Xiaomi has unveiled the MIUI 12.5 update at the Mi 11 series launch event and the new custom skin will bring a bunch of improvements.

MIUI 12.5 is slated to bring improvements to security and privacy along with new animations, Super Wallpapers, haptics, and much more.


The new MIUI version is said to be more efficient because it has been optimized to use 20% less memory than previous versions.

Its system operations are designed to reduce power consumption by 17% as these operations are also optimized to consume 32% less memory.

Also, the new set of Super Wallpapers on the MIUI 12.5 update will help to conserve energy by consuming 40% less power.


Apart from that, the MIUI Light Cone architecture plays a pivotal role in reducing overall memory usage and power consumption.

This dynamic effect architecture has been upgraded to provide comfortable yet efficient, and natural and smooth effects.

Moreover, the MIUI Light Cone architecture brings the Turbo gesture feature which responds smoothly and swiftly without causing any lag.


On top of this, the new MIUI Sound Design offers over 100 notifications and system sounds of creatures across the globe.

The MIUI natural touch brings new and convenient haptics which further improves the overall user experience. Also, the enhanced floating window feature makes multitasking way too simpler.

Privacy has also been greatly improved with the Clipboard privacy protection, approximate location, full Android sandbox mechanism, separate application read permissions settings and much more.


While these are the key features and improvements that the MIUI 12.5 update will bring, there is so much more to the upcoming custom skin update than meets the eye.

Nevertheless, not all these changes will make their way to all eligible devices due to hardware limitations and other factors.

Animations like the Hourglass countdown will only be supported by the Mi 11, Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, and Redmi K30 Pro. Also, the app download water animation will require devices running Android 10 along with the Snapdragon 855 or higher SoCs.

Clock countdown hourglass motion support models: Xiaomi Mi 11, Xiaomi Mi 10, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, Redmi K30 Pro; desktop download water fluctuation effect, application uninstall explosion motion support models need to be Android Q version and equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU and above


In fact, the audio stereo system will work on the Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 11, Mi 10 Ultra, Redmi K30 Ultra, Redmi K30S Ultra/Mi 10T, Redmi Note 9, and Redmi Note 9 Pro.

Similarly, the natural touch design is only supported by the Mi 9 Pro 5G, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10 Ultra, Mi 11, and Redmi K30S Ultra.

The Mi Health app’s heart rate monitoring function will not work with devices like the Redmi 6A, Mi CC9 Pro/Mi Note 10, Mi CC9 Meitu Edition, and Redmi 10X Pro.

Due to hardware limitations, only the following mobile phones support natural touch design: Mi 11, Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition, Mi 10 Pro, Redmi K30S Extreme Commemorative Edition, Mi 9 Pro 5G.


Apart from that, the Mi Health Spirit String 2.0 support will only be available on the Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10 Ultra, Mi 11, Mi 9, Mi 9 Pro 5G, and Mi 10 Lite/Youth Edition.

More devices include the Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro, Redmi K30 Pro/Poco F2 Pro, Redmi K30 5G, Mi 9 SE, Redmi K30i 5G, Mi CC9/Mi 9 Lite, Mi CC9 Meitu Edition, Mi CC9 Pro/Mi Note 10, Redmi K20/Mi 9T, Redmi K30/Poco X2, and Redmi Note 9 Pro.

Furthermore, the aforementioned feature will support devices which are running the latest OS update i.e., Android 11 and above.

Description of models supported by Xiaomi Healthy Lingxian 2.0 technology: only supports Xiaomi 11, Xiaomi 10, Xiaomi 10 Pro, Xiaomi 10 Extreme Edition, Redmi K30 Pro, Xiaomi 9, Xiaomi 9 Pro 5G, Redmi K20 Pro, Xiaomi 10 Youth Version, Redmi K30 5G, Redmi K30i 5G, Xiaomi 9 SE, Xiaomi CC9, Xiaomi CC9 Meitu Custom Edition, Xiaomi CC9 Pro, Redmi K20, Redmi K30, Redmi Note 9 Pro. And only supports Android R version and above


Xiaomi has scheduled the stable MIUI 12.5 update rollout for April 2021 in China. This means that the aforementioned details mostly concern the Chinese variants of the devices mentioned above.

It is unclear if and when all features will make their way to the global MIUI 12.5 ROMs as the OEM has not made any official announcements on the matter yet.

However, it is still good to see that Xiaomi is constantly evolving its in-house custom skin to better fulfill user requirements.

In MIUI 12.5, more useful functions are new to improve your efficiency.


That said, we will keep tracking the development of MIUI 12.5 and will provide more details once new information becomes available.

In the meantime, you can keep an eye on our MIUI 12.5 update tracker to get the latest updates on the topic.

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I'm a techy who is particularly fond of Android smartphones. A writer who usually finds himself on the other side of the spectrum. An artist who likes to sing and play the guitar. Also a photographer when in the mood.

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