The Pocophone F1 by Xiaomi was launched last year, but it was lacking support for Widevine L1. This meant videos on various streaming platforms, including Netflix and Amazon Prime, played in Standard Definition, even if you paid for HD content. The General Manager of Poco India announced on Twitter than an OTA update with the fix is finally coming to beta users.
Guys! You asked for it, we got it. #POCOF1 is now Widevine L1 certified. We have started rolling out an OTA update (version - 9.2.25) for beta users . Once the beta test is complete, we shall roll it in the upcoming stable updates. We really appreciate your patience.@IndiaPOCOó C Manmohan (@cmanmohan) February 26, 2019
The update rolling out is version 9.2.25 should enable Widevine L1 support, but the global leader of Pocophone Alvin Tse said earlier this month some partners do not wish to certify already launched devices, so this is one of the reasons users still canít play movies in HD on Netflix. Sources say that Amazon is finally working as intended after the update.
Since the 9.2.25 update is currently in beta, Pocophone might need some time to clear all the issues, including the troubles with licensing, mentioned above. Once everything is ready, all Pocophone F1 users should get it.
very good point. i came from note 8 and razer phone 1 myself, and i did not miss alot of things going into the pocophone f1. even now that i have since got for myself a razer phone 2 for over a week, i still prefer using the pocophone f1 over it.
The Pocophone F1 isn't a flagship to begin with ...its a budget phone with flagship specs but people keep mixing it up and saying its a flagship phone with budget specs (like the camera, build, etc). As for why people call it a flagship killer; its...