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Original story (published on April 15, 2021) follows:

The Poco F3 has a pretty impressive spec sheet with its Snapdragon 870 processor, 120Hz AMOLED display, Dolby Atmos dual speakers, all encased in a strikingly slim 7.8mm body.

But perhaps its most extreme hardware feature is 360Hz touch sampling. This combined with the 120Hz refresh rate of the display promises the most responsive of touch screen experiences.

However, the real-world performance doesn’t at all seem that astronomical, at least for some users. There have been a few complaints stating that the touch response on the Poco F3 feels delayed/slow.


This is noticeable in games like Call of Duty Mobile and PUBG where even the slightest of sluggishness can bar you from securing that “chicken dinner”.

Users have observed that character movement lags slightly. All this is pretty ironic from a device that has been marketed as having a 360Hz touch response. Response rates this high typically translate to absolutely zero delays.

Nonetheless, the good news is that a Xiaomi executive has revealed that the dev team has merged some optimizations regarding the touch response on the Poco F3 into an upcoming update. This may come in the form of an OTA next month.


The team put in some optimisation, can try next OTA in May.

Also worth mentioning here is that the Redmi K40 may also be plagued by the same problem. After all, it is virtually the same device as the Poco F3 with the only difference being the branding.

This means that if the purported bug-fixing update truly performs as promised on the Poco F3 then the same can be expected for the Redmi K40 as well.

That said, you will be pleased to know that there is evidence affirming that the Poco F3 may bag the MIUI 12.5 update by the end of this month itself. More details here.


You might also want to keep an eye on our dedicated Poco MIUI 12.5 update tracker to stay in the loop.

Update 1 (May 28)

04:04 pm (IST): Although Xiaomi/Poco seems to have barely made any progress with regards to the touch screen issues on the Poco F3, some new info has now been given out:


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Simply love being surrounded by technology as it's a constant reminder of how far humans have advanced as a race. Every new development feels exciting, which I convey to others through writing. And after a day's work, gaming just feels therapeutic.

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