New Update Boosts Pocophone F1's Gaming Prowess Quite A Bit

The Pocophone F1 (also known as the POCO F1) has just started receiving a new update which will, amongst other things, boost the phone’s gaming prowess. MIUI is rolling out to the device as we speak, and it brings Game Turbo to the phone, same goes for various other additions that you may be interested in.

Those of you who are not familiar with Game Turbo, it is essentially a framework enhancement which results in CPU and GPU smart allocation, and that provides more system resources for games, resulting in an even more fluid gaming experience. You will find this option in the phone’s MIUI Security application once you update the device.

Game Turbo is one of the most notable additions of this update, but it’s not the only one. MIUI also adds 4K 60fps recording to the device, which was one of the most highly-requested features, and on top of that, new modes for the camera will be added along with this.

Those of you who have been waiting for the Widevine L1 support, well, it’s here, you can now play HD content on Amazon Prime Video and Hotstar without a problem, though Netflix support is still not here, unfortunately. Support for Netflix is coming really soon, so stay tuned for that.

This update also brings various fixes to the table, and also the face unlock support for the App lock application on the device. This update will also make it possible for you to stay on the lock screen after unlocking the device with Face unlock (if you opt for that option), while you can also restrict opening Notification shade on the lock screen now if you want.

This update weighs about 515MB, and it also brings Android security patch for March 2019 to the table. The update is already rolling out to the Pocophone F1 units, though do keep in mind it may not arrive to your phone straight away, this is a staged rollout after all. If you want, you can download it manually and flash it, though that’s not something we would recommend if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing.

The Pocophone F1 was announced in August 2018, and it was presented as a flagship phone with a budget price tag. The Pocophone F1 managed to get a lot of publicity thanks to Xiaomi, and it actually has plenty to offer at its price tag. The phone came with two rear-facing cameras, a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, and a rather wide notch on the front.

The Pocophone F1 is fueled by the Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core processor, while it is available in both 6GB and 8GB RAM variants. A large 6.18-inch fullHD+ display is also included in the package, while the phone includes a large 4,000mAh battery as well, and stereo speakers. A 3.5mm headphone jack is included on the phone as well, while the phone also brings forth two SIM card slots.

The Pocophone F2 is expected to arrive later this year, quite probably also in August, though we haven’t really seen all that many leaks when it comes to that phone. The device will presumably ship with the Snapdragon 855 64-bit octa-core processor, at least 6GB of RAM, and Android 9 Pie out of the box. A smaller display notch is expected this time around, though it is possible that Xiaomi may replace it with a display camera hole, or a pop-up camera setup.

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