Simultaneously with the announcement of its bestseller Xiaomi Mi 11, Xiaomi also introduced a new proprietary shell for the international market MIUI 12.5.

Up to this point, MIUI 12.5 has been tested in China. Xiaomi is planning to launch stable firmware for Chinese users in April.

As already announced, MIUI 12.5 will first be available for Mi 10T, Mi 10T Pro, Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 11 smartphones. These models will be updated in the second quarter of 2021. For those who want to take part in the testing program, Xiaomi started inviting a few days earlier.

Among the main advantages of MIUI 12.5 for international users, the manufacturer notes high optimization — CPU usage in the shell decreased by 22%, and power consumption by 15%, as well as smooth operation of control gestures.

Another «highlight of the program» was the announcement of the possibility of removing system applications. As the manufacturer promises, most system applications can be removed, and the «key» applications necessary for the system to work can be hidden.

For greater clarity, the number of non-removable applications in MIUI 12.5 is compared with Samsung’s proprietary Android shell and Apple’s operating system.