If OnePlus was known to pack premium features at a relatively affordable price in its smartphones, Xiaomi has left its rival far behind in race with its smartphone Poco F1. When launched, Xiaomi’s Poco F1 used to run Android 8.1 Oreo skinned with MIUI 9.6 and was powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. In September, it got an MIUI 10 global Beta update followed by a stable upgrade this week.
And now, Xiaomi’s Poco Head Jai Mani has confirmed that the smartphone’s internals will get better going forward as the POCO F1 will surely get the Android Pie and Android Q updates. This means that Xiaomi will be following the two-year software support program that other OEMs also offer. But beyond that, the company is making no promises.
The company has already confirmed that Poco F1 mobile will be getting the latest Android update in Q4 this year. And as for Android Q, we can only pose this question once Google unveils its new operating system next year.
Mani is known to be very active on Twitter and spoke about Poco F1 getting the two updates in a response to a query asked by a user. We should say that we feel that after this announcement, we feel that Xiaomi Poco F1 is an even better buy than it was earlier.
Poco has also been a regular with updates and is doing its bit to fix issues that they hear in customer feedback. For instance, the compatibility issues that were reported with the PUBG Mobile recently have now been fixed. The company has also confirmed that it intends to fix the lack of Widevine L1 certification, that prevents the device from playing HD video during certain video streaming. A beta update for this will be released in the fourth quarter of this year too.
To recall, the smartphone was launched with 6.18-inch touchscreen display, 2.8GHz octa-core processor, 6GB RAM/64GB onboard storage, and a 4000mAh battery. For imaging duties, there is a dual rear camera setup with 12MP and 5MP sensors and the smartphone also houses a 20MP front facing snapper that can be used for selfies and video calls.