After receiving a permanent price cut of Rs 1,000 yesterday, Xiaomi’s Poco F1 smartphone is now getting a major update in the form of Android Pie. The update comes under a month after Xiaomi rolled out a beta version of Google’s latest mobile OS on the Snapdragon 845-powered smartphone.
After weeks of testing, Android 9 Pie is finally rolling out to the Poco F1 through an MIUI 10.1 update which shifts the build number of the device to V10.1.3.0.PEJMIFI. The update weighs in at 1.7GB and brings with it all the features of Android Pie on the Poco F1 as well as the latest Android security patches dated to November 2018.
With the latest Android 9.0 Pie version, users will be able to use the all-new gesture-based navigation coupled with new wellness features like Dashboard, which analyses the amount of time one speed on an application. The Pie update also brings new DND mode that turns the display in greyscale, while the Wind Down mode switches on Night Light when you are going to bed. Apart from this, there are new gesture controls, a new pill-shaped icon for navigations, refined notifications and Quick Settings, vertical volume controls and new power menu among others.
The changelog also indicates that Xiaomi has integrated the camera app with Google Lens feature and has also fixed issues revolving around the microphone and Android Auto. However, the update doesn’t include the ability to shoot slow-mo 960fps videos or the Super low-light mode which was rolled out to beta testers of the MIUI beta testing program last week.
The Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10.1 update to Poco F1 is rolling out starting today but it’ll be weeks till all devices running the Global build will be seeded with the update.