Xiaomi POCO F1 Gets Standalone Game Turbo App Via Latest MIUI 10 Global Beta Update


A few days ago, the POCO F1 (review) received a new feature called Game Turbo Mode. This feature essentially optimizes the way CPU and GPU resources are allocated to enhance a user’s gaming experience. Now, with the newly released MIUI 10 Global Beta update, the POCO F1 has reportedly received a dedicated Game Turbo app. This app shows up as a system app on the phone, and Xiaomi has overhauled the app’s look so that it matches the POCO F1’s overall theme.

POCO F1 Game Turbo App Design Overhaul

The new Game Turbo app on the POCO F1 has yellow accent colors that help it maintain the phone’s theme. The app icon has also been changed from blue to yellow for this very reason. When you open the app, you will land on a homepage that lists out all the games you have installed on the phone, making it easy to find them. These titles are represented in the form of cards. Both grid and list views can be selected as per your convenience. Installed games can also be added or removed from this list if you so choose. Furthermore, the Game Turbo settings menu also gets minor design changes.

POCO F1 Game Turbo App Features

With the Game Turbo app, you can perform a plethora of actions without having to leave the game at all. This includes controlling Wi-Fi and mobile data, taking a screenshot, record the screen, clear system memory, and toggle auto brightness. You can also launch applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Chrome and File Manager, and they will open in a floating window. A DND mode is also provided so that notification can remain hidden during gameplay.

The latest MIUI 10 Global Beta update is also said to enhance Game Turbo Mode’s performance on the POCO F1. Furthermore, other devices including the Redmi Note 5 Pro have also received Game Turbo with this update. The app works similarly on the Note 5 Pro as it does on the POCO F1, but its UI remains unaltered. The app is only available on the beta ROM as of now but should make its way to more audiences via MIUI Global Stable ROM which should release soon.