Xiaomi Poco F1 or Pocophone F1 was an absolute beast of a phone at an affordable price tag. It was simply the flagship killer to get when it first launched. Over the years, the price of the Poco F1 has gone down a lot, making it more of a value-for-money device than ever before. However, hardware is not always enough for consumers. Surely, for the price that you pay, the value offered by Poco F1 is unmatched. But now it is a two-year-old phone. How will it handle the software side of things from now on? Let’s take a look at the current status.
Will Poco F1 (Pocophone F1) get Android 11?
- No, Poco F1 (Pocophone F1) has already received two major OS updates. So, don’t get your hopes too high for a third OS upgrade.
Xiaomi promised two major OS updates along with minor security updates. And by all means, they held up to their promise. Poco F1 was launched with Android Oreo out of the box, and now it is running on Android 10. So, two major OS updates are done. Android 11 update for the Poco F1 seems a bit far-fetched.
Will Poco F1 (Pocophone F1) get MIUI 12?
- Yes, Poco F1 (PocoPhone F1) will get Android 10-based MIUI 12.
Update September 10: Pocophone F1 (Poco F1 for India) has started getting a stable MIUI 12 update (about 2GB in size) based on Android 10. The new update comes with version 220.127.116.11.QEJMIXM and packs August 2020 security patch.
We got two MIUI updates for F1, from MIUI 9 to MIUI 11. So, no complaints there either. But is this the end of the line for Poco F1’s software development? Well, the answer to that is No. Xiaomi has announced MIUI 12 globally on May 19. This version of MIUI 12 is based on Android 10. The company has also shared a list of eligible devices for the MIUI 12 update. In the list, we can see that the Poco F1 (Pocophone F1) is eligible to receive the MIUI 12 update. Currently, no specific date is known regarding the MIUI 12 rollout for Poco F1, but we believe the device will receive the update in September 2020. Currently, Xiaomi has announced the MIUI 12 Global Pilot Testing Program for Pocophone F1. If you know about Fastboot flashing and unlocking a bootloader, you can apply here to participate in the Global Stable Beta Program.
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The Poco F1 has a 6.18-inch FHD+ display with the Snapdragon 845 running the show. It has up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM with up to 256 GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. It has a battery capacity of 4,000 mAh battery along with support for Quick Charge 3.0. With specs like this, even in 2020, Poco F1 (Pocophone F1) seems like a solid buy for the price at which it is selling right now. Yes, the hardware is two years old, but these are flagship-level internals. Gaming on this phone is still a breeze. Surely, the software support will end soon, but if you can look past it and are just looking for a phone to play top-tier games at high settings but don’t want to pay a fortune, then this phone could be the answer.