Xiaomi announced its MIUI 12.5 incremental upgrade in December last year. However, we’re already in May, and just a couple of global smartphones have contemplated with the latest branch. None of the POCO smartphones have received the update, but this is about to change very soon. The company has announced a testing program for plenty of its devices globally. If you want to take a place, you’ll need to be fast since there are limited seats.
Unfortunately, the Pocophone F1 is not present in the list. There are two possibilities: The first is that the device will not get MIUI 12.5 at all. The second is that it will receive, but will not take part in the testing program. The Pocophone F1 currently runs Android 10 and we assume that this is the end of the line for the smartphone. However, Xiaomi never had a problem in upgrading MIUI without changing the Android version. Maybe this is changing, but only time will tell. Anyway, unless the owners of the original POCO are so stuck with MIUI, they can easily find Android 11-based AOSP ROMs in the custom ROM community. The POCO F1 has one of the biggest-ever communities and active third-party development.
Getting back to the point, these are the devices that will receive MIUI 12.5 Global Stable ROM:
- POCO F3 [MI, RU, ID, EEA]
- POCO X3 PRO [Global, IN, EEA, RU, ID]
- POCO X3/NFC [Global, RU, IN, EEA, ID]
- POCO F2 PRO [Global, RU, ID, EEA]
- POCO X2 [IN]
- POCO M3[ Global, RU, ID, EEA, IN]
- POCO M2 PRO [IN]
- POCO M2 [IN]
- POCO C3 [IN]
It worth noting that when Xiaomi says “Global Stable ROM” we can assume that the ROM is stable. But if it is calling for testers, then it may still contain small bugs. Hopefully, none of these possible bugs will prevent the company from rolling out this update to the main public in the coming weeks.
Curiously, from this list, only the POCO X3 Pro, POCO X3/NFC, and the POCO M3 are original smartphones. The others are based on existing Redmi smartphones or simply rebranded. For that reason, we assume that it wasn’t so hard for Xiaomi to bring MIUI 12.5 ROM for the POCO smartphones that already have it on their Redmi form.
We expect to see more news in the coming weeks.