Although Xiaomi is immersed in MIUI 12.5 updates and of course, preparing the future MIUI 13, the implementation of MIUI 12 continues. This version of the Xiaomi layer came with a good handful of news and for many of the terminals in the portfolio. However, the update for some of them, like the Redmi 7, had been canceled, until now …
Android 10 arrived on the Redmi 7 in the summer of 2020, but the terminal has remained anchored in MIUI 11 since then. We must remember that we are facing one of Xiaomi’s best-selling terminals, and therefore there are many users concerned about knowing their future in terms of updates. The bad news came last December, when Xiaomi confirmed that the Redmi 7 would not receive MIUI 12.
This decision also affected the Redmi Y3, Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A. According to the company, these terminals had not passed the initial internal tests of the company, so they have not been “eligible” to upgrade to MIUI 12 due to compatibility and performance problems. However, the story has just been turned upside down, as MIUI 12 is starting to hit the Redmi 7 by surprise.
The update comes without prior notice, to the amazement of the first users who are being able to update. Keep in mind that it is a stable beta version in China, but if all goes well, it should be the first step for MIUI 12 to reach the Redmi 7 around the world. The update is coming with version number V184.108.40.206.QFLCNXM. and it has a weight of 2.3 GB , as is usual in a MIUI version change.
News and bug fixes
The new version includes a good handful of new features, according to the official changelog . The terminal will also have the latest version of the Android security patch for January 2021. In addition, animations have been optimized, and the brightness and colors of the dark mode have been improved. Bug fixes are also added.
If all goes well and no serious bugs are reported, the next step will be the launch of the stable version of MIUI 12 for the Redmi 7. According to the usual plans, then it would be the turn of the Redmi 7 of the global markets. The big question now is to know if given this surprising news, the Redmi Y3, Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A, still have the possibility of updating to MIUI 12.