[Update: Apr. 01] Xiaomi Mi 10S MIUI 12.5 beta (internal test) version to begin rolling out from next week

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

Original story (published on March 25, 2021) follows:

Last year marked the 10th anniversary of Xiaomi and it so happened that their flagship series also coincidentally carried the number 10 with their names. The Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, and Mi 10 Ultra all got excellent reception.

And while the series has since then been succeeded by the recently launched Mi 11, Xiaomi has managed to keep it alive by releasing an updated version of the critically acclaimed Mi 10 Pro.

The devices look pretty much similar in almost every way but the newer version comes with bumped-up specs and a slightly better design. The most noticeable improvement is in the processor department – the Mi 10S comes with a Snapdragon 870 5G.


And on the software end, the device ships with the latest MIUI 12 based on Android 11 experience out of the box. However, as most may already be aware, the MIUI 12.5 update is next in line.

Now, MIUI 12.5 is still undergoing some pretty rapid beta development and has seen a plethora of feature additions over the past three or so months.

In our most recent story, for example, we highlighted how MIUI 12.5 beta 21.3.18 brings forward a new gesture to temporarily disable floating notifications, among other things.

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Moreover, Xiaomi is known to kickstart beta development programs just a couple of weeks following initial release of a new device itself, like they did for the Redmi K40 series.

From this, one can conclude that a MIUI 12.5 beta release for the Mi 10S is only inevitable. And judging from the release notes of the MIUI 12.5 beta 21.3.25 update, the conclusion does indeed hold true.

Mi 10S development version internal test, expected to be released next week, thank you for your understanding

Xiaomi has stated that the development version internal testing is set to commence as early as next week. Hence, if all goes well, a MIUI 12.5 beta build should release soon for the Mi 10S just like it releases for every other eligible device.

Anyway, for you to actually receive OTA updates, you will have to be a part of the Chinese internal beta testing program. Details for that should be made available in the forums soon.


That said, the official changelog for the MIUI 12.5 beta 21.3.25 update has been given below:

Fix some experience issues

Not much has changed but it should roll out to supported devices real soon if it hasn’t already. For now, be sure to keep an eye on our dedicated MIUI 12.5 update tracker so that you do not miss out on any new developments.

Update 1 (April 01)

06:41 pm (IST): Mi 10S just bagged MIUI 12.5 development version (21.3.31) with multiple optimizations and improvements to pay tribute to the brave early adopters. For more details, check this out.

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