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Xiaomi Announces MIUI 12.5 in China; Here Are The 5 Best New Features

MIUI 12 was the most sought and popular os update in 2020. Now, at the launch of the new Xiaomi Mi 11 flagship, Xiaomi is back with a new version update. Meet MIUI 12.5, the latest update to the popular smartphone UX present on Mi, Redmi, and POCO smartphones.

MIUI 12.5 not only brings a myriad of optimizations and upgrades to existing MIUI 12 features but also adds new features into the mix. MIUI 12.5 is numbered as a regular update because this doesn’t bring a dramatic change to the device. So let’s not waste time and take a look at the best features of MIUI 12.5.

Best Features of MIUI 12.5

New Super Wallpapers

In MIUI 12 we have already experienced intergalactic super wallpapers. This time they has added fresh new superwallpers of some of the popular mountain peaks on the earth. MIUI 12.5 includes Super Wallpapers for the likes of Mount Everest, Mount Fuji, and more. The highlight, however, is the fact that all wallpapers update in real-time based on the time of the day. The mountain peaks on the lockscreen will look different at 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM.

miui 12.5

Xiaomi has also added another super wallpaper naming ‘Under the Sea’ with MIUI 12.5, which you will first be able to experience on the Mi 11 series. If you want to install older MIUI 12 Super Wallpapers on your Android device, check out our in-depth guide right here.

Also read: How to Install Update Manually on All Xiaomi Devices Which Runs on MIUI

Privacy Upgrades

After several backlashes from non-chinese countries, the privacy policy has been better-taken care of. Though they have copied the concept from iOS but its ok as long as our privacy is protected.

miui 12 - app privacy labels like iOS

privacy features include improved browser protection, limited clipboard access, file sandbox mechanism, and a lot more. You will now see a pop-up when apps access clipboard data or have recording access. Also, if you don’t want apps to access your precise location, then MIUI 12.5 will allow you to not disclose the same to protect your privacy.

MIUI+ Beta

This feature is Xiaomi’s take on Microsoft’s Your Phone app where you can actually sync messages notifications and more. MIUI+ will allow collaboration between Xiaomi smartphones and windows PC. It will enable you to view mobile notifications, interact with them, and copy/ paste any text across the devices.

miui+ beta is xiaomi's take on Your Phone app by Microsoft

You can open apps, notes, and even web pages you are viewing on the smartphone on your Windows 10 PC with just a click.

Less Bloatware than iOS

Xiaomi further went on to boast that MIUI 12.5 is not only the cleaner, quicker, and safer but also includes less bloat than any mobile OS out there. Yeah, Xiaomi claims that MIUI 12.5 has less bloatware than Apple’s iOS 14.

xiaomi says MIUI 12.5 has less bloatware than iOS 14

That’s a huge claim to make on a global stage. But, Xiaomi revealed that its software skin comes baked with nine essential Mi apps. These nine apps cannot be uninstalled while the rest can be removed easily. These nine apps are – dialer, messages, camera, browser, gallery, security, clock, settings, and the Mi Store app.

Also read: How to Enable Video Tool Box on all Xiaomi devices Running MIUI 11 or 10


Last but not least, Xiaomi has greatly optimized MIUI 12 by rewriting the system UI. The company boasts that memory usage has been reduced by 20%, the background memory usage dropped by close to 35%, and system application power consumption decreased by 25%.

The Chinese giant has also updated the animations, which should now feel smoother and on par with those of iOS 14. The rendering power grew 20x with MIUI 12.5 and the skin now includes new notification sounds — inspired by nature, as usual.

When Will You Get MIUI 12.5 Update?

In China, Xiaomi has kicked off MIUI 12.5 beta registrations for 21 smartphones in its portfolio. This includes the Mi 10 flagship series, Redmi K30 series, and some popular Redmi Note series phones. You can check out the list of smartphones that will get the MIUI 12.5 update right here:

  • 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
  • Xiaomi Mi CC9e
  • Xiaomi 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

I know, there’s a number of smartphones missing from the aforesaid list. This is not the final MIUI 12.5 update rollout schedule. It’s only a list of phones currently eligible for closed beta registration. Xiaomi will reveal the devices that will receive the MIUI 12.5 update in global markets very soon. So, stay tuned for more information.

Nitesh Rajput
Nitesh Rajputhttps://www.techscanner.in
I Love technology and the way it is transforming our lives, call me a geek!! Apart from that, I spend my time playing games, watching movies & most importantly the Painting. Reading books is one of my best sources of inspiration.
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