The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 will receive an update to Android Q

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 will receive an update to Android Q
Generally, consumers who want high-end performance and premium features at a lower price will opt for either a slightly older flagship or the OnePlus 6T. However, certain users are only interested in the performance, which is where Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 comes in.

At a price of just $370 in the US, the smartphone packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, 6GB of RAM and a respectable 64GB of internal storage. Out of the box, the device comes running Android 8.1 Oreo complete with the MIUI 9.6 overlay on top. Previously, Xiaomi has confirmed that an update to Android 9 Pie will be pushed out over the coming months. But according to Pocophone’s Head of Product, Jai Mani, this will be followed by “at least” next year’s Android Q update.

Presumably, the software will be paired with Xiaomi’s upcoming MIUI 11 custom overlay when it launches next year. Considering the usual timeline of Android releases, though, the Android Q update will probably not arrive until the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020.

Beyond this update, there is no guarantee Pocophone will continue to support the F1 with major Android releases. However, owners of the device will still have access to three years of software updates.

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Pocophone F1
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2246 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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9 Comments

1. Boast_Rider

Posts: 534; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Meh. 2 Major updates are common for every phone since 5-6 years. I would be impressed if they gave 3 like Google/OnePlus, or 5 like Apple.

2. Shubham412302

Posts: 568; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Google/OnePlus- Only 2 Apple - Keep on selling same phones for 5-6 years

5. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Keeps on selling same phones in developing markets, not everywhere. Like folks in India can't afford the XS, they buy older 6.

7. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Google's tech specs page for the Pixel 2,3 seems to indicate that buyers of the company's latest smartphones can expect to receive Android software updates for three years from the time of release.

8. Boast_Rider

Posts: 534; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

OnePlus is giving 3 updates to the OP3. It launched with Marshmallow, got Nougat, then Oreo and now will get P. Same with OP5, which will get updates till android Q and OP6 will get till android R. Also, you get additional one year of security updates, which takes the total to 3.5 years of support. Google is also promising 3 updates.

3. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

My Poco F1 should receive minimum 3 years of software update till Android R since it came with MiUi 9 on top oreo 8.1.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3102; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Stick to LineageOS and you'll get R or even S.

9. NateAdam8

Posts: 434; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

They should put the U.S. LTE Bands in it cause despite people buying high priced phones like Samsung, Apple and LG a good majority of the people in the U.S. can't afford the phones so if you good option, Just saying.

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