POCO F1 to get Widevine L1 support for HD playback soon

POCO F1 to get Widevine L1 support for HD playback soon

Bruce McAvoy

The POCO F1 debuted just two months back as the most affordable smartphone to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. However, the phone did come with a bunch of caveats and while Xiaomi is listening to its fans and fixing bugs and issues at a steady pace, there remains a prominent issue at hand. The POCO F1 was found lacking Widevine L1 support but the latest update from Xiaomi should put all the questions to rest.

According to an official announcement on MIUI Forums, Xiaomi is developing a solution with Google and Qualcomm and the Beta may be out by the end of this year. The company will be rolling out an update which will allow the POCO F1 to stream in HD on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Xiaomi is also working on 4K 60fps support for the rear camera on the POCO F1 along with some tweaks here and there.

The POCO F1 features a 6.18-inch full HD+ (2246x1080 pixels) IPS display and has an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 chipset and is backed by 6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage options. The storage can further be expanded by up to 256GB via microSD card.

On the photography front, the POCO F1 sports a dual camera on the back which consists of a 12-megapixel primary snapper and a secondary 5-megapixel camera for depth sensing. On the front, there's a 20-megapixel camera for selfies and IR face unlock. The phone draws power from a 4,000mAh battery which supports fast charging.