Poco F1 to Get 960FPS Slo-Mo, 4K 60FPS Video Recording and More Later This Month

Jan 8, 2019
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Although it isn’t perfect by any means, Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 is effectively what OnePlus used to be back in the day. One would be hard-pressed to find a sub $400 Snapdragon 845-powered device in the era of $1,000 plus flagships, and the Poco F1 is a much-needed solution for those who do not want to spend too much. One of the notable features that it’s missing is the ability to record video at 4K 60fps and slow-motion video at 960fps. However, both features (and more) are en-route to the Poco F1 via a future update, according to a Tweet by the general manager of Poco India:

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The update also includes of Night mode for photos, which is expected to improve the quality of low light images. For now, you can check out the Google Camera port for the Poco F1 that almost does the job, albeit with a few hiccups. The first update will include both Night mode and 960FPS slo-mo video, but 4K 60FPS video recording will come in a stable update in February. It was possible to enable both features via some trickery but beyond the scope of several users.

Lastly, one of the updates will include the Widevine L1 certification for streaming HD Netflix and Amazon Video. Manmohan confirmed that Xiaomi and Pocophone are working to bring this to devices shortly too. There, is, however, one pressing issue that the company seems to have neglected so far. Although it might seem laughable, it affects a good chunk of the Poco F1’s userbase and the problem has been around since day 1.

PUBG Mobile—a game that took the market by storm upon its release—requires players to control their character using the knob located at the notched end of the panel. The notch cuts off some critical elements off the game, making the character harder to control. The fault is likely Xiaomi’s, as PUBG Mobile seems to work fine on other notched devices. Hopefully,  a fix is incoming for that too.

Source: 9to5google

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