Xiaomi recently introduced the MIUI 12.5 branded skin for the international market. During the announcement, she named a fairly short list of smartphones that will receive a shell in first and second place. Now this list has been expanded.
Initially, Xiaomi promised the following: Firstly, MIUI 12.5 will be available for Xiaomi Mi 10T, Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 11 smartphones, and secondly, Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G , Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite, Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and 10 Pro, Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite, Redmi Note 9T, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9S, Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 8 PRO and Redmi 9.
Now the Poco F2 Pro and Poco X3 NFC have joined the second stage list. Thus, the list now includes 18 models.
In addition, Xiaomi does not refuse to update other smartphones. According to the manufacturer, «the rest of the devices will be updated later.» However, this will not happen soon. Even smartphones of the «first stage» will begin to receive stable MIUI 12.5 firmware only in the coming summer — at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2021.
As it turned out after the announcement, the international MIUI 12.5 differs from the Chinese one for the worse. Having gone beyond China, MIUI 12.5 has lost energy efficiency and some functionality.