Xiaomi has two new flagship killer phones on the market –the Xiaomi Mi 8 and the recently released Xiaomi Poco F1. These two have a lot in common, right from the outside and onto the internals – they share a lot.
While the Mi 8 has been around for a while now, the phone hasn’t seen a wider release. However, this is about to end as the device has just been cleared by the Wi-Fi Alliance, signaling that it’s ready for a global release. The story is the same with respect to the Poco F1, although it was only launched a few days ago. The device is already breaking sales records in India and is expected to go global this September following the official launch on August 27th. With the WFA certification, we can confirm that the Poco F1 will soon be at your next-door shop.
Despite all the glory of the Mi 8 and Poco F1, one of the disappointing things about them is that they came preinstalled with MIUI 9 yet MIUI 10 was available. But from the WFA listing, it appears that markets that get the devices in future will get them preinstalled with MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, which should be a welcome idea for many.
At the moment, only the Xiaomi Mi 6 has started receiving the stable version of MIUI 10, but this has only been reported in China. We expect more devices, including the Mi 8, to join the party this September, which makes sense that it has been cleared for global release with MIUI 10 on board. Unlike the Mi 8, though, the Poco F1 already has an official Android Pie release date. On the brighter side, Pie has already made it to the Mi 8 unofficially, although it’s best to wait for the official update.