POCO F1 ‘Screen Bleeding’ Issue Blamed on Software by POCO, Users Disagree With the Notice

Poco India finally addressed the screen bleeding issue which was reported earlier by a large number of Poco F1 users. According to the brand, this is a gradient screen feature found in MIUI 9.


Xiaomi‘s sub-brand Pocophone debuted in the Indian market with Poco F1 in the month of August. While Pocophone F1 comes with an impressive price to performance ratio, many users recently reported screen bleeding issues on their devices. A large number of Indian users noticed some kind of weird illumination at the bottom edge of the display. The screen bleeding issue can be seen when the brightness is turned up in the dark. Not only Indian but some of the Indonesian users also reported this issue.

Well, Poco India has finally addressed this issue over a tweet. As per the brand, this issue is rather a software fault and not the hardware.

POCO F1 screen bleeding issue is due to a bright gradient, claims brand

According to the brand, this screen bleeding issue is nothing but a bright gradient at the bottom which is a part of the MIUI for Poco skin. If you’re not aware, Xiaomi redesigned their MIUI skin for their sub-brand Pocophone. The Chinese brand further claims that this feature is only available in MIUI 9 and this gradient screen is removed from MIUI 10 onwards. Adding further, the company acknowledged that around 0.3% of the units are affected by this light dispersion. As per the brand, this issue does not affect the smartphone’s performance and usability in any manner.

While some Poco F1 user still believes that the screen bleeding issue is due to some manufacturing issues. A Poco F1 user which goes by @HJ_Says on Twitter says that his device is still facing this gradient issue even though he is running the latest version of MIUI. When some users tried to replace their devices from Flipkart, the giant e-commerce company says that the replacement units are also facing the similar issue.

Is Poco trying to mask their biggest manufacturing defect?

A large number of users are disagreeing with the Poco‘s step of blaming the software. Either these users are one of that 0.3 % which the brand talked about or Poco is clearly trying to hide something. It seems like the brand is trying to mask the real issue behind the screen bleeding. Further adding, a large number of Poco users also found the absence of Widevine L1 DRM. This is required to enable HD streaming on platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The screen bleeding issue shows the oversight from the brand in terms of quality control on their first smartphone in India.

To recall, Pocophone F1 comes with a 6.1-inch Full-HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 and a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. The smartphone runs on the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. It also equips LiquidCool Technology for heat dissipation. It has a dual camera setup at the back – 12MP + 5MP sensors. For selfie, there is a 20-MP snapper. Other specifications include 4,000mAh battery, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.