POCO Posts on XDA

LineageOS 19 builds are here for the Samsung Galaxy S10, POCO F2 Pro, POCO F3, and more

The LineageOS team has been hard at work extending official LineageOS 19 builds based on Android 12 to as many devices as possible. The developers released the first official builds for nearly 40 devices back in April and added some more smartphones to the roster over the next few weeks. Now, the maintainers have extended...

Download: MIUI 12 stable update rolling out to several Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO devices

MIUI 12 is the newest big release for Xiaomi smartphones, perhaps even bigger than an Android version jump. Features on Xiaomi devices are dictated more by their MIUI versions than the underlying Android version, so a MIUI version upgrade is an exciting event. This article will serve as the central repository of download links for...

POCO F4 GT Hands-On: Real shoulder buttons, great speaker and thermals make for excellent gaming phone

I used to think gaming phones were gimmicks. I'm not talking about the initial batch of pre-iPhone era devices like the Nokia N-Gage or Gizmondo, nor early 2010s-era devices from Sony and Samsung with slide-out controllers. Those devices actually brought something new and different to the mobile market. I am instead referring to the recent...

POCO’s latest budget phone packs MediaTek Dimensity 700, a 50MP camera and a 5,000mAh battery

Hot on the heels of the POCO F4 GT announcement, POCO is back again with a new smartphone launch. The company has just unveiled the POCO M4 5G in India. The latest offering is aimed at budget-conscious buyers and offers a solid hardware package at an affordable price. POCO M4 5G: Specifications Specification POCO M4 5G Dimensions and Weight ...

POCO launches its first smartwatch and the Buds Pro Genshin Impact Edition alongside the POCO F4 GT

POCO launched its latest affordable flagship, the POCO F4 GT, today. The device is essentially a rebranded Redmi K50G that was launched in China earlier this year. It features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, a 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, a 4,700mAh battery with 120W fast charging support, and a bunch of other cool...

Redmi K50G makes its way to international markets as the POCO F4 GT

In February this year, Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi launched an affordable flagship gaming phone called the Redmi K50G. The device featured Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, a high refresh rate FHD+ AMOLED display, a 4,700mAh battery with 120W wired fast charging support, and a 64MP triple camera setup. Although Redmi only launched the device in...

Android 12 and 12L Custom ROM List: Unofficially update your Android smartphone!

Ever since Google announced the arrival of Android 12's stable release and dropped the source code to AOSP, the tinkering party is underway here at XDA. But unless you own a current-generation Google Pixel device, there’s a very good chance that you will have to wait for a few months to have your OEM send...

The POCO C40 could be a budget MIUI Go device with a non-Qualcomm/MediaTek CPU

Xiaomi’s spin-off brand POCO is known to offer impressive smartphone hardware at very attractive prices. The company has a wide range of smartphones across different segments and price points. The POCO F and X series cater to the upper mid-range segment, while the POCO M and C lineup focus on the price-sensitive entry-level and budget...

How to Root your Android smartphone: Google, OnePlus, Samsung, Xiaomi, and others too!

Welcome to the XDA-Developers Root Directory. Here, you can find root tutorials for most devices that are on the XDA Forums. Learn how to root any Android device, even the best Android phones! If you don’t see your device listed or you see a misplaced link, send a message to Skanda Hazarika (SkandaH on the...

XDA forums are now open for the Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G, POCO F3 GT, RedMagic 7, and OSOM OV1

Last week we opened up forums for the Realme GT 2 series, Moto Edge Plus, and POCO X4 Pro. Today, we're welcoming some new smartphones to the XDA community, including the newly announced Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G and other notable devices such as the Nubia RedMagic 7, Realme Narzo 30A, POCO X3 GT...

Interview: POCO Global weighs up debloating MIUI for budget devices

At this year's MWC, POCO unveiled both the POCO X4 Pro and the POCO M4 Pro. For a starting price of €299, the POCO X4 Pro is an incredible deal. It features a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 1200 nits of peak brightness, Qualcomm’s 5G-capable Snapdragon 695 SoC, a 108MP f/1.9 main camera, and up...

POCO X4 Pro Hands-On: Main camera and display punch way above its €299 price

Xiaomi is known for many things, but two that are frequent points of discussion here at XDA are "Xiaomi makes the best bang-for-dollar value of anyone" and "Xiaomi's constant rebranding of existing phones for release under another name is annoying and confusing." On day one of the Mobile World Congress, the Beijing-headquartered tech giant once...