Xiaomi announced its brand new software skin – MIUI 12 – in late April. That’s the earliest MIUI release that we see in a couple of years. Since its big reveal, the company has been in a roll to ensure that all of its devices will be running the cutting-edge software; until the end of 2020. After rolling out the update for the most recent devices, the company is now ensuring; that old smartphone will also be able to receive it soon.
Mi 9 SE MIUI 12
Xiaomi has now rolled out a new update for the Mi 9 SE with MIUI 12. The latest update for the Mi 9 SE is 833MB in size according to a screenshot shared by ITHome and it carries the version number V188.8.131.52.QFBCNXM with MIUI 12. The Chinese blog also reports that while the update brings some significant improvements; there are still some bugs according to those who have installed it.
In China, the company is currently rolling out MIUI 12 for some 2018 smartphones. Whereas, International markets are getting MIUI 12 on the 2019 devices. Recently, the company rolled out a stable MIUI 12 build for the Redmi Note 8 Pro. Now, it’s time for the Mi 9 SE and Mi 9 Lite to get the same treatment in China.
The Mi 9 SE packs in a 5.97-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a small waterdrop notch. There is a fingerprint scanner under the display and the notch houses a 20MP selfie camera. The device packs in a Snapdragon 712 processor under the hood that is paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of non-expandable storage.
On the back is a 48MP main camera + 8MP ultrawide camera + 13MP telephoto camera setup and under the glass back is a 3070mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging
MIUI 12 Xiaomi Phones
Interestingly enough, the original Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9 Pro were the first smartphones to get MIUI 12 stable update in June in China. In July, the company announced the software update for the Chinese Mi 9 SE. Now, the global, aka European and Russian variants of the latter device is getting the stable update of MIUI 12 branch. Interestingly enough, the excellent mid-range phone Mi 9 Lite is getting the same treatment.
Both smartphones were originally released with Android Pie in all the markets. They’ve received Android 10 build earlier this year and the new MIUI 12 obviously takes the latest Android version as a base. It’s interesting to point out that this is the second MIUI update coming for the Mi 9 SE which originally came with 2018’s MIUI 10. The Mi 9 Lite, which sells in China as Mi CC9, on the other hand, debuted with the MIUI 11 and is getting its first major MIUI update. Both devices should receive a new round of MIUI updates in 2021. Xiaomi is known for keeping the MIUI update for some years. Therefore, we can’t affirm that Android 11 is surely coming for these devices.