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MIUI 12.5 release date, features and eligible devices

MIUI 12.5

The new MIUI 12.5 by Xiaomi appears to be a half-step upgrade for the MIUI 12. The update will come with multiple features that comprise significant UI changes from the MIUI 12. However, Xiaomi has not officially upgraded several devices from the MIUI 11 to MIUI 12. Reports suggest that Xiaomi will soon begin beta testing the MIUI 12.5 in China. Xiaomi will allegedly halt beta testing for a week from December 14. This will be done to prepare initial MIUI 12.5 builds that are to arrive on flagship MI and Redmi devices first.

Rumored features for MIUI 12.5

The new MIUI 12.5 has not been officially revealed by Xiaomi. However, there are several rumors regarding possible features that MIUI 12.5 will come with. Reports suggest that it will come with enhanced privacy settings. The new privacy settings will inform apps the approximate location of the device, not the actual location. This is extremely important given the recent debates regarding privacy breach based on location data.

Moreover, it will come with several animation changes. These changes will be visible on the default launcher and power menu among other visuals. The designed volume menu and cleaner app will also feature new animated graphics. Moreover, another exciting feature of converting a screenshot to a PDF will also be added. This will be especially convenient and handy since people will not require a laptop to format a screenshot. It is rumored that it will also come with a desktop mode.

MIUI happens to be an Android-based operating system developed for smartphones and tablet computers. Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics manufacturer developed this interface for Android. MIUI includes several enhanced features such as theme support and privacy settings. The MIUI was launched by Xiaomi in April 2020. This followed the popular MIUI 11 that attracted massive popularity.

Xiaomi MIUI 12.5 release date and eligible devices

Xiaomi has introduced several hardware improvements in recent years. The Xiaomi updates are exciting events. The first batch of phones that received the stable update for MIUI 12 included the Xiaomi Mi 9, Redmi K20/Mi 9T and the Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro.  Users are excited to see which phones will receive the new update latest. By the end of June 2020, the first phase of the new rollout was complete. Many more devices have been added later as well. The expected release date for the new MIUI 12. 5 falls somewhere in February 2021.

The eligible devices for the MIUI 12.5 include Redmi 7A, Redmi 8A, Redmi 8A Dual / Pro, Redmi 8, Redmi 9A, Redmi 9AT, Redmi 9i, Redmi 9C, Redmi 9C NFC, Redmi 9, Redmi 9 (India), Redmi 9 Prime, Redmi 10X 4G, Redmi 10X 5G, Redmi 10X Pro, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7S, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8T, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9S, Redmi Note 9 Pro (India) Redmi Note 9 Pro (Global), Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, Redmi Note 9 4G (CN), Redmi Note 9 5G, Redmi Note 9 Ultra, Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition, Redmi K30 5G, Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition, Redmi K30i 5G,Redmi K30 Pro, Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition, Redmi K30 Ultra and Redmi K30S Ultra.

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