Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO had launched the POCO F1 running on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and during the launch event, the company had promised that it will soon roll out the Android 9.0 Pie update.
Keeping its promise, Xiaomi has started rolling out the Android 9.0 Pie based MIUI 10.1 Stable ROM, as per users on the MIUI forum. The Pie update has the version number V10.1.3.0.PEJMIFI, is 1.7GB in size and comes with Android security patch for November 2018.
The POCO F1 was launched with MIUI 9.6 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and unlike other Xiaomi devices, the POCO F1 was launched with a customized version of MIUI that was dubbed as MIUI for POCO.
The changelog posted on the MIUI forums mentions that the OTO brings Android 9.0 Pie, Google Lens support and fixes several bugs. However, the update is missing the 960fps slow-motion video recording that was spotted in the beta update earlier this month.
The MIUI 10.1 update based on Android 9.0 Pie brings several new features to the POCO F1 such as improved gesture navigation, a new recents menu, Android P-like volume slider, PiP mode and much more.
Xiaomi is yet to confirm the stable rollout of the Android Pie update for the POCO F1, some users have started receiving the update. Like all previous MIUI updates, this update is also being rolled out in phases and all users will receive this update in the coming days.
While the POCO F1 was launched with a starting price tag of Rs. 20,999, the company earlier this month reduced the device’s price by Rs. 1,000 to make it more competitive. The device is already the cheapest Snapdragon 845 powered smartphone in India.