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Xiaomi POCOphone F1 gets an upgrade: Welcome Android 10.

Xiaomi just released Android 10 on the POCOphone F1, giving consumers one more reason to give it another look.

Published onMarch 6, 2020

The Pocophone F1 was the first entry into Xiaomi’s POCOphone subsidiary back in 2018. At the time, it caught nearly everyone’s eye because of its incredible value for the money. Though the device’s Snapdragon 845 SoC is a little dated compared to some of the more recent competition, it’s still a decent purchase. And today, Xiaomi has begun rolling out Android 10 to the Pocophone F1, giving consumers one more reason to give it another look.

According to Piunika Web, the update first rolled out in January but only to a select number of users. Xiaomi then planned for a global release in February, but the company had to put the update on hold to take care of a few bugs. Finally, Xiaomi began the Android 10 based MIUI 11 beta global release two days ago, March 4. Not even 48 hours later, POCOphone F1 owners began reporting they were receiving the stable version of Android 10 even if they weren’t participating in the beta program (h/t: Android Police).

Read also: Pocophone F2: The one we’re waiting for, but can lightning strike twice?

The update brings all the standard Android 10 goodness along with it, but the POCOphone F1’s MIUI 11 skin also adds a few more tweaks of its own. Users can expect the new Android system-wide dark mode, better privacy, new fonts, and even OPPO, Xiaomi, and vivo’s new Apple AirDrop alternative. There are also several other new additions introduced here, including the February Android security patch.

If you have a Xiaomi POCOphone F1, you can most likely expect the Android 10 OTA update to land on your device soon. You can also manually check for the update by navigating to Settings > About phone.

Xiaomi POCOphone F1
Xiaomi POCOphone F1
Still a great value
Though the POCOphone F1 is going on two years old, it's still worth a look. The device rocks the Snapdragon 845 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of expandable storage, and a 4,000mAh battery. It may not be the latest and greatest, but it's still a solid option, especially considering the price.

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