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Pocophone F1 to get Widevine L1 support

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Good news Poco owners! The Pocophone F1 will be getting the the Widevine L1 DRM support after all.

It was previously reported that the handset lacked support for this particular DRM, thus preventing it from playing videos in HD and higher quality from streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Video, iflix, and more.

Read: Xiaomi Pocophone F1 coming to the Philippines; Price starts at PHP17,990

According to recent tweet from Poco India GM Manmohan Chandolu (@cmamohan), the Pocofone F1 is now Widevine L1 certified.


The update is version 9.2.25, but there seems to have hit a bump on the road. According to Pocophone Global head Alvin Tse, some partners do not want to certify already launched devices, meaning users might still not be able play HD videos on Netflix.

Read: Pocophone F1 can’t play Netflix in HD

Anyway, the company has started rolling out the OTA update to its beta users. Once the testing is complete, they will roll out the stable updates to everyone else.

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The Pocophone F1 comes with a 6.18-inch full HD IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB RAM, up to 128GB storage, and a large 4,000mAh battery.

It features a 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera system and a 20MP selfie shooter. 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 is available in the Philippines with a price of PHP 17,990 for the 6GB+64GB, and PHP 19,990 for the 6GB+128GB.

Pocophone F1 specs:

  • Display: 6.18-inch Full HD IPS Display (2246 x 1080, 403 ppi),18.7:9 Aspect Ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Processor: Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • GPU: Adreno 640
  • RAM + Storage: 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB, MicroSD up to 256GB
  • Rear Cameras: 12MP (f/1.9) + 5MP (f/2.0) Dual Rear Camera, Dual Pixel PDAF, Dual LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 20MP Front Camera, f/2.0, [email protected]
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 80211ac, Dual band
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS: GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BEIDOU, AGPS
  • Others: Fingerprint Scanner (Rear), Face Recognition, microUSB, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • OS: MIUI 10.2.2, Android 9.0 Pie
  • Dimensions: 6.12 x 2.96 x 0.35 in, 180g
  • Battery: 4,000mAh Battery

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