiaomi stories in our dedicated Xiaomi section.

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