The Xiaomi POCO F1 (review) is getting support for super slow-motion video recording and super low-light photography. The development was confirmed by POCO India General Manager, C Manmohan on Twitter.
POCO fans! We are not done for the day. Now shoot videos at 960fps and take amazing pics using the super low-light mode.
These features are only available in the latest beta version of MIUI 10 for POCO, so handle it with a little care. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/CtXoFuGt6Y
— C Manmohan (@cmanmohan) December 4, 2018
The latest beta update of MIUI 10 for the POCO F1, Manmohan said, comes with these two new features. The news made POCO fans buoyant right away as they were already reveling in the glory of a popular YouTuber giving the POCO F1 a top rank in photography skills just the other day. Keep reading for details about this update.
‘Super’ Good Days For POCO F1 Camera
Adding some more goodness to the great news of today is that the MIUI 10 beta update is available for everyone, which means that you can download it on your handset even if you are not a registered beta tester. However, since this is a beta update and not a stable official version of the update, it may have some minor issues, and hence, it would be a bit of a risk.
The two new features will soon be added to the POCO F1 in a stable official update, as confirmed by Manmohan in response to the queries on his tweet. The super-slow motion videos will be recorded in HD resolution. For those of you who are unaware, super slow motion video recording at 960fps is a rare feature seen only in the most premium of smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. In that context, the feature coming to a mid-range pricing phone such as the POCO F1 is a mighty exciting thing for POCO fans. Add to that, the super low-light mode will make night time photography even better than it is on the POCO F1, and this too is a welcome move, as more and more premium handsets are coming out with their own version of low-light photography modes.
Then there is the video made by MKBHD aka Marques Brownlee, which showed that the POCO F1 is only next to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro out of the 16 flagship phones that came out in 2018. The ranking was based on votes by fans on Twitter and Instagram and MKBHD figured that’s where most users take and share images shot on smartphones. While the ranking is not based on technicalities of the shared images, it still says a lot about the POCO F1’s camera that it was ranked better than the Huawei P20 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, OnePlus 6T and Apple iPhone XS. And if all this gets your mind racing, hold on; there’s more.
Soon, Watch Netflix in HD On POCO F1
The POCO F1 is a flagship handset by Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO, and its primary call to fame is the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset that is seen in premium handsets costing much more than this. However, the handset have some shortcomings, such as the lack of an OLED display. Another thing it lacks is support for Widewine L1, which rules out watching Amazon Prime and Netflix in HD resolution on the handset.
This is about to change, too, as Manmohan hinted in response to the questions on his Twitter timeline. When a user responded to Manmohan’s tweet about the MIUI 10 beta update, one fan replied that the only thing left out in POCO F1 was Widewine L1. To this comment, the POCO executive replied: “We are listening,” and added a wink. While this cannot be taken as an official statement from the brand, it is also obvious that Manmohan has just hinted at providing Widewine L1 support for POCO F1 in the near future. And since POCO is ‘listening’, we reckon you engage with the brand on social media to ask for what else you think is needed in this superb value-for-money offering.