Xiaomi announces MIUI 12.5 that is quicker, safer and prettier than ever

Yordan, 28 December 2020

Xiaomi had a massive event today in Bejing, China, where it introduced its latest flagship smartphones, as well as the latest version of its custom interface, called MIUI 12.5. It is a follow-up of MIUI 12 and comes with massive privacy improvements, optimized application handling, and the ability to receive notifications and do some work on connected Windows devices effortlessly.

Xiaomi announces all-new MIUI 12.5 that is quicker, safer and prettier than any predecessor

Xiaomi clarified that the name makes the new update sound like a minor thing, but it is actually a major step forward and will be what powers its phones in 2021. The company did not reveal why it decided to stay away from the number 13, but our guess is there was some superstition involved.

The new MIUI 12.5 has improved aesthetics and visual design - the company executive on stage compared the interface with iOS and said the transition effects are pretty much the same. Xiaomi also boasted about being the company that brings the least system apps, when compared with Apple, Huawei, Oppo, vivo, and Meizu.

Xiaomi announces all-new MIUI 12.5 that is quicker, safer and prettier than any predecessor

The back-end development included rewriting the core structure so the MIUI 12.5 uses 20% less memory and 25% less power, with background memory usage decreasing by an average of 35%. Speaking about apps - you will only get a handful of preinstalled ones for settings, camera, and phone calls and no other bloatware.

Xiaomi announces all-new MIUI 12.5 that is quicker, safer and prettier than any predecessor

Just like in MIUI 11 and MIUI 12, we have yet another new dynamic wallpaper. This time it is the highest peak of Four Sisters Mountain in Sichuan, China, and adapts in real life, based on the actual weather around you. There are also more customizations in sights and sounds - multiple notifications will come in four different tones, inspired by various places around the globe.

Xiaomi announces all-new MIUI 12.5 that is quicker, safer and prettier than any predecessor

Speaking about security, MIUI 12.5 will let you prevent applications from accessing your location, private data, access to clipboard and won’t save passwords or other sensitive information.

More than a dozen smartphones are eligible for the first closed beta, which will be limited to China. All the Mi 10 devices will be able to join, as well as Redmi K30, and even some phones from early 2019 like some Redmi Note 7 versions and the Xiaomi Mi 9 lineup.

Source (in Chinese)


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  • Arslan

Same problem here. It's annoying. A workaround is to i stall Miui control centre app from playstore and use that instead of the default one. But still it's a hassle. Just want them to fix it. Using a Mi 10 and the device experience is ruine...

  • conditae

Push notifications (on the lock screen)? What I did for Telegram was to use the menu button to bring up the app previews and then tap and hold to be able to select the padlock to lock it... Once everything else is set up correctly, it should work (ev...

When are they going to fix the whatsapp notification problem? its really so frustrating... Maybe they have acnd i just don't know how to fix it. if anyone knows how to fix it please be so kind and share....

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