Xiaomi-backed Poco had launched its latest gaming smartphone, Poco F3 GT in India last month. However, some users of F3 GT units have already started complaining about overheating issues while using the handset.
Following user complaints, Poco has acknowledged the heating problem in the MIUI Bug Report For POCO Devices dated August 9, 2021. According to the company, the issue has affected a “small volume” of users who have installed the software version MIUI 18.104.22.168.RKJINXM installed on their Poco F3 GT.
While the post doesn’t specify the reason behind the heating issue, the said software update came via July Android Security Patch that was released just a week after the Poco F3 GT phone debuted in India.
Some users took to Twitter to report about the heating issue. In a few cases, the Poco F3 GT gets a bit warmer than usual during regular usage, while in some cases, it gets heated up quickly when playing games or while charging the phone.
@POCOSupport @IndiaPOCO @POCOGlobal @s_anuj poco F3 Gt has many issues such as heating while gaming and charging both.Battery drain is high,it doesn't really feel nowhere near 4k mah even forget about 5065.Please resolve all these issues. This can't be the product u can deliver
— kalyan kumar (@kalyankumar2724) August 11, 2021
@IndiaPOCO HEY POCO I AM VERY VERY VERY DISSIPOINTED ONLY ONE THINK IN POCO F3 GT THE HEATING ISSUE WE FACE IN MOBILE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PUSH UPDATE FOR RAGARDING THIS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
— Shaikh Arbaaz (@ShaikhA24759516) August 6, 2021
I bought poco F3 gt mobile from @Flipkart @flipkartsupport and I have got some hardware problem like –
1. Screen touch is not working properly
2. Finger print sensor is performing poor.
3. Heating issue
I have consult to flipkart team but they reject my refund approvel. pic.twitter.com/fqWPdtP4th
— Aashish prasad (@Aashishprasad13) August 8, 2021
Apparently, not all the users are impacted by the issue, as some say that their device gets way too hot while others say that it gets warm and for some their devices are even behaving normally.
The company plans to address the issue with an upcoming “temperature control strategy update”, although it has not provided any timeline to resolve the problem. Since the issue has been acknowledged in an MIUI bug report, we can expect the problem to be resolved within a couple of weeks.
Keep watching this space for more updates, as this is a developing story!