Xiaomi launched the Poco F1 last year in August in India and it was the first smartphone under its sub-brand Poco. When launched, the smartphone ran Android 8.1 Oreo that was later updated to Android 9 Pie skinned with MIUI 10. Now, the Poco F1 is getting the much-awaited dark mode with the new MIUI 11.
The news was revealed by the PocoPhone Global Head Alvin Tse. Currently, the dark mode is available only in certain Xiaomi smartphones like the Redmi Note 7 that come with the stable version of MIUI. However, the company is already testing dark mode for all the Xiaomi smartphones in its MIUI 10 beta version. So, there is a chance that the dark mode will be coming to all the major devices of the company once the MIUI 10 stable version is released.
But Alvin Tse didn’t announce the time frame when the company will be releasing its MIUI 11. He only said that it “isn’t too far away”. It should also be noted that Google is bringing its newest Android Q update in 2019 that will come with a system-wide dark mode. Earlier this month, we learned that the Poco F1 will be getting the Android Q update. So, even though MIUI 11 didn’t bring the dark mode to the Poco F1, Android Q would have. But still, it remains to be seen if the Poco F1 will be getting the dark mode with the MIUI 11 first or the Android Q.
Alvin Tse replying to a user’s question about the new dark mode on Twitter said that “MIUI 11 will have dark mode”. He also explained why it was taking so long for the Poco F1 to receive the dark mode when the other Xiaomi smartphones had already gotten the new dark mode in beta and stable versions as well.
He said, “RN7 Pro [Redmi Note 7 Pro] is testing out dark mode first as they have a much bigger user base. Once dark mode stabilizes, it’ll be ported to MIUI 11 which isn’t too far away.” But other than that, he did not share the date of the new MIUI 11 roll out so for the time being, the users of Poco F1 will have to wait for the new update.
We should mention that although Poco F1 packed the Snapdragon 845 SoC and was priced in the mid-range segment in India, it is not known to have done too well. Xiaomi has created a niche for itself in the budget segment and its devices do the best when they are priced in that range.
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