Poco X2 Users Get Update of Android 11-based MIUI 12.1
India’s Poco X2 users noted the arrival of the Android 11 update on their smartphone. Earlier this month, Anuj Sharma, Poco India Country Manager, said the company will release updates to Poco X2, Poco X3 and Poco M2 Pro smartphones for Android 11. The Xiaomi spin-off is rolling out the Android 11-based MIUI 12.1 update to the Poco X2, sticking to the promise. Poco made a comeback to the market with Poco X2 in early 2020. The phone ran Android 10-based MIUI 11 back then. Poco started pushing the Poco X2 update to MIUI 12 in August 2020, but it was based on Android 10 itself. Now, the popular mid-range smartphone is sampling Google’s latest Android flavor.
As the MIUI 12 update to Poco X2 was already seeded by Poco, users will not notice any major visual changes. The latest update comes with the build number-MIUI 188.8.131.52.RGHINXM. With each user, the update size varies. It might be around 2.4GB in size for some, and it comes at just over 700MB for some. The update to MIUI 12.1 brings security patches for January 2021 and Android 11 to the smartphone. The update is seeded in batches, as always, so not every Poco X2 user is going to get it today.
Users who have updated their Poco X2 to MIUI 12.1 are complaining about slow app opening animations, dual app problems, and some users are facing problems via Google Play Store with new application installations. These problems are not yet recognized by Poco India, but we expect these issues to be user-specific.
Launched nearly a year ago, the Poco X2 recorded the history of the company’s comeback. The handset brought it to the sub Rs 20,000 segment in several firsts, such as the 120Hz refresh rate display, Snapdragon 730G SoC and 27W fast charging. The Poco X2 was recently succeeded by the Poco X3, which is also a great smartphone with a price tag of around Rs 15,000.
In addition to the Poco X2, the company also confirmed that in the coming days, other phones such as Poco X3, Poco M2 Pro, Poco M2 and Poco M3 will get Android 11 updates. All the Poco smartphones will be upgraded to Android 11, except for the Poco F1, a great promise from the company. The Poco F1 was introduced back in 2018, and last year it received an Android 10 update. In other news, Poco has recently reported that it has sold one million Poco C3 units in India. Despite the handset being a rebranded version of Redmi 9C, under Rs 10,000, the Poco C3 managed to grab all the eyeballs.