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Original story (published on July 30, 2020) follows:

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (Poco F1) is in line to get the MIUI 12 update. In fact, it’s been there for a long time now and users are now getting concerned. The update has been under internal testing and Poco also kick-started the recruitment for pilot testers last month.

Unfortunately, the stable version is yet to see the light of day. Last week, we reported that the Poco F1 might get MIUI 12 within this week, but it did not. That information was taken from the official Poco India Telegram group.

But now, in a new message on the official Pocophone F1 Global group, the owner of the group has claimed that the Poco F1 will be getting the MIUI 12 update next week, postponed from this week. Although, there’s no mention of why there has been a delay.

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This means that the device will only get the update in August. But it isn’t surprising since we’ve also reported that the Global, Russian and Indonesian units will also get the upcoming software in the month of August. Thus it appears the Poco F1 will indeed bag the MIUI 12 update in August itself in all regions.

If this information is now confirmed, it means that users should expect to get the much-awaited MIUI 12 skin on the Pocophone F1 within the first week of August. That is if there are no other delays.

Of course, the update will not roll out to all Pocophone F1 (Poco F1) users. Instead, those who have been selected for the Pilot testing program will get the update first. Only after a successful testing phase will the update begin rolling out on a wider scale.

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What this means is that users who aren’t part of the Pilot testing program will have to continue waiting for the stable build to be released. At the moment, there is no ETA provided for the stable rollout.

But we can expect to see it release within two to three weeks after the pilot testing begins according to the official announcement on the Poco India Telegram group.

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As usual, we will continue tracking the Poco F1 MIUI 12 update status and will post an update once new information surfaces. Meanwhile, you can check out our MIUI 12 update tracker to know when it arrives on your device.

Update 1 (August 6)

It now appears that the MIUI 12 update for the Pocophone F1 (Poco F1) has been postponed yet again. According to a message shared on the official Poco F1 and Poco Community India Telegram groups, the update will arrive “next week”. Déjà vu right? See the full story here.

Update 2 (August 8)

In response to a user’s tweet regarding the MIUI 12 update for the Poco F1, a Poco India official claimed that the update will roll out in the next few weeks. Unfortunately, no other details were shared. Check out his exact response below:

In the next few weeks!

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Update 3 (September 02)

IST: 07:50 pm: Pocophone F1/Poco F1 users are quietly waiting for the MIUI 12 update to hit their devices. One of the users took to Mi Community forum and asked as to when to expect the MIUI 12 for Poco F1. The Mi Community forum’s feedback team has responded stating Poco F1 Global Beta Stable is rolling out to random users for testing. Read the full coverage here.

Update 4 (September 03)

IST: 11:25 am: Pocophone F1/Poco F1 users must be excited to know that the MIUI 12 update is expected to be rolled out very soon. A Poco Executive has responded to a user asking the status of MIUI 12 update on the Poco F1. The Executive mentioned in a Twitter post that the update will be releasing very soon. See the full details here.

Update 5 (September 09)

IST 05:49 pm: Poco seems to have begun rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for the Pocophone F1 (Poco F1). The update bears the software version 12.0.1.0.QEJMIXM and is reportedly available to Poco F1 MIUI 12 beta testers. See the full story here.

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