The presentation of the Xiaomi Mi 11, which will arrive in Europe in 2021, is not the only novelty that Xiaomi brings today. The brand formalized MIUI 12.5 during this event, the new version of its personalization layer, already confirmed a few weeks ago, was going to arrive with this new phone.
MIUI 12.5 is a new version of this interface, where we find a series of novelties. Improved performance, privacy, a new look and features like desktop mode are some of the new things Xiaomi leaves us in this update, which is already rolling out in beta for some phones.
These 21 Xiaomi phones will be the first to be updated to MIUI 12.5
MIUI 12.5 will be officially presented today and Xiaomi is now opening the closed beta registration period for 21 phones in its catalog.
This is MIUI 12.5
Xiaomi leaves us with new features and improvements in MIUI 12.5. Both a performance improvement, which allows this interface to work better on phones, and some new features in the form of new functions or features for it. Here is the news announced today:
- performance: MIUI 12.5 is a lighter and faster version of the interface. It is a version that promises to perform better on all phones, even the smallest ones, with good performance and more moderate power consumption at all times.
- Bloatware Menos: One of the big news is that the amount of bloatware on mobiles is reduced with this version. The number of apps that cannot be uninstalled from the phone is much less than other interfaces or operating systems, allowing the user to choose which apps they want or not. There are preinstalled apps that can be uninstalled in this version of the interface.
- New live wallpapers: Xiaomi presents new live wallpapers with images of some of the tallest and most famous mountains in the world, such as Everest or K2. These backgrounds show us as the daylight progresses on said mountain, allowing us to see the evolution of time on them.
- Animals for notifications: One of the most original functions of the new version of the interface are the sounds of animals such as birds, elephants or bears, which can be used as a notification sound on the phone. There is a wide selection of animals to choose from.
- Animated icons: The visual aspect is one of the keys of MIUI 12.5, as can be seen in the new animated icons that are introduced there. Xiaomi leaves us for example animated icons simulating fluids or an hourglass in the clock application.
- Vibration: The vibration in the personalization layer is enhanced with a more natural feel, which will allow you to vibrate that comes in all four directions, for better feeling.
- Desktop mode: One of the most anticipated improvements to Xiaomi phones. A desk top mode that may make you think of Samsung’s DeX. Opening documents on both devices or synchronizing them, as well as controlling them is somewhat possible in this mode.
- confidentiality: Xiaomi improves privacy in MIUI 12.5, with functions like protecting files (secure folders), preventing access to user location, protection while browsing, etc. In addition to improving permissions, to prevent an app from using too many permissions.
Which Xiaomi phones will be updated
Xiaomi opens today the MIUI 12.5 closed beta for a total of 21 phones in China, as confirmed a few hours ago. The first phones that will have access to this beta are:
- Xiaomi Mi 10, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra and Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition.
- Redmi K30, Redmi K30 5G, Redmi K30 Pro 5G, Redmi K30i 5Gv, Redmi K30S Ultra and Redmi K30 Ultra
- Xiaomi Mi 9 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE.
- Xiaomi Mi CC9e and Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro.
- Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro.
- Redmi 10X 5G and Redmi 10X Pro 5G.
- Redmi Note 9 5G.
- Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro.
It is expected that in 2021 it will reach more models, before launching its stable version, which will likely arrive in February.
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