New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on August 17, 2020) follows:

The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE was part of the first batch of devices scheduled to receive the MIUI 12 update after it was announced in China. The phone launched last year running Android 9 Pie alongside MIUI 10.3.3 onboard and has since then picked up the Android 10 update.

Prior to that, the device also grabbed the MIUI 11 update which was based on Android Pie itself. And towards the tail end of last month, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE picked up the stable MIUI 12 update. However, the update was not made available to Mi 9 SE units in all regions. Instead the update released for units sold in China.

Therefore, Mi 9 SE users in other regions have still been waiting for Xiaomi to begin rolling out the stable update on their devices. Thankfully, it seems the wait is now over for many users because the stable MIUI 12 update for the Mi 9 SE has begun rolling out to Global and European variants.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

The new update comes as version for the Global variant which has been bumped up from version On the other hand, the European variant gets the update as version which is up from version

As expected, the update brings a ton of new features and improvements over the previous MIUI 11 update. In case you wish to know what are the new features and additions, we’ve listed the exhaustive changelog for the new update below. This changelog is the same for both Global and European variants of the device:

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.
Optimization: Animations in selected scenes
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.
Control center
New: Swipe down from the upper left corner to open Notification shade and from the upper right corner to open Control center
New: When Notification shade is open, swipe down from the upper right corner to open Control center
Optimization: MIUI 11 custom toggle order is preserved after updating to MIUI 12
Fix: Some toggles disappeared from Control center in the editing mode
Dark mode
Optimization: Brightness and color improvements for wallpapers in Dark mode
Optimization: Full screen gestures are now ignored on the Lock screen alarm page
Fix: Home screen went black and started flashing after unlocking in some cases
Updated Android Security Patch to August 2020. Increased system security.
Lock screen
Fix: Custom signature didn’t appear on the Lock screen
Status bar, Notification shade
New: Screen lights up with an animation now
New: Status bar color gradient animation
Fix: Notification shade wasn’t displayed correctly in Dark mode
Home screen
New: App drawer allows you to keep your Home screen neat and categorizes apps so you can find them faster.
New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.
New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features up front.
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.
New: New animations feel natural and refreshing.
New: Binging your favorite shows will be more convenient with our new video toolbox.

The update is rolling out via an OTA package for both variants. Therefore, it may take a couple of hours or possibly even a day or two for the OTA update to arrive on your Xiaomi Mi 9 SE. Thus, if you aren’t willing to wait for the OTA package, you can manually download and install it on your device via the link below:

Global variant:

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
  • Codename: grus
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QFBMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: d7ee8341ff7810696a4c245fefa90640

European variant:

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
  • Codename: grus
  • Channel: European Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QFBEUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 3fa88110054e2f847ad33c0622324c20

Make sure to download the correct file for your region to avoid running into any problems. That being said, keep an eye out on our MIUI 12 update tracker to know when Xiaomi’s latest software skin arrives on your phone.

Update 1 (August 17)

Well, it appears that the Russian variant of the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is also receiving the new stable MIUI 12 update. The update is rolling out with the software version, up from the previous MIUI 11 version The changelog for the update is the same as that of the Global and European variants.

Russian variant:

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
  • Codename: grus
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QFBRUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: fa38eed8dc7d7abd9dba655b08fb0cc3

Update 2 (August 27)

While Xiaomi already released the stable MIUI 12 update for the Mi 9 SE in China, the users in other regions were waiting for the update to be officially available. The wait is finally over as Xiaomi has now officially announced the stable MIUI 12 update for the Mi 9 SE for the Global and European variants.

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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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