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Original story (published on July 22, 2020) follows:

The Pocophone F1 (Poco F1 in India) made a lot of waves when it launched back in 2018. The device spotted the then flagship chip from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 845, and equally flagship internals, all for less than $400.

As expected, such a device quickly gained a huge fanbase. Today, the aging device has already received its two promised versions of Android, currently running Android 10 with MIUI 11 on top and the July 2020 patch.

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Poco F1

The device is in line for an update to MIUI 12 soon. Recent reports indicated that the update would hit devices sometime in August and all indications are that this could come to fruition.

To recall, we saw the MIUI 12 Pilot test recruitment commence for the Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 8 Pro, and the Pocophone F1 at the same time back in June. Since then, Redmi Note 8 Pro has bagged a stable beta of the same although it is currently in a limited rollout.

The Redmi Note 7 has already been updated to MIUI 12 in China and the international market is set to get the same sometime soon. For the Poco F1, internal testing for MIUI 12 is underway.

When asked when exactly the MIUI 12 would be available to the Poco F1, a moderator on Mi Community says:

“Not sure. Note 8 Pro has just got the Beta Stable MIUI 12 for its Mi Pilot users, so POCO F1 could be next – hopefully! Cheers! :-)”

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The same announcement post also confirms that:

“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.”

All signs indicate that MIUI 12 for the Poco F1 is right around the corner and so users of this device should look forward to in the near future. We shall continue to keep an eye on this and update accordingly.

Update 1 (July 25)

A new announcement on the official Poco India telegram group suggests that the Poco F1 pilot testers in India will get the MIUI 12 update next week. Further, the Poco X2 is likely to be updated with MIUI 12 in August as well. See the full story here.

Update 2 (July 30)

Unfortunately, the MIUI 12 update will not be arriving this week as previously anticipated. The update has now been postponed to next week which means Poco F1 users should get MIUI 12 in August. See the full story here.

Update 3 (September 9)

IST 05:42 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. See the full story here.

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

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