Yes, you heard us right. The MIUI 12.5 update has been to roll out for POCO F1. Though the phone was launched 3 years ago, it is still in the race against the leading flagships in the budget range model. After the MIUI 12 update to Poco F1, the complaints refused to die. Users have been demanding a fix to the bugs brought by MIUI 12.
In an event held on February 8, Xiaomi announced the rollout schedule, eligible devices, and features of intermediary MIUI 12.5 to the world. The brand in its first wave of rollout schedule will extend the update to Mi 11 and Mi 10 series. It will start to land in Q2, 2021. In the second wave of the rollout, happening in late Q2, 2021, devices planned are Mi Note 10 series and Redmi Note 9 series.
However, Xiaomi did not confirm the arrival of the MIUI 12.5 update to Poco F1 since it is almost at the fag end of life. However, users wanted one more stable update which could address all the mess of issues they are facing after MIUI 12 update Poco F1.
When does POCO F1 get MIUI 12.5 update?
People around the world wondered ‘whether POCO F1 would get MIUI 12.5’. Folks all around anticipated because POCO F1 although an independent entity continued to be an integral part of Xiaomi.
There have been some positive developments on POCO F1 getting the latest MIUI 12.5 update. This idea got strong support after a message was sent from one of the executives from POCO India.
As seen from the above chat, the POCO Team is working hard on ensuring that the update is rolled out as soon as possible. Considering that updates are rolled out in multiple batches, we might anticipate some delays, even though the chat did not mention the model of the POCO phone specifically.
Nevertheless, it still gives us some hope taking into consideration of the fact that the representative didn’t say anything specific detail about the update for the device.
It is said that the update might soon be available to all the devices in the first quarter of 2021. It can be expected to roll out in February ending or the beginning of March 2021.
What are the MIUI 12.5 new features?
Primarily MIUI 12.5 update will come with efficient CPU usage, reduction in power consumption by 15%, and ‘prioritized gesture rendering’. These will be most looked forward to. Apart from these, there will be few user experience based enhancements.
They include better location privacy, animations within the folder, redesigned power menu, updated volume controller, Photo to PDF conversion, camera settings, App Vault design updates, enhancements to Notes app, and UI layout changes.
Till the time we get confirmed news about MIUI 12.5 update to Pocophone F1, couple of devices from Poco family are getting ready. The Poco F2 Pro and Poco X3 NFC are the other two models that will receive MIUI 12.5 global update in the second quarter of 2021.