A while back Xiaomi introduced its latest Redmi Note 9 series to the global market. The Redmi Note 9S and Redmi Note 9 Pro have more similarities with the Indian Redmi Note 9 Pro while the standard Redmi Note 9 is something else.

Not long after, the global Redmi Note 9 was unveiled in China as the Redmi 10X 4G, leaving nothing out, be it the overall design that includes the squarish quad-lens camera on the back and the punch-hole display, the Helio G85 chipset, and so on.

Now, as of this writing, the Chinese variant of the Redmi Note 9 is now receiving the stable MIUI 12 update. Locally known as the Redmi 10X 4G, the device’s huge software bump is arriving as version V12.0.1.0.QJOCNXM, up from version V11.0.6.0.QJOCNXM.

Redmi Note 9 aka Redmi 4X 4G

The OTA update should arrive weighing in at about 567MB, so be sure to connect to a stable WiFi network, at least if you own the 10X 4G. This piece of information is most important for owners of the Redmi Note 9 across the globe as it suggests the update to MIUI 12 is just around the corner.

Usually, the wait for global units to receive MIUI updates after their Chinese counterparts pick up the same update is usually a week or two. Granted, the MIUI 12 update may begin rolling out in limited capacity to the global Redmi Note 9 units at some point next week. This is just speculation, though.

To know when your device receives the update, you might want to bookmark our Xiaomi MIUI 12 update tracker for regular updates as and when they happen.

As for those who can’t wait for the OTA update, we have the download link for manual installation and right below it is the update’s full changelog.

  • Device: Redmi 10X 4G
  • Codename: merlin
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version:
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 86c4c0b2178d752554223dce9dcd1a73

MIUI 12. Yours alone.
+ System animations
New: All-new physically based animation engine with advanced architecture will refresh your device’s look.
New: Dynamic window technology takes switching screen orientation to a new level.
+ System visuals
Brand new visual design works for all types of content and languages.
Magazine-level layouts bring important things into the spotlight and make content structure clear.
+ Privacy protection
New: MIUI 12 is the first Android-based mobile OS that went through the rigorous enhanced privacy protection testing.
New: Reset your device ID and control how it’s used based on virtual ID technology.
New: Grant permissions that will be used only while you’re using an app.
New: You can also grant permissions just once, and decide again next time a permission is required.
New: Restrict access to telephony to third party apps.
New: Return blank messages to the apps that require personal information.
New: Receive notifications whenever apps record audio, use camera, or access your location.
New: Use secure sharing to control what additional data is sent along with shared items.
New: Get comprehensive stats on how apps use permissions in app behavior history.
New: Visit privacy.miui.com to learn how MIUI protects your privacy.
Optimization: Apps aren’t allowed to launch other apps in the background now.
+ Floating windows
New: Pull down a notification sent by a messenger app to turn it into a floating window.
New: Floating windows keep apps running in the foreground even when you pause to do other things.
New: You can minimize a floating window using a full screen gesture.
New: You can open an app in a floating window directly from Recents.
Optimization: Press and hold an app preview in Recents to choose between Split screen and floating windows.
+ AI Call Assistant
New: Mi AI can answer your calls now!
New: You can record a customized greeting that will be played to the other person during AI calls.
New: Customized greetings are also supported for outgoing calls.
+ Xiaomi Health
New: All-new Xiaomi Health gives you more options and makes your health stats more accurate.
New: Put your device next to you before falling asleep to analyze your sleep cycle and record talking and snoring.
New: You can sync data with supported wearable and smart home devices.
New: Xiaomi Health can remind you to stand up and move when it detects that you’ve been sitting down for too long.
New: The app also analyzes your stats and gives you simple health advice.
+ Control center
New: Swipe down from the upper right corner of your screen to open Control center.
New: Animated icons are a joy to look at!
Optimization: Control center is now closed by incoming calls
Optimization: Press and hold redirection options
Fix: Toggle order wasn’t correct on the old toggle panel
Fix: Switching SIM cards crashed the app in some cases
Fix: Accessibility features weren’t available in the editing mode
+ Accessibility
New: Mi Ditto combines dictation and speech output, making mobile devices more convenient for people who have difficulties using conventionally designed smartphones.
+ Dark mode
New: Dark mode support is also provided for third party apps now.
New: Contrast is lowered automatically in low light conditions to protect your eyes.
New: Font weight is adjusted to Dark mode as well, reducing blur and glare.
New: Wallpapers can be displayed in darker palette when your device switches to Dark mode.
+ Trips
New: Traffic and suggested routes to airports and train stations.
New: You can track your previous trips now.
New: Checklists for trips.
New: Alarms for train arrivals.
+ Mi Carrier Services
New: View your SIM balance and mobile data usage stats.
New: Save frequently used phone numbers to top up balance and buy mobile data later.
New: Buy SIM cards and services.
+ Messaging
New: Promotional messages are grouped according to their content now.
+ Status bar, Notification shade
New: All-new design.
+ Home screen
New: Animated Home screen icons are neat and satisfying.
New: We’ve added a new animation for uninstalling apps.
New: Gravitational animations make returning to Home screen look seamless and natural.
+ Screen Time
New: Dashboard with the stats that cover 4 weeks is available now.
Optimization: New design makes your Screen time stats more comprehensible.
+ Weather
New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.
+ Settings
New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features up front.
New: New full screen gestures for switching between apps are available.
+ File Manager
New: Use the floating shortcut to filter and sort items, as well as switch view.
+ Calendar
New: New layout tailored for landscape orientation is available now.
New: We added lots of fresh animations that will accompany your actions.
New: Calendar cards will remind you about important events and anniversaries.
+ Notes
New: You can create folders with notes now.
New: New dynamic backgrounds look gorgeous!
New: Tasks are completed with a satisfying animation now.
New: Checklists of subtasks make managing your agenda much simpler.
+ Security
New: New animations feel natural and refreshing.
New: Keep your home safe with smart home device alerts.
New: Binging your favorite shows will be more convenient with our new video toolbox.
+ Xiaomi Cloud
New: Shared family storage plan is available now.

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