Xiaomi announced MIUI 12 one year ago, and late in December 2020, unveiled an incremental step dubbed MIUI 12.5. The MIUI 12.5 would serve as an incremental step ahead of a new major version, but also brought enhancements to the system core and new features. A few months later, Xiaomi decided to not launch MIUI 13 as it was still needing polishment. Instead, the company announced MIUI 12.5 Enhanced. That’s right, the incremental update got a new incremental update. Since the announcement, the company has been pushing the update forward for a plethora of smartphones. Today, it’s time for the “Indian” variant of the Redmi Note 9 to get this update.
The vanilla Redmi Note 9 story is a bit confusing. The device was skipped at India’s release of the Redmi Note 9 series that saw the Redmi Note 9, 9 Pro, and Note 9 Max. A few months later the Note 9 was unveiled globally with MediaTek Helio G85 and a slightly different design. However, it was left out of China as the country was passing through the worst COVID-19 wave. Several months later, Redmi unveiled a completely different Redmi Note 9 series in India. That one includes 5G smartphones and the Redmi Note 9 4G. This one was globally launched as Redmi 9T, and as Redmi 9 Power in India.
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Today’s update is reaching the Indian version of the Note 9 that has the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC. The new system update arrives with a build number V220.127.116.11.RJOINXM. As the name clearly implies, MIUI 12.5 Enhanced brings improvements over the original MIUI 12.5 update. As a result, users will not notice visual changes or new features after updating to the latest software. However, the system should be more smooth and well optimized. Moreover, there are some underhood improvements in security. The update also includes the October 2021 security patches.
MIUI 12.5 Enhanced is rolling out through the OTA system. So, it is rolling out in batches and will gradually reach the eligible owners. However, it’s important to note that the update still carries a “Stable Beta” status. So it’s likely coming for just a few limited users right now. If no critical bug appears in the coming days, then we expect a wider rollout to start. At the time of this writing, the update should be reaching the remaining global variants of the Redmi Note 9. In a few days, all units across the world will be running the latest MIUI version.