Xiaomi just held an event in China where they presented their new flagship to us. The Xiaomi Mi 11 is official and comes with level hardware, crowned with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888, but it also brings some news at the software level. The Xiaomi Mi 11 is in charge of the release of MIUI 12.5, the new version of the system about to start its beta program.
At the moment MIUI 12.5 has been announced in China and it will still take some time to reach the old continent, but we already know all the news that it will bring, which is not uncommon. In addition, Xiaomi has confirmed that It will reach all models that currently have MIUI 12.
MIUI 12.5, a more optimized fluid layer with improved visual effects
MIUI 12.5 brings a lot of changes “under the hood”. The company claims the layer is lighter, faster, and uses less resources, especially occupies 20% less, background memory consumption has been reduced by 35% and uses an average of 25% less power.
MIUI 12.5 also comes with news in the rendering engine, which according to Xiaomi has 20 times more power than previous versions. This allows the animations to be smoother and smoother and brings the mode Awesome wallpaper showing nature scenes, like Siguniang Mountain which changes the light in real time according to the time of day.
In addition to entertainment, we also have a smoother tactile response with a more natural feedback thanks to the vibration motor.
Animal notification sounds
During the presentation, Xiaomi had a great time talking about system sounds. The whole system will feature new stereo and surround sound effects. Moreover, he has nothing less than 120 animal sounds which have been registered by professionals in different parts of the world. Xiaomi says it wants to highlight the link between man and nature.
More productive and with improved privacy
Privacy in MIUI 12.5 brings many changes, for example the ability to give approximate location permission to an app, instead of the exact location or prevent any application from reading what we copy to the clipboard. Plus, it isolates apps from each other, forcing them to ask for special permission if we want them to communicate with each other.
On productivity, MIUI 12.5 is launching a synchronization between PC and mobile without using cables. This mode allows us to copy and paste text between devices, open screenshots or receive notifications on the computer.
These are the main news of MIUI 12.5, but the update will bring many more changes, such as a most comprehensive notes app
The other functions that will be updated with MIUI 12 are Xiaomi Video, the browser that will have minimalist mode or the connection with the television to be able to use the mobile as a keyboard.
Devices to update to MIUI 12.5
Xiaomi has just announced the beta phase of MIUI 12.5, so there is still time for it to reach all planned devices. Specifically, the beta version will arrive from mid-January in China and the stable version would be delayed until the end of April. Xiaomi warns that the list of compatible models is not final and could be expanded, but for now these are the devices he understands (many of these models are only sold in China):
- Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 9 SE and Mi 9
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
- Xiaomi Redmi K20 and K20 Pro
- Xiaomi Redmi K30, K30 Pro, K30 5G, K30S and K30i 5G
- Xiaomi Redmi 10X and 10X Pro
- Xiaomi CC9 Pro, CC9e