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POCO F1 to Get Dark Mode with the Upcoming MIUI 11 Update

Last year, Xiaomi launched the POCO F1 smartphone in the Indian market. It is the most affordable Snapdragon 845-powered smartphone till date. During the recent sale, the POCO F1 is on sale for just Rs 16,499. Just like the other Xiaomi smartphone, the POC F1 also runs on its own MIUI which comes with several customizations compared to the stock Android OS. However, the device comes with a pre-installed POCO launcher on the top which for the very first time brought the app drawer to the smartphone running on MIUI.

Xiaomi already confirmed to add the system-wide dark mode with the upcoming MIUI 11. Even Google added the system-wide dark mode in the Android Q Beta and will be part of the public release later this year. However, the Samsung One UI which was first introduced with the Galaxy S10 smartphones already got the system-wide dark mode. While the POCO F1 needs to wait for the MIUI 11 update for the dark mode, it is already made available for the Redmi Note 7 Pro with the MIUI 10.3.7.0.PFHINXM stable update released in May this year.

According to Alvin Tse, head of Pocophone Global, the Redmi Note 7 Pro got the dark mode because of the large user base. Since it is still a new feature, it will be further optimized for the MIUI from the feedback received from Redmi Note 7 Pro users. With the MIUI 11 update, all the Xiaomi users will get the fine-tuned dark mode option with no bugs or glitches. Talking about the other new features of MIUI 11, It will get the ultra power saving mode which switches the UI into black and white and turns off all the features except for making calls and sending SMS.

The upcoming MIUI update will also introduce new icons and smoother animations. The company recently announced to stop the offering beta update for all the Xiaomi smartphones outside of China from July 1st. It includes all the flagship smartphones and also the Mi 9 and Mi MIX 3 5G which are part of the Android Q developer preview program. In China, the company will be releasing beta updates for the all mid-range and flagship smartphones up to one year from its launch date. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details about the upcoming MIUI updates!

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