This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (published on August 29, 2020) follows:

NOTICE: We’ve created an archive of all major developments related to the Poco F1 smartphone and MIUI 12. We are continuously updating that page with the latest Pocophone F1 news so that you don’t need to search for information related to the device on a daily basis. Head here to access that page.

The Poco F1 — aka Pocophone F1 — has been in line to receive the stable MIUI 12 update for a long time. In mid-July, we reported that Xiaomi has resting MIUI 12 for the device internally and it has also begun recruiting beta testers.

Unfortunately, the release didn’t go according to plan since the update was postponed by a week only to be postponed yet again citing bugs and stability issues. But on August 10, Poco finally rolled out a MIUI 12 build for the Poco F1.

Poco F1

Although, this was only released for Mi Pilot testers who signed up for the program beforehand. What was even more disappointing is that the build did not bring many new features that were supposed to come along with MIUI 12.

Naturally, many users are now beginning to wonder when Poco will begin rolling out the stable MIUI 12 build for the Poco F1. And while Poco has not yet released an official statement, an admin of the official Mi Pilot testers group on Telegram has shed some light on the matter.

Responding to a users query regarding the update to MIUI 12 for the Poco F1, the admin stated that the next update will be a beta stable update. Here’s a screenshot of the comment made by the admin of the group:

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For the uninitiated, Xiaomi usually rolls out updates in three main stages to the public. First comes the update for the Mi Pilot testers, then it releases the beta stable update, after which, the stable version is released.

Therefore, it means that the next update for the Poco F1 may be released to a limited number of random users. While this isn’t an official announcement from Poco itself, it’s as close as it gets to being official.

As usual, we will continue to track the rollout and will post an update once any new information surfaces. Meanwhile, keep an eye out on our dedicated tracker for MIUI 12 to know more details regarding the rollout.

Update 1 (September 01)

IST: 01:12 pm: While Pocophone F1/Poco F1 MIUI 12 beta stable update was expected to go live soon, it may be delayed further due to existing bugs and issues. A beta tester has recently reported that the Pocophone F1 began overheating while recording a short 4K 30fps video.

The issue is not limited to just one beta tester as other also reported overheating of the device. There is no comment from Poco until this time. Read the full story here.

Update 2 (September 02)

IST: 08:00 pm: Poco F1 Global Beta Stable is currently 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, according to the Feedback team of the Mi Community forum. Read the full story here.

Update 3 (September 03)

IST: 11:35 am: A Poco Executive has confirmed that the MIUI 12 update will be releasing very soon for the Pocophone F1/Poco F1. This comes in response to a user’s tweet who wanted to know when the Poco F1 will be getting the MIUI 12 update. See the full details here.

Update 4 (September 09)

IST 05:43 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.

Update 5 (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.

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Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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