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Xiaomi MIUI 12.5 update: everything you need to know

by Ronil Thakkar
MIUI 12.5

Highlights:

  • Xiaomi MIUI 12.5 has been released on compatible devices.
  • The stable version will roll-out in April 2021 on compatible devices.
  • MIUI 12.5 features new privacy policies, MIUI+, and new dynamic wallpapers.

MIUI 12.5 has officially released with iterative updates, a handful of new features, and enhancements over the standard MIUI 12 skin, MIUI 12.5 has officially been released. In addition to the flagship Mi 11 in China, Xiaomi has launched the latest custom Android skin. Aesthetic enhancements, new privacy features, a collection of dynamic wallpapers, and a new MIUI+ feature that mirrors Xiaomi smartphones on a device are included with the MIUI 12.5. In addition to this, Xiaomi states that the new UI is lighter, quicker, and more powerful than before is the latest custom skin. At least 21 smartphones are slated to receive MIUI 12.5 update. Here’s a quick look at the rollout of Xiaomi’s MIUI 12.5, compatible cell phones, and other stuff.

MIUI 12.5 Features:

MIUI+

Features of MIUI 12.5 include MIUI+, which mirrors a smartphone to a Windows PC. The feature enables users to display phone alerts on the desktop, use select applications, and simple features such as copying text on the phone and pasting it on the desktop, among other items, as per an XDA Developers article. That said, only selected Xiaomi phones, such as Mi 10 Ultra, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10, Mi 9 Pro 5G, Mi 9, Redmi K30 Ultra, Redmi K20 Pro, and Redmi K30 Pro, will have access to MIUI+.

Privacy

With clipboard security, file storage (Sandbox Mechanism), browser, and location(Fuzzy Positioning), MIUI 12.5 is also said to be more privacy-focused.

-The security of the clipboard will maintain a log of each app and let users know which one is going overboard to read the copied content. 

-The Fuzzy positioning can mask the positions of a user a few meters away from the exact location in some situations to improve protection.

-The browser would be able to block downloads that feel malicious from web pages. The company has also made improvements to how users are monitored by sites through the browser. 

-Finally, MIUI 12.5 would allow users to individually break images and data instead of allowing apps with the Sandbox Mechanism to view all of them.

Dynamic wallpaper

With MIUI 12.5, Xiaomi has launched new dynamic wallpapers such as Snow Mountain taken from Mount Siguniang, the highest mountain of Western China’s Qionglai Mountains chain. This is in addition to wallpapers for Mars and Earth, which were revealed with the regular MIUI 12. To fit the time of day, the wallpapers turn to day and night.

Notifications sounds and haptic feedback

From four main ecosystems, the South American rainforest, Australia, East African grassland, and the Arctic Circle, MIUI 12.5 gets updated alert sounds of natural animals. The sounds of the device are influenced by natural elements, such as wood, sand, and water. The new skin also brings compatible smartphones with enhanced haptic feedback.

MIUI LIght Cone Motion Effect Architecture

“MIUI Light Cone Motion Effect Architecture” has also refreshed the custom skin, which features a dedicated thread for gestures and priority scheduling with an enhanced response time.

MIUI Notes

You can now add rapid mind notes to the latest Notes app that you get with MIUI 12.5 and develop brain maps (a chronology of notes) with just a tap. The app also provides a graffiti feature, finger painting optimization (with 4 brush strokes), a speedy shorthand window to quickly jot down notes, and a new dynamic grid typesetting system to enhance esthetics.

MIUI 12.5 compatible mobile phones

Xiaomi has only released a list of MIUI 12.5 closed beta ROM compatible mobile phones to date. The following is the list:

  • Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Mi 10 Pro
  • Mi 10 Ultra
  • Mi 10 Youth Edition
  • Redmi K30
  • Redmi K30 5G
  • Redmi K30 Pro 5G
  • Redmi K30i 5G
  • Redmi K30S Ultra
  • Redmi K30 Ultra
  • Mi 9
  • Mi 9 SE
  • Mi CC9e
  • Mi CC9 Pro
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Redmi 10X 5G
  • Redmi 10X Pro 5G
  • Redmi Note 9 5G
  • Redmi Note 7
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro

MIUI 12.5 rollout plan

For compatible devices, the MIUI 12.5 stable version rollout is supposed to launch in April 2020. However, the closed beta ROM has already begun to roll out, while the public beta ROM would be available from January onwards.

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