The Poco M2 launched a couple of months ago and is available with MIUI 11 on top of Android 10 out-of-the-box.

This is despite the fact that MIUI 12 was already available months ago. Therefore, it’s a slight disappointment considering that it means the device will get one less MIUI version update than it should.


Moreover, Xiaomi — or rather Poco — is yet to start rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for the device.

FYI, the Poco M2 is basically a re-branded Redmi 9 Prime that is sold in India which is also the same device as the global Redmi 9 — codenamed ‘lancelot’ which are also yet to get MIUI 12.

For many, MIUI 12 is worth the wait since the skin brings some cool new features and also adds a fresh coat of paint to all corners of the user interface.


Matter of fact, Poco M2 Pro users began receiving the update to MIUI 12 towards the tail end of September which brought a host of new features with it.

Of course, some MIUI 12 features such as the Super Wallpapers are not part of the package since Xiaomi has officially confirmed that it will be available only on devices with AMOLED displays powered by the Snapdragon 8XX processors.

That said, the company is still working on rolling out new features for its devices running on MIUI 11 and MIUI 12.


And with the latest MIUI-11 based update for the Poco M2, Xiaomi has added new watermarks to the Camera app and has also enabled the fullscreen mode.

These features were already added on the Redmi 9 Prime (India) — aka global Redmi 9 (lancelot) — with the September security update.

The update which brings the new camera features to the Poco M2 is rolling out with the software version, up from the previous version in India.


Apart from the two new camera features, there are no other noticeable changes with the update as highlighted by the changelog:

Poco M2 MIUI 11 version changelog:


New: Watermarks
New: Fullscreen mode

The update is being seeded to Poco M2 users in India over the air and should be arriving on your unit soon if it hasn’t already.

However, in case you aren’t willing to wait or just want to install the new update afresh, then you can manually download and install it via the link below.

Poco M2 MIUI 11 version download link:

  • Device: Xiaomi Poco M2
  • Codename: shiva
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: V11.0.5.0.QJRINXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 1d82d950c2976e6dd40898116af79f0f

To play it safe, make sure to create a backup before installing the update manually to avoid losing any important data.

Having said that, the OEM has still not shared any details regarding the availability of the update MIUI 12 update for the Poco M2.

poco m2 featured

However, considering that Xiaomi has rolled out MIUI 12 for nearly all eligible devices, it’s likely that the update will go live for the Poco M2 sooner rather than later.

You can check out our dedicated tracker to know all about MIUI 12 and its rollout for all eligible devices.

Further, you can keep tabs on all developments regarding the MIUI 12 update for the Poco M2 by heading here.

NOTE: There are more such stories in our dedicated Xiaomi section so be sure to go through it as well.

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Dwayne Cubbins
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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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