Xiaomi announces MIUI 12.5 with a host of new features

MIUI 12.5

At the Mi 11 launch, Xiaomi also announced the newest version of their Android skin, MIUI 12.5. According to Xiaomi, the MIUI 12.5 is faster, secure and economical compared to the previous versions.

This new version uses 20% fewer CPU cores than before with 35% less background memory, and 25% less power consumption according to the brand. Xiaomi has rewritten the entire code and has also capped the number of pre-installed system apps to just 9 thereby eliminating/merging unused apps and services.

MIUI’s new AI rendering engine has been overhauled proving a 20 times boost in rendering power when matched with the previous MIUI builds. MIUI 12.5 also comes with a new super wallpaper snow mountain live wallpaper which changes colours by the hour. Other locations for Super Wallpaper Earth include Shipwreck Bay in Greece and Blade’s Edge Mountain in Italy.

MIUI 12.5 Super Wallpaper

MIUI 12.5 also brings revamped notification sounds from natural animals from four major habitats- South American Rainforest, Australia, East African grassland, and the Arctic Circle. There are new haptic profiles with granular changes that will make its way only to the Mi flagship series. Coming to the privacy part,  MIUI 12.5 touches on four different areas- Clipboard Protection, File Storage(Sandbox Mechanism), Browser, and Location(Fuzzy Positioning).

Making a cut is also the revamped MIUI Notes app where users can now add quick mind notes, Generate brain Maps with just a click. Additionally, the update brings graffiti function, optimization for finger painting. There is also the new MIUI+ which lets users to View Mobile notifications, Open Apps, View webpages from Mobile right on your laptop.

MIUI 12.5 Laptop phone integration

List of Officially Supported Devices

  • Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition
  • Redmi K30
  • Redmi K30 5G
  • Redmi K30 Pro 5G
  • Redmi K30i 5G
  • Redmi K30S Ultra
  • Redmi K30 Ultra
  • Xiaomi Mi 9
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Redmi 10X 5G
  • Redmi 10X Pro 5G
  • Redmi Note 9 5G
  • Redmi Note 7
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro

The update rollout dates differ for each device but MIUI 12.5 closed betas start rolling out today to selected users in China with Public beta releasing sometime in early Jan. As for Global beta builds we should get more clarity at the Mi 11 Global launch next month.

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