And here I though the Pocophone F1 can’t get any better. The company surprised us by upping the ante a further.
How? Well, apparently the Pocophone F1 will be getting 4K 60fps video, aside from the upcoming 960fps slo-mo and night mode.
That’s according to a Tweet by Chandolu Manmohan, general manager of POCO India. In a previous Tweet, he mentioned two new features 960 slo-mo and night mode in a stable build arriving in about two weeks. This will also fix reported battery drain and touch issues.
The 4K 60fps video feature will roll out in a stable update in February. Currently, the Pocophone F1’s camera originally supported only 30fps recording at 2160p and 1080p quality.
As for the Widevine L1 issue (you can read about it HERE) where the phone can’t stream HD videos from streaming services like Netflix, they are working with partners to address this. Fixing this one might be tricky as it’s said Widevine can’t be installed through an over-the-air update.
And regarding 4K 60 FPS, we will be rolling it out in the stable update in February. We are working with our partners to also provide Widevine L1 certification.
We will continue to focus on providing the best experience on POCO F1. (2/2)@IndiaPOCO
— C Manmohan (@cmanmohan) January 7, 2019
The Pocophone F1 features a 6.18-inch full HD IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, an Adreno 640 GPU, 12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, and a 20MP selfie shooter. It runs on MIUI 9.6 on top of Android Oreo, and powered by a 4,000 mAh battery with quick charge. It also comes with face unlock via IR scanning, a liquid cooling system, a fingerprint scanner, and a USB Type-C port.
The Pocophone F1 comes in two variants in the Philippines, 6GB+64GB and the 6GB+128GB, priced at PHP17,990 and PHP19,990, respectively.