MIUI 12.5 Enhanced to bring further system optimizations — Global roll out details and list of devices getting it

Xiaomi introduced the MIUI 12.5, the next intermediate MIUI update with a strong focus on system optimizations in China back in December, and the Global roll-out started in Q2 2021, and it continues to roll out to more devices. Today Xiaomi has announced the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced that brings further system optimizations promising a swifter and a lower power consumption experience. It will start rolling out from Q4 2021 which begins in October.

MIUI 12.5 already reduces the CPU usage by up to 22% and power consumption is reduced by up to 15%. The MIUI 12.5 Enhanced brings all-round optimizations from the core framework-level all the way to upper applications with Liquid storage, Atomized memory and Focused algorithms.

  • Liquid storage: New storage mechanisms will keep the system vibrant and responsive over time. The efficiency of disk defragmentation has increased a significant amount. Even after months of use, performance remains strong.
  • Atomized memory:  Focuses on ultra-fine memory management, making RAM usage more efficient. By splitting application memory and closing unimportant tasks, the self-developed memory management mechanism streamlines memory usage.
  • Focused algorithms: New algorithms will dynamically allocate system resources based on usage scenarios, ensuring a smooth experience on the devices. Core scenarios are smoothly and fully accelerated, prioritizing the most obvious processes perceived by current users according to scenario, and minimizing the impact of certain applications in the background. CPU usage is reduced while power saving is improved.

First set of devices that will get MIUI 12.5 Enhanced update from Q4:

  • Mi 11
  • Mi 11 Ultra
  • Mi 11i
  • Mi 11X Pro
  • Mi 11X
  • Mi 10T Pro
  • Mi 10T
  • Mi 10 Pro
  • Mi 10

Other devices will get the update after that gradually and the next list of devices will be announced soon.  Xiaomi is also working on the MIUI 13, the next major update, but it is reportedly delayed for further optimizing since more devices are added to Xiaomi’s internal Android 12 beta testing.


Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram