The showrunner, the Poco F1, has had an amazing run ever since it debuted back in August this year. However, with all of that power, a lot of enthusiastic users found out that their Poco F1 was unable to record 4K video at 60FPS out of the box. Following the launch, while Xiaomi’s newly formed Poco brand launched, Poco India’s, Jai Mani took it to Twitter calm down a ton of enthusiastic Poco F1 users regarding the absence of a 4K/60 FPS in which he promised to release an update that would enable it if a considerable amount of users request for the feature.
Following that promise, the Poco F1 has seen major improvements thanks to Xiaomi’s excellent OTA updates. Not only has Xiaomi managed to enable 960 FPS slo-mo for the Poco F1 (just like the one found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9), but they’ve also promised to release an update that would allow Poco F1 users to experience Netflix in HD very soon. With 4K/60FPS underway, Xiaomi’s software team is speaking volumes here.
4K 60FPS recording
Development is done. Running final tests for maximum satisfaction – mentioned Xiaomi in their latest community update for the Poco F1.
For those who haven’t dug into the Poco F1, the Poco F1 uses the same main camera sensor on its rear as the Xiaomi Mi 8, Asus Zenfone 5Z and the Google Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL family. Even the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL lack 4K/60FPS recording. Neither of these phones are able to record 4K video at 60FPS with the exception of the Poco F1 now that development of the feature is in its final stages. While the Snapdragon 845 certainly does support 4K 60FPS, we thought that that the 4K/60FPS option wasn’t enabled due to the fact that the camera sensor was limiting the capabilities of what the SoC could achieve. Either way, this is massive news and it certainly tells us how focused the team over at Poco is.
There definitely seems to be a disconnect between the team over at Xiaomi and Poco now that the Poco is here. Not only is the Poco F1 leading the Mi 8 in features now, but it’s making the Poco F1 an even more enticing of a device that what many had expected.
Now all that’s left to be done by the folks over at Poco for the Poco F1 is to enable Netflix HD for the Poco F1 as soon as possible. Based on their initial Netflix HD release schedule, they’d better release it anytime now.
Whether other manufacturers are planning to follow Xiaomi/Poco’s suite is yet to be seen. But by the looks of it, Poco’s enthusiasm is definitely undeniable.