When people are mentioning the most popular smartphones in 2018, the POCO F1 is always talked about, thanks to its budget-friendly price. Even though people were always saying all kinds of good thing about the device, it is worthy to note that the phone also came with a fair share of its own problems.
Users have discovered that the smartphone did not support the essential Widewine L1 DRM component which ensures the HD playback on platforms like; Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, days after they started using the phone. There are also problems of screen bleeding in some of the units.
As users are battling how to overcome these problems, Xiaomi, on the other hand, is working hard in other to roll out various software updates for the device. In fact, a news report confirmed by Piunikaweb, said that Xiaomi is set to release a new update for the POCO F1 which will come with various features – including support for recording 960fps slow-motion video.
Details of POCO F1 January Update
The POCO F1 latest update will bear the V10.2.2.0. PEJMIXM tag but is only available now in Beta as confirmed by Xiaomi’s Alvin Tse in a tweet.
Also, outside adding new features and fixing the bugs that the phone came with, the updates will also come with the January Android security patch as announced on the POCO F1 user’s forum. These updates will make the night mode of the POCO F1 better than before. That been said, these features are already been enjoyed by the beta users for a period of time now. It is also worthy to note that the 960fps slow motion capabilities of the POCO F1 is not really the true 960fps. Instead, the 240fps will be interpolated to 960fps and played back on the display at 30fps.
The reason for this is that the Sony IMX 363 which is the POCO F1 camera sensor does not natively support 960fps slow-motion videos. There is no available information so far to reveal if the POCO F1 will get the support for Widevine L1. But we will keep you in touch with the updates as they are rolled out in POCO F1.
POCO F1 Specifications / features
This is one of the most affordable smartphones in the market. The phone came in so many variants – starting with the lower 6GB RAM + 64GB storage to a mid-level 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, then to a top-level 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant. The company also sell a premium armoured variant in 128GB and 256GB capacities. As for the camera, the phone has a primary camera of 12MP mated to a 5MP secondary depth sensor. The phone uses a 20MP selfie camera at the front. And the phone came with a 4000mAh battery capacity which is capable of delivering more than 7 hours of screen time as stated in our review.