Poco F1 (Pocophone F1) news: bugs, issues, problems, and new updates
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Update (September 05, 2018):
From when the Android Pie and MIUI 10 update will arrive, to fix for known Poco F1 issues, Xiaomi has revealed everything. Details here.
Update (September 15, 2018):
While the company says the Poco F1 ghost touch isn’t a problem at their end, the multi touch issues are being investigated. For more info, head here.
Update (September 19, 2018):
We have collected a new wave of confirmations and updates from the company regarding Poco F1 issues. Head here to know more.
Update (December 15, 2018):
Xiaomi has confirmed that the Poco F1 Pie update included Ambient Display by mistake. In addition, the touch screen issue fix has also been rolled back. This and lot more in our latest Poco F1 coverage here.
Update (December 26, 2018):
Next stable Poco F1 pie update is coming soon, will fix battery drain and other issues. Details here.
Update (December 29, 2018):
Poco F1 Widevine L1 support gets delayed, 4K 60FPS recording in final testing. Check out latest Poco F1 feedback shared by the company here.
Update (January 08, 2019):
Team Poco has confirmed some important details related to Poco F1 bugs/issues and new features. The battery drain and touch issues have been fixed internally and will be available in next update. In addition, features like 960FPS slo-mo and Night mode are coming as well.
The company has also confirmed the 4K 60FPS recording feature is coming, and have asked for details from those facing PUBG issues. Catch the complete story here.
Update (January 14, 2019):
Are you waiting for the Poco F1 Widevine L1 support, well, here’s why you shouldn’t get your hopes too high.
Update (January 18, 2019):
New update for Poco F1 has been announced. It brings support for 960 fps slow-mo video. But does it include Widevine L1 support? Check out the story here.
Update (January 21, 2019):
Poco executive has suggested users to ask PUBG devs to fix notch issue on Android Pie. Alvin Tse, Global Head of Xiaomi’s Pocophone division, reached out to Tencent Mobile to fix notch related issues with PUBG on Poco F1 running Android Pie. Details here.
Update (January 23, 2019):
Newest MIUI 10.2 update for Poco F1 brings a bug where users can’t add or change any APN settings. Users from UK are mostly affected. More info here.
Update (January 28, 2019):
Poco F1 battery drain issue due to Android Pie, Xiaomi exec says. After January update, Poco F1 users are again reporting massive battery drains. Poco exec Alvin is now pointing towards Google for battery draining on Android Pie. Details here.
Update (January 29, 2019):
Though Poco F1 is popular in mobile gaming community, but it doesn’t support controllers like DualShock 4. However Xiaomi might bring support in future. For more info, head here.
Update (February 07, 2019):
Poco F1 February update delayed, contains touch issues fix. The upcoming February stable update with those fixes is delayed till early March. Details here.
Update (February 14, 2019):
Xiaomi announced to bring Dolby Atmos support for Poco F1. Now a company executive has claimed that it was a mistake and Xiaomi doesn’t have any plan to do it now. Details here.
Update (February 25, 2019):
Now Xiaomi is pointing finger towards partners for delaying Widevine L1 certification of Poco F1. Meanwhile new phones are launched by the OEM with Widevine L3 on board. Details here.
Update (February 26, 2019):
In a surprise turn of events, Xiaomi has started updating Poco F1 to Widevine L1 via newest beta update (MIUI 9.2.25). Details here.
Update (March 1, 2019):
After Android Pie update, Poco F1 and other phone users are having notch handling bugs with PUBG Mobile. The upcoming March update of the game may solve it finally. Details here.
Update (March 5, 2019):
Update (March 8, 2019):
Xiaomi has started to roll out the initial stable March update for Poco F1. This OTA brings February security patch along with a number of touch fixes. Details here.
Update (March 9, 2019):
Are you looking forward to Poco F2? Interested in what others are expecting from the device? Check out our latest coverage by heading here.
Update (March 11, 2019):
Xiaomi is currently rolling out MIUI 9.3.7 beta update for Poco F1 and other phones. It brings iOS like persistent lockscreen after face unlock feature. Read here to know more.
Update (March 13, 2019):
Poco F1 gets huge discount (now available for as low as INR 16,499 in India) – is Poco F2 (or Pocophone F2) launch approaching? Read our latest coverage here.
Update (March 13, 2019):
C Manmohan, Poco India GM, has decided to share a more elaborate changelog of the latest stable 10.2.3.0 update for Poco F1. We have updated our original story.
Update (March 15, 2019):
The latest global beta of MIUI (9.3.14) brings per-app notch handling support for Poco F1. PUBG notch issue is reportedly fixed using the new option. See here for details.
Update (March 22, 2019):
Xiaomi brings Mi 9 exclusive Game Turbo mode as well as in-game Toolbox 2.0 to Poco F1 with this week’s MIUI global beta update (9.3.21). Take a look at our article for further info.
Update (March 22, 2019):
A number of banking apps and games like Fortnite can not properly determine the USB debug mode status on Poco F1, thus wrongfully prevent users to use them. Give this a read to know about the situation in details.
Update (March 26, 2019):
2018’s Pocophone F1 has redefined the benchmark of budget friendly flagship phones. Will Poco F2, the probable successor, continue the same legacy? Take a look at our article, where we have tried to find the answer.
Update (April 4, 2019):
After the early March update, Xiaomi is now rolling out the next stable update for Poco F1 in April. It brings Widevine L1, [email protected], Game Turbo etc. Head over to this article for further details, including download links.
Update (April 5, 2019):
Several Mi phones, including Poco F1, have a bug that malfunctions picture-in-picture mode with full screen gestures of MIUI 10 – even on the latest build. Details here.
Update (April 9, 2019):
According to a number of user feedback and independent auditing, the Pocophone F1 and other Xiaomi phones running MIUI 10 have several bugs in Work Profile. Take a look at this story to know more.
Update (April 12, 2019):
The latest stable update for Poco F1 reportedly breaks fast charging. The screen freezing is still unresolved, although the company issues a fix via beta. Head over to this article for details.
Update (April 30, 2019):
From leaked firmware details to official teasers, we have accumulated the latest info about the probable successor to the hugely successful Poco F1. Take a look at this article to know more about the Pocophone F2.
Update (May 1, 2019):
A company executive has hinted that Xiaomi might skip the May update for Pocophone F1, as Qualcomm is pushing new patches for a recent vulnerability. For further details, see here.
Update (May 15, 2019):
Xiaomi officials have started to tease an upcoming Snapdragon 855 powered phone as the “Flagship Killer 2.0”. Are we looking at the Poco F2?
Update (May 16, 2019):
A recent update of the Poco Launcher app reportedly saturates the home screen of Poco F1 with duplicate icons of the RAM/memory cleaner. Details here.
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