Xiaomi launched the Poco F1 in India back in the month of August last year. The smartphone with a budget price and flagship specifications witnessed rave reviews globally. But soon after the launch, the controversy arose that the device lacked the support for Widevine L1 certificate; which is necessary to stream HD digital content on services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. According to a senior Xiaomi India executive, the Poco F1 has been granted Widevine L1 certification. The executive also states that an OTA update with the L1 certification is being rolled out for beta users. Besides, the upcoming general public MIUI update for the device will incorporate this certificate. [...]
Xiaomi’s flagship Poco F1, commonly known as Pocophone F1 in international markets hit the market earlier this month. Touted as the powerful new smartphone with a mid-range bracket, Poco F1 witnessed a successful debut in India by registering sales worth Rs 200 crores in less than five minutes.
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In the wake of this success came an interesting revelation which might dampen your zeal to buy the phone. This crucial feature will be specially disappointing for heavy multimedia users. The smartphone lacks the Widevine L1 DRM, necessary for playing HD videos (720p and above) on most major [...]