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After Poco decides its future, Poco F1 starts getting Android 10 update finally with MIUI 11

Poco has started rolling out the beta version of the Android 10 based MIUI 11 ROM to the users of the Poco F1. The stable build is expected to roll out soon.

twitter-logo Amritanshu Mukherjee   New Delhi     Last Updated: January 22, 2020  | 17:33 IST
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Highlights

  • Poco F1 has started getting the Android 10 update in beta.
  • The Pocophone F1 in global markets has started getting a stable Android 10 update.
  • The Poco F1 still sells in India at a starting price of Rs 14,999.

After almost a year of believing that Xiaomi's Poco brand is dead with no word out on the streets, Poco is suddenly back in limelight. A couple of days ago, Poco announced its departure from Xiaomi and now, its first phone is finally getting another major update. The Poco F1 has been treated as Xiaomi's flagship for the last two years and even with the brand going away, the second Android OS update is being rolled out for the device.

Yes, if you are using the Poco F1, you should be happy to know that Poco has started to roll out the Android 10 update. The update is based on MIUI 11, which came out a few months ago on the F1. However, do note that Android 10 is still being fed to beta testers of Poco and once the bugs are removed, Poco will roll out the stable update to all Poco F1 users.

On the other hand, the global variant of the Poco F1, which is popularly known as the Pocophone F1, has started getting stable version of Android 10 based on MIUI 11. The Pocophone F1 is also being given the January Security patch with the new update. Certain users have reported that the stable update weighs almost 1.9GB and it brings all of the Android 10 specialities on board.

In India, the Poco F1 still sells as the cheapest phone coming with the Snapdragon 845 chipset. You can get the base variant of the Poco F1 with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage at a price of Rs 14,999. Unlike flagship phones from 2018, the F1 has been regularly getting timely Android security patches as well as Xiaomi's own MIUI updates.

With the Android 10 update, it now remains to be seen whether Poco continues to deliver future Android updates, given that the F1 has already got two Android updates in its lifetime. The F1 launched in 2018 with Android 8 Oreo onboard and it received the Android 9 Pie update last year. The Android 10 update is its second update and most manufacturers usually give two Android updates. Chances are that Poco might pull off a OnePlus and give out a third Android OS update to the F1.

Meanwhile, the company is teasing the possibilities of multiple Poco devices launching this year after its separation from Xiaomi. Rumours have it that Poco may launch a Lite version of the F2 as well as a full-fledged F2 with the top-of-the-line Qualcomm chipset.

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