The Pocophone F1 developed by Xiaomi currently receives a relatively large update with numerous innovations, including an update for the DRM system Widevine at level L1, a so-called Game Turbo and improvements for the camera.
Widevine Digital Rights Management (DRM) enables playback of copy-protected content on Android smartphones, such as Amazon or Netflix. There are several levels of security from L1 to L3, with the classification being based on whether content processing, cryptography, and control are performed inside or outside the processor's Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). At the highest level L1, all operations must take place in the TEE, only then, for example, the video playback in HD or higher resolutions on the device is possible.
Widevine L1 enables HD playback
Xiaomi now delivers Widevine L1 for the Pocophone F1, after previously only L3 had been supported, which limits the streaming of well-known providers to SD resolution. However, the system does not work flawlessly, as users report in response to the update on Twitter. Although Amazon Prime Video now works in HD resolution, Netflix is not. According to an Indian general manager, Xiaomi is aware of the problem and is working on a fix.
Good news! We have started rolling out a new stable update for all ours # POCOF1 fans. Key highlights of this update:
– 4k recording at 60FPS
-Game turbo fashion
-Widevine L1 support
-Latest security patch
– C Manmohan (@cmanmohan) April 4, 2019
At the system level, the update also brings a so-called Game Turbo, which should provide in games for higher performance, and the Android security updates up to March of this year. The camera now supports 4K resolution video at 60 frames per second after 30 FPS were previously available, plus new AI modes in Photo mode and two bugs corrected.
Update does not come for all users at the same time
Numerous bug fixes also affect the lock screen, home screen, phone calls, settings, and the clock. The complete changelog on MIUI 10.3.4.0.PEJMIXM Stable 515M can be found in the Poco employee's Tweet. The update is distributed in waves and thus not at the same time to all users.