Poco F1 Has a Weird Bug That Opens Rear Camera When Switching On Front Camera, And a Fix is on its Way

Users also performed a CIT test for the front camera, and found the same results.


POCO F1, the OG POCO phone, that launched back in 2018 has been immensely popular due to the insane price-to-performance ratio it offered. It has been almost three years, but the hardware is still capable of delivering decent performance even by today’s standards. That’s the reason, a lot of people are still using their POCO F1. As per a new report by PinikaWeb, POCO F1 users are facing a weird bug. The users took it to POCO Community to report that while switching to the front camera, the viewfinder actually shows a preview through the secondary rear lens.

To recall, POCO F1 packs a dual rear camera setup including a 12MP Sony IMX363 primary shooter with f/1.9 aperture. The smartphone has a secondary 5MP depth sensor to help with the portrait shots. Users also performed a CIT test for the front camera, and found the same issue as the camera app. This confirms that the issue is probably a software-related issue, rather than a camera app bug or a hardware malfunction.

POCO Community moderator confirmed that the issue is known and the development team has already been informed. Though, the POCO Community moderator didn’t specify any timeline by when users should expect an update with the bug fix. For now, POCO F1 users will not be able to use the front camera for video calls, or selfies.

In other news, MIUI 12.5 will probably be the last major software update for the smartphone as per the reports. The smartphone launched with Andorid 8 based MIUI 9, and in the past couple of years, POCO has rolled out two Android platform updates – Android 9, Andorid 10, along with three MIUI version updates – MIUI 10, MIUI 11, and MIUI 12.

The company recently launched POCO X3 Pro – the spiritual successor to the POCO F1. The company is also said to launch POCO F3 GT in the Indian market, which is a rebranded Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition. Are you still using POCO F1 as your daily driver? Did you encounter the above-mentioned bug on your unit? Do let us know in the comments below.