Poco F1 is arguably the most attractive smartphone when it comes to value for money, because of the performance it offers. But despite the powerful specifications, many users have felt that Xiaomi has skimmed on certain features to cut costs.
One of the issues that Poco F1 many users have reported is the problem with multi-touch, especially observable while playing immersive shooters such as PUBG Mobile. For a long time, Pocophone’s Twitter support has received some flack for the lack of the company’s efforts in resolving this issue on Poco F1 but a fix seems to be underway.
@atytse Hey Jai, Poco f1 is great in all terms but touch sensitivity is very poor , plz fix it , Im saying this thing more than 10 times….plz pass stable ota update for this…
— DARSHAN kapadia (@dkapadia67) November 11, 2018
@IndiaPOCO @jaimani i have facing follwing issue
1 ghost touch
2 littile bit screen bleeding at bottom of phone poco f 1
3 battery is draining too fast . Only 3 hour battery backup at miui beta
4 cant get ota update from 2 weak
5 irritating video playback all around the corner
— Ritik Sinha (@Sirritik) November 9, 2018
They can't solve the touch issue in 3 months and still asking us to wait and wait
Device – Poco F1 pic.twitter.com/mf2HkLVFKd
— Prateek Varshney (@PrateekVarshn14) November 4, 2018
While responding to a user’s query, Pocophone’s global head Alvin Tse hinted that the issue is about to be resolved and rolled out to users very soon. Tse suggested that the fix will first be made to the beta users before the end of this month.
Thank you for your support. This patch should go into the next beta push in couple weeks. We are hopeful it'll improve the experience.
— Alvin Tse (@atytse) November 10, 2018
While there is no official update from Xiaomi or Poco on the issue, an MIUI Forum member Manik Singh reports that he was offered a fix by the Pocophone engineers and developers working on the fix. Almost convinced that there was no fix for the peeve after a lack of proper response from Pocophone’s and Xiaomi’s Twitter teams, the user uploaded a video of the touch response tracker in the Poco F1 bugs thread as a last resort.
Luckily, he was hit up by one of Xiaomi’s developers who helped them with a software patch. The patch appears to have solved the problem of random as well as missed touches and the user has shared a video as a proof of the development.
The user has not shared the patch with others, but the video proof makes a compelling case that the issue should be fixed in the coming months for all users. Meanwhile, we also expect Poco to also roll out Android Pie for Poco F1 by next month and while a beta build is already available, there aren’t many exciting features that set it apart from MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo.